Made By Gina's Custom Creations

Made By Gina's Custom Creations

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Completed Quilt Tops...Ready for the Long Arm!

from the book:
More Layer Cake,
Jelly Roll &
Charm Quilts
Pam & Nicky Lintott

Fabric used for the hexagons:
Seasonal Little Gatherings (Jelly Roll)
Primitive Gatherings

Fabric used for the borders:
from my stash

The quilt top pictured below is not one of my favorites, as now that it's done I don't like my fabric choices.  Ah well, it's done now so I can't do anything about it.
This is called

Star Point Quilt Guild: My Projects To Date

Recently, I joined the Star Point Quilt Guild in Stevens Point, WI...recently being November 2012.  They meet the 3rd Thursday of each month, so I attended the November meeting and joined the guild right away.
In December there wasn't a meeting due to Christmas and New Year's, so instead we had a Christmas/Holiday party at the President of the Guild's home.  There were lots of good things to eat and drink, and a gorgeous Christmas tree where we had our picture taken by.  Not all members could make it to the Christmas party, but quite a few did show up!
At the November meeting everyone was given the opportunity to take home some fabric already cut to size for making Christmas blocks...I took enough to make two blocks.  The picture below shows the two blocks I made...

At the Christmas party, everyone who made these blocks had their name entered into a drawing, as many times as how many blocks we made... i.e.: I made two blocks, so my name went into the drawing twice.  There were enough blocks for two names to be drawn...I was one of the two people whose names were drawn, so I got to take home with me 13 blocks that looked just like the two above.
Here is what I did with those blocks...

I was given a little bit of the fabric used in making the blocks, but it wasn't enough to make an entire quilt, so I pulled some holiday fabrics out of my stash to add to it and I think it came out pretty good!
The pattern I used for making this quilt is titled:
Cindy Lou Who,
and it can be found in the book:
Another Bite of Schnibbles: 24 Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares
by Carrie Nelson.

Below is a photo of those of us who made it to the Christmas party.

And this photo is just a snapshot of the name tag I made for myself, which everyone has to make one for themselves and wear it to the meetings or pay a quarter to the jar each time we attend a meeting without our name tags...
 The ribbons on the bottom represent show & tell items.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cathedral Window Technique - A Successful Attempt!

I have always loved the look of the Cathedral Window quilts, and always figured it would be too difficult for me to even attempt.
Well, I decided to finally try my hand at it, using an awesome tutorial found here: Hyena in Petticoats
Thanks to this tutorial, I was able to make this small piece that I will end up using as a centerpiece for a pillow.  I added the buttons just because I love buttons on pillows, and they just made this pattern pop out at me.
I have to say, the Cathedral Window is not as tough to do as it appears.  For me it was just tedious and made my fingers sore.  So I don't know if I could ever make a whole entire quilt using this process, but at least I know I can do it!
So with that in mind...don't ever think something is too difficult to try.  I know from my own personal experiences that sometimes the most intricate looking details are often the easiest to recreate!