Okay - get yourself comfortable, it's time to see some quilts. Some amazing quilts. Made by amazing women! First up though is one of the sweetest blessing gowns I've ever seen...Terry made this for her new grand-daughter, Amaya. Tiny little armholes, tiny little hat...so beautifully made. Terry has another daughter who's pregnant and she's having a boy so next up for her is a "bubble suit" for his blessing - can't wait to see it! Oh, and him, too!
This is Barbara's latest creation...yep, another circle quilt! It's made with Oz fabrics by Moda...very pretty. Barbara is always saying she's not going to buy more fabric because she has such a HUGE stash...whatever!
Barbara purchased the quilt on the left - she said it was too good a deal to pas up! The next quilt is one Stephanie made years ago for the young women she taught at church...it's made out of denin and it is hand embroidered and tied.
This is Dawn's "Play For Pink" quilt that will be auctioned off at her annual golf tournament to raise money for breast cancer research. Our group helped make this by making the pink log cabin blocks. Dawn pieced the back and sewed the top together - it's really going to be beautiful when it's quilted.
Helen's family is going to have a reunion - to help pay for the place they're going to stay they decided to have a family auction...so she made these two quilts above to be auctioned off to family...people who know NOTHING about quilts...who will probably use them as dog beds...shameful really, because we thought as long as she's going to auction them off why not give US a chance?!? Our money is just as good, am I right?!?! Think about it Helen...for the love of all that is fabric!
This is a Helen "original"...just take a minute and look at all that went into this quilt top - it's truly wonderful!
Lori brought in her very first quilt. This was a "kit"...one that over 80 women made every month in our church! Years ago a friend and I had the bright idea to teach the women in our church to quilt - those that wanted to learn came each month and got a kit - they could either stay for instruction or take it and go. We did this for 6 or 7 months, I think. It was a HUGE undertaking!!! I cut 42 kits each month...and two other women cut the rest of the kits. We made blocks that were pieced, appliqued and paper-pieced...so we covered all the bases. After we ended our "lessons" we gave them a few months to get it put together and then we had a quilt show. We had over 50 quilt tops and even some that quilted and bound at our show - all of them made from the same kits - and a lot of them were very different! It was great fun to see the finished results - we hung them around the gym at the church and every wall was covered. It was a fun thing to do...but not fun enough to do it ever again! Lori's quilt is not yet bound...she used the binding on some other project...Lori...GO GET NEW BINDING AND IT 'ER DONE!
Lori's hexagon quilt - all quilted by Terry...so fun! This is such an easy quilt to make...if you're looking for a fast quilt, pick up the American Jane pattern called Merry Go Round, it's a good one!
Denise brought in her latest creation...a new apron made with selvage edges on the top! Very cute - she used the color dots and not the words - kind of reminds me of computer language. Just think how many selvages you'd need to make an entire apron?!?!
Last, but not least by ANY means, is this fabulous quilt made by Kareena. This is a HUGE quilt...it measure something like 88 x 88! This is Kareena's 5th quilt and it's sewn perfectly...the back is almost as pretty as the front! Just look at all those matching points! This is a Buggy Barn pattern, which was a bugger to make...the pattern itself is full of mistakes and difficult to understand...so if you decide to make it, read it thoroughly before you cut! This is where I got the idea for my Santa Tree Quilt - but my quilt ended up nothing like the real thing!
Well, that's it! In case you're thinking it's just too hot to quilt...remember that summer has NOT YET ARRIVED in the Northwest...it's still stinkin' cold outside! And it looks like we're on for another cold and rainy 4th of July...but summer will eventually get here - usually by July 5th...so until then it's great to be hunkered down and quilting!