Monday, October 10, 2011

Quilt Meeting

We met at Janet's house last week for our monthly get-together. She had all the supplies on hand and taught us how to make these fun wet felted acorns. I have seen them all over blogland so I was tickled to try my hand at doing it.



She showed us this beautiful vintage dresden plate quilt she recently purchased at the thrift store for $9 - can you believe that?


She showed us this cute necklace she had made from a thrift store t-shirt. It was v-neck to start with and she just cut off the ribbing around the top. Then she cut up the t-shirt itself to make the rosette flowers, and stitched them onto the ribbing all the way around. Finishing touch was the embellishment dangling in the center.


 She's gotten into paper crafts a lot lately and shared these little books she made using manilla folders that had been folded and stitched and embellished - very cute!

11 comments:

Janet O. said...

I haven't seen those acorns "all over blogland" but I love them. Very cute.
Why don't I ever find vintage quilts at that price in thrift stores? That is beautiful!
Did you do any quilting at this quilt meeting? : )

Sue said...

I love those acorns. I just pinned a photo of some very similar on Pinterest. These are really sweet.

Were they hard to make?

annie said...

Wow! These are just great. I love the acorns, and the necklace esp. i can't believe that price on that quilt top! Must have been some meeting!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love the felted acorns - did a few several years back and gave them all away...now I wish I hadn't!! Cannot - CANNOT - believe the price on that quilt! Wowsers.... Hope your week is off to a great start! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

The Wool Cupboard said...

Gayle, You have so many great projects to share. Love the felted acorns...may have to try that one!

Linda

jennifer768 said...

Love the acorns and that beautiful quilt!The price was amazing.Hugs,Jen

Kaaren said...

Love the acorns but the Dresden quilt for $9? Now that's a S-T-E-A-L!

Lori said...

What a fun and inspiring quilt meeting!!

Primitive/Colonial Passion said...

The acorns are adorable. Your quilts are so beautiful. I've only made a few quilts but have sewn my whole life.
Enjoy your blog.

Blessings, Debbie

Nedra said...

The acorns are the cutest! I would have loved to make them with you.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gayle,

I have enjoyed reading your blog. Love the wet felted acorns. They are truly beautiful. I have wet felted wee balls but I was wondering is there a way or a technique of making them look like a acorn??

The antique quilt is lovely and what a bargain.

Happy Autumn, Hugs Judy