Our June meeting was filled with fun, as always, and even though we had smaller numbers and not as many quilts, it was just as inspiring as ever. It was Terry's turn to receive blocks from the group, she asked for Christmas blocks...and our group motto is, "You get what you get," and she did! I think Terry will sew these into something wonderful! The block with the appliqued Santa and tree is from yours truly...and the "present/gift" block is from Helen - we're going to make a group project out of that block, each of us sewing 12 present blocks and then we'll swap...then we'll have given everyone a present! Love that!
Stephanie whipped up this darling baby quilt...I asked if a baby was in her future and she looked at her daughter, who was our guest, and did not get the answer she was hoping for...but then, you never know!
Helen made another winner with half-square triangles - those blocks make a secondary pattern, the zig-zag, see it? So fun!
Lori brought her latest find...this beautiful double wedding ring quilt top that she paid $60 for!!! Between her and Stephanie there isn't a bargain to be had in the metropolis! The group thought she should hand quilt this and that would be lovely...but if she machine quilts it she'll be able to use it in this lifetime!
Lori also brought in this darling pattern from YoYo Mama Designs...it looks pretty straight forward, right? But it's a clever little thing...after cutting out squares, you GLUE them onto a big piece of fabric, then you stitch, in rows, across all of the squares, 1/4-inch from the edge, up and down, all around. When the top is washed the edges fray nicely...how easy is that?!? Last month Stephanie showed us how to make four half-square-triangles at one time and now we know how to glue a quilt together...while this is bordering on the edge of "cheater" fabric or quilts from Kohls, Martha Stewart, India, China, etc., I'm pretty certain I'm going to be glueing a half-square-triangle quilt together soon!
Look closely! This is Dawn's New York City quilt - made with New York subway map fabric and a big, bold print with pics of New York landmarks. Dawn just sold her house and is moving to California...while we think she's a traitor (okay, just I do, I mean, what's California got that we don't have? Sun? Think skin-cancer. Beaches? Think pollution/crowds/sand in your shorts. Warm weather? Think sitting in a hot car on the freeway! Her hubby's job? Why can't he commute?!? But I say nothing!) We're going to miss Dawn and her quilts...on the bright side she has already signed up to host us in January! Woo-Hoo! Road Trip!
That's it - short and sweet! It's still quilting weather in Seattle...but summer is just a week away!