Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Building Houses

My stitch group met.  I always love our get-togethers!  

First, a little show and tell with finished chicken scratch projects.  Another great apron, this one lined and with a pocket.    

A wonderful lined bag, with a pocket inside and a chicken scratch pin.  

One of the stitchers is a kindergarten teacher and made these Very Hungry Caterpillars to teach snapping and buttoning.  How creative!  

Our project for the day was applique house blocks for the 2019 NHK Partnership Quilts. The theme this year is HOUSE and the rules are:

  • size 15x15 cm + seam allowance of 1-2 cm
  • no quilting,
  • name in lower right corner,
  • enclose a self addressed 62yen postcard, if you live in Japan and want to know in which quilt your block was added
  • DEADLINE: July 31, 2018, when the block must reach NHK not postmark date
  • send to: 
Partnership Quilt
 NHK Sutekini Handmade
 2-2-1 Jinnan
 Tokyo 150-8001

(or you can check out the Japanese website here.) I brought two applique houses I made in the past as examples, but I didn't need to because this creative group already had their own ideas.  

Here's what we had at the end of our session.  We'll work on them at home, them finish them up and get them in the mail before the deadline for receipt (July 31st).  

Wouldn't you like to join in too? There is plenty of time to get your block finished and in the mail!


Julie said...

Well done to all, talented ladies.

Queeniepatch said...

You are a great teacher and your group is made up of the most creative ladies! I love the apron and the bag, the caterpillar and the houses. I wish I lived closer and could join in. I am sure I would learn a lot!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela wow your girls have been very busy ,love there finishes,well done ladies. Love your new project and interesting to see the different houses xx

Mia said...

Wow Pamela! So many beautiful creations!!!! I LOVE the apron! Kisses, my friend.

Manuela said...

Wonderful finishes from the ladies.
The houses are beautiful.

Denise :) said...

I adore stitching groups, what a fun time. And those projects are just great! Y'all do it right! :)

Jeanie said...

Your group is very creative! And I always think it's more fun to create in the company of others. It looks like a wonderful day.

Beth in IL said...

Love seeing your stitching group.

Janie said...

Yes, another great apron finish and cute bag too.
The caterpillars are perfect for kids, they'd have so much fun taking
them apart and putting them back together they wouldn't know or care that they
were learning.

kiwikid said...

Love the caterpillar! That is a great idea. The chicken scratch pieces are lovely too. The start of the houses looks great.

Leonore Winterer said...

I love that you are all doing this together, and of course I also love the finished aprons - well done, everyone!
Those very hungry caterpillars are a brilliant idea.