A few years ago Terry showed up at our meeting with SEVEN quilts she had made in ONE week. Seven. Makes my bobbin throb just thinking about it! At our most recent meeting, Lori quilted her way into the record books with an astonishing NINE QUILTS!!! Okay, so they weren't all hers, but she had NINE quilts to show...NINE! I brought in fabric...yes, fabric, not cut, not pieced, not sewn...but special fabric from a special lady who bought it for me in Garmisch, Germany!
I've been petting this fabric now for a few weeks...can't decide what to do with it but since it's authentic dirndle fabric I'm thinking either I need to make myself a dirndle or a table runner...the mister might like the dirndle more! They are rather festive! I could learn to yodel and make streudel, too! In any case, I'm thrilled with the fabric and hope to cut into it soon! Thanks Linda!
After discussing our annual Christmas gift exchange, when Janet showed us this Christmas quilt/table topper, we all said she should bring that as her gift!! Don't think that'll happen but we did love this! And notice Claudia's selvege bag - she brought it last month but it wasn't quite finished, now it's done and it's fabulous!
Claudia wowed us all with her Kaffe Pickle Dish quilt...spectacular - and the backing is great, too! I once tried to make a pickle dish quilt...after more UNsewing than sewing I decided it would be best if I just ate pickles and didn't try to sew them.
This small Christmas quilt is so beautifully quilted by Claudia...once that binding is sewn down it will be ready for the holidays!
Terry made this beautiful quilt from fabric called "woolies" by Bonnie Sullivan...the border fabric has little pumpkin people on it - so Terry embroidered a little pumpkin person on the back of her quilt...so adorable and fun, just like Terry herself!
Lori made this in her sleep...she would have had to because there just isn't enough time in the day to make all the quilts she made!
Another masterpiece from Lori...I think she is giving this quilt away...GIVING IT AWAY! Godfrey! All the fusing, ironing, top-stitching! Hours and hours and she's giving it away! To say this quilt is the size of Lori's heart is not exaggerating!
Lori made the quilt on the left above, she said it was a simple pattern, does that look simple to you?!? Lori showed us Kareena's "Beattitude" quilt...I apologize for the lousy picture which just doesn't do it justice. Kareena has been quilting for all of ONE year and she tackled this...and she did it without ONE mistake!...how is that even possible?!?
When Lori and I went to the Portland Quilt market a few years ago we both fell in love with this blue and white quilt kit...and we both purchased it. I came home thinking I would make this quilt for my sister...and then I noticed all the tiny pieces...I have an allergy to tiny pieces of fabric...so when Kareena wanted to learn to quilt I gave her this kit, thinking she could hack at it and maybe produce something usuable...never in my wildest dreams did I think she would sew it up exactly as the pattern was written, tiny pieces and all, and have it turn out to be so greatl!! (To my sister, I shall be making you blue and white hot pads...I'm sure you'll love them just as much as you would have loved this quilt!)
This colorful log cabin was made by Kareena's daughter, Emily, who is 13...I posted pics of the top when she finished it and now it's beautifully quilted and ready to be bound - it's queensize!! The Santa quilt above is either Kareena's or Lori's, as they both made the same quilt and they were both at our show. Terry did a fantastic job quilting them and they are identical so I wonder how they know who's is who's?! They're huge, too, at least queensize, maybe even king!
Denise finished off our show with this adorable Christmas pillow and ribbon tree! I think she said the ribbon is pinned onto a styrofoam cone...a trio of them would make a lovely gift...I'm just sayin'...would be nice!
Well that's it - another great meeting with the Sew Whats...next month marks the 14th anniversary of our group - even if we only had 5 quilts to show at each meeting, that would make an astounding 840 quilts in 14 years!! But most of our meetings are filled with quilts and other sewing projects - so I'm sure that over the years we've made well over 1,000 quilts...and a lot of them have been donated to various causes...so next month we'll celebrate our group by giving ourselves gifts...we've earned them!