MPS Inspiration Round 20

Sewing Supplies


Kimberly Conley

This is a really simple quilt I made for my niece in Colorado. The pattern was Cranberry Chutney.

Kimberly Conley

This is one of Laura Heins’s collage quilts and one of the first quilts I’ve actually made for myself. I really enjoyed the process more than I thought I would and will likely always have a collage quilt in progress for times that I want to zone out.

Kimberly Conley

This is a Sujata Shah pattern called Peppermint Pinwheels. I love all the quilts in her Cultural Fusions book and plan on making many more. This one hung in the 2019 Sisters quilt show.

Linda Howarth

First of two twin-sized quilts for our guest room. I used two new techniques to me – string quilts and quilt as you go. It was fun. I used my stash of course and also pieces from my late mother’s blouses.

Linda Howarth

Second twin-sized quilt for guest room. I was running out of big pieces for the back so decided that bigger string quilting would work there too.

Liz McElhinny

This quilt is named “Christmas in the Suburbs”. It is made from the “Suburbs” pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew and a layer cake of holiday fabric by Mary Englebreit. Red flannel on the back, black and white striped binding. Quilting was done by Jacque Ervin and I love the snowflake pattern!

Liz McElhinny

Pillow cover to complement the “Christmas in the Suburbs” quilt. It is made of the leftover half square triangles from the roof blocks. I did the quilting with my walking foot and added a zipper to the back. The backing fabric is a bit “wild” but I had it in my stash and did not need to shop during lockdown.

Jacque Ervin

Hand ornament time! How times have changed from when I showed the ones I made at the October meeting last year. This is the 6th year I’ve done an ornament made from my grandsons hand prints – they actually now look forward to me making them and seeing the progression from year to year.

Nancy Watts

This quilt was made for John’s grand nephew Evan, in honor of his wedding to Becca. I thought the hugs and kisses pattern would be an appropriate design for them. I knew they liked blue so I used 2 packs of assorted 5” squares. It is a lap size, 51×62. I quilted it using a pantograph heart pattern.

Linda Howarth

These are not the final pieces but they are close. I didn’t actually do them this year. I think it was last year. but they were fun and hey, they are Christmas too. The snowman throwing his hat is from a pattern I found and the other came from a tiny image I found on the web and went from there.

Judy Liebo

This was started in 1991 before I began quilting. It was put on hold in order to make a quilt, which turned into unending quilts. I returned to it while downsizing this summer and having no sewing machine.

Linda Gillins

‘Hope’. Quilt is made with batiks and is 74×83. I worked on it while the news focused on mail in ballets and the election. I needed something bright and hopeful, thus the name. Free motion quilted with three loops in the navy star points.

Linda Gillins

This 15 inch doll is going to a friend’s 2 1/2 year old granddaughter for Christmas. Over the years I have enjoyed making dozens of Raggegy Ann dolls. This year I noticed the price on the McCall’s pattern. $1.75!! It’s dated 1977!

Linda Gillins

Ever challenged by a quilt from Hell? My sister-in-law suggested we both work on this prairie point Christmas Tree. The directions were terrible and I did as must seam ripping as sewing. I finally threw the directions away and just struggled. The dark green tree was the first quilt with much seam ripping. The lighter green tree was easier and I documented the process with pictures for my sister-in-law.

Marcia Sanderman

My niece Lisa has recently taken up garment sewing with a vengeance. I’m making this paper pieced wall hanging for her sewing room. Obviously this is a work in progress. I’m pleased with the piece so far. I enjoy the precision of the process of paper piecing.

Rosalie Movius

These are Xmas projects that I am completing. One more strip quilt in flannel, front and back to use up those pesky scraps.

Jean Kelly

TREES, TREES, TREES was made by Jean Kelly and quilted by Teresa Koster at TKos Quilting. The pattern is Those Trees by Zen Chic.

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  1. The best part of the Zoom Show and Tell is the makers of the projects and quilts talk about the process and technique. During the last show, I learned how to use a Sharpie to shadow fabric (the snowman’s hat and scarf), about a paper pieced pattern designer (the sewing room project) and making labels with ink jet printer (Hugs and Kisses quilt). Inspiring!

  2. I was registered but got distracted!!!🤔🤨 I,too, feel like I missed a great show! It made me smile to see so many ideas and quilts by gals who love, love, love quilting! Thanks for all the great ideas!💝🥰😘🥰😘

  3. I loved seeing all of the creativity. MPS is such a great group!

  4. One of the best aspects of quilting is how it inspires and leads to other projects. Maybe it is the fabulous fabrics we have access to nowadays. But the fabrics, the centering focus of sewing, the amazing amount of time we have at home right now – it has all come together in the most interesting assortment of projects yet!

  5. Darn. I feel like I missed out on a really great Show and Tell zoom call. These piece are all very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your work.

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