Ft. Thomas Group Session Recaps

April 2019 Session Recap

I have finally recovered from our sweat shop we had going on at the last session. It was awesome to see everyone come together with their machines, taking care of business and having fun doing it! Thank you all!! I’m really looking forward to our Quilt Day this month!

Let’s start off the quilts using 6″ squares. I love the variety we can get from these:

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Now some 10″ blocks with a 4 patch, such a fun way to use those focal fabrics you don’t want to cut up too small:

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Love those girl scientists!!

We had a few super size bento boxes:

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I have cow fabric on the back of this alien quilt. Made me giggle…

Heather had another rescue job with some orphan blocks and fabric and made this awesome green scrappy quilt:

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Christy and Brenda collaborated on this quilt. Here is a video on how to make these 3D bow tie blocks from Quilting Blocks & Patterns. 20190411_070750

Christy and I collaborated on this tumbler quilt. 20190411_071121

Whoever turned this adorable cat applique quilt top did such a great job. Thanks to Mom for finishing it off!

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I recently went to Quilt Camp and at a quilt store ran across a beautiful and intricate quilt on display. The store was out of the pattern so I went online and found it from Sassafras Lane. O.M.G. They have some of the cutest and coolest patterns!! I bought several – you should check them out. These super cute applique animal patterns are PERFECT for RMH. Here are my first 3. You will be seeing a lot more of these. I was testing out the fusible web and applique methods with these. Here are my results…

The bear is made with HeatnBond and a blanket stitch before quilting. The fusible web is way too stiff for this since there are multiple layers. I even washed it – still too stiff.

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Little penguin dude was made with freezer paper, then I used the homemade basting spray to adhere it to the background and raw edge applique after it was basted. I like the furry look after a washing and obviously it’s soft since there is not fusible web. Pieces moved around a bit though, so on to my next trial….20190411_070442

This little piggy was made with Wonder Under and a blanket stitch. This is now my preferred method, at least with these large applique quilts. He washed up very nice too.20190411_070538

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to our fairy god mother, Rebecca, for gracing us with her presence and presents. I appreciate all the wonderful things you bring to the group 🙂

You may have already read the update regarding construction at RMH, if not, you can find it here: More Rooms, More Love.  This project will be done before we know it, so please invite your quilty and crafty friends to join in our effort. The House will be serving 6,000+ families a year! Any and all help is appreciated. Feel free to direct people to me if they are interested in helping out with the Comfort Quilts program.

Hope to see you all on Saturday for our Quilt Day – woohoo!!

~ Emily

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