There's not a better treat I can pass out today than showing you pics from my quilt group - these gals never disappoint! I was so happy to host them this month so I pulled out ALL of my Halloween crap to try to impress them!
As usual, I ended up being the one impressed - not them - they are so clever and talented and so prolific! I dare say I was shamed into working on a UFO early this morning (unfinished fabric object)...as it turns out, shame is fleeting around here so after an hour of sewing, and an hour of UNsewing I turned off my machine and moved on...oh well, tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll work on it tomorrow, it's only a day away...and now, on with the show!
Terry's quilt, turned sideways, is still a beaut - yes, another circle quilt, they just won't die! But they are the easiest and fastest quilt to make - and so dang cute! I love how Terry sewed faces on two of the circles...she's one clever gal!
Stephanie's candy-corn-meets-Cheetos quilt! This pattern is from the book Strip Lovers by Suzanne McNeill - it's half-square triangles so it sews up quickly too. It's just fun, isn't it? And so is Stephanie who came dressed as...see if you can guess...
If I remember correctly, Barbara bought a bag at a garage sale that had some of this fabric on it (quilt on left), along with the red chenille that is around some of the blocks...she took apart the bag, added in some fabrics from her stash and made this adorable little quilt for her grandson Nathan.
This WIP (work in progress) is by Janet - who asked the group for their opinions on borders - sometimes a dangerous thing to do as we are never without opinions! We all wanted to see polka dots around the outside of this quilt...
Above is Helen's latest creation...the camera didn't capture the colors right...the background is a beautiful brownish-khaki color which really sets off the leaves...now look closely...do you see the COLORS she used?!? Helen is the MOST colorful person around - inside and out - and it's always so fun to see how she uses fabrics that I would never dare to use...which is why Helen's quilts are so great!
After our quilt show for American Hero Quilts last February, we had a lot of fabric left over - fabric that was donated for us to sell...most of that fabric was "orphan fabric," which is a nice way of saying that it was UGLY. Stephanie, who has not met an ugly fabric, created these wonky blocks with some of the leftovers and then framed them with shot-cottons...we thought this was the perfect picnic quilt!
Another masterpiece from Helen. This is her "Thomas Quilt". Thomas was a guy who showed up for a quilting class years ago at Quilt works...he walked in with a totally original quilt that was also totally random...everyone loved it! Helen decided to make her own "Thomas Quilt"...which she did by sewing blocks together but she didn't like the outcome so she cut up her blocks and resewed them into the quilt above - which is her totally original and random quilt! Kind of like a New Gee's Bend Quilt...Great, no? That's Barbara peeking around the corner...HI BARBARA!
Halloween pillows...the one on the left is from Barbara - so sorry it's blurry! The two on the right were made by Denise - our paper-piecing queen. We surprised Denise at our meeting with a "Grandma Shower" as she is expecting her first grandchild in two weeks - a little girl who will be named Katherine Grace...there is just nothing like a new baby...and nothing like being a grandma! Speaking of which, I'll leave you with a pic of the most perfect baby on the planet...Baby Max...in his halloween costume, he's a sock monkey, of course!
Baby Max didn't feel good, he just had his vaccinations and they discovered he had an ear infection...but the little trouper was not going to miss out on chocolate and a chance to wear his costume! He's so much like his grandma!