If only we could sell our house, get it inspected, close the deal and have the ink dry in 48 hours... then we'd be RICH!!! Or at least on the other side of poor! IF only!!! We've had torrential rain, sleet, hail and even snow in the last two days and more is on the way. This is nothing new for us, it's winter in the Northwest, from now until July 5th it's going to be cold and rainy! And our waterfront property comes and goes...if only it would stay!
It was Kareena's month to receive blocks and she made it very easy for us by not only supplying us with the pattern but with the fabric as well. Her fabric is actually leftover from a quilt Lori made - she lets nothing go to waste! There will be white strips in between every block - this is going to be a very sweet, old-fashioned-looking quilt - the kind we all love!
This is Ardith's very first circle Quilt! (No one can stop at just ONE circle quilt!) And it's huge! I think she said it will go on a Queen-size bed. This picture doesn't do it justice, it's much prettier in person. Ardith used the blue French toile I brought back from Paris for her on the back - it's so pretty! Happy leap-year birthday to Ardith, who turns a sweet 16 today!
Denise brought in this adorable green, yellow and white baby quilt that she made for her niece. I love the simplicity of this quilt - big blocks of color with the pinwheels - it's the perfect baby quilt if you ask me and it was the perfect size, maybe 40-inches square - something like that. I loved it! I also loved her halloween mini-quilt which she paper pieced - so all of the pieces are perfectly matched!
Lori made this beautiful circle quilt for her son and daughter-in-law as a wedding present...they've been married two years - so I think it's great that they're getting it SO SOON!! The Girl is still waiting for her wedding quilt! I love circle quilts - they're kind of addicting as our group has discovered!
The beauty of a panel quilt is that you just slap on some batting and backing and you're done...but not so with this one! Marsha fussy cut the blocks from a panel - then pieced this top - so she saved herself no time at all! Marsha made this for her new grandson Oliver...it's as cute as he is. Oh, notice the small border, it's "ticket" fabric!
The hand-stiched blocks above were all made by Terry - all different, all adorable. She showed them to us and then she put down some of the gift blocks we made as a group and my first thought was, "OH NO! THOSE DON'T GO!" But how wrong I was!! I should never doubt Terry...she has an eye for these kind of things...so we put all of the blocks down on the floor and mixed them around and this will give you an idea of what she's going to make:
Fabulous, no? She'll have some filler blocks and strips in between - it's going to be a wonderful quilt - wools and cottons and 100% beautiful! Don't you just love her "elf?" And the trees? And the big red and green toile block next to the elf?!? This is going to be a magical quilt!
Claudia started this quilt a while back - then for some reason she put it aside. We all loved the big blocks that show off her funky/fun fabric! - and the quilting on it is amazing - Claudia is a great long-arm-er!
Claudia called this quilt "Cog Wheels" - a simple pattern that is striking with the touch of black. All three of Claudia's quilt are quite large - that's the advantage of having a long-arm machine in your house or paying someone to quilt them on one - you can make big quilts!
Two words come to mind - bold and beautiful - this quilt is brighter in person, my camera just didn't capture the true pink-ness of it all...it's just pretty. Claudia is a huge Kaffe fan, like many of us, and while this quilt may look simple, big bordered blocks...look at the sashing...all those little triangles that can stretch!
Here's a close-up - fun bright and happy fabrics, and it's quilted so beautifully. This one had us all oohing and aahing...nice job, Claudia!
Helen made this sweet baby quilt - look closely and you'll be able to see the black and white-stripped small border that she put in to give this a little pop - it makes this go from sugar-rush to Parisian-Fresh...if you know what I mean. Helen took some of the scraps from her baby quilt and has begun working on this Dresden block...I don't remember if she said this was going to be a block that will have others to follow or if it was going to be a pillow - either way it's dang cute!
That's it...except for one quilt that I didn't post because it's a surprise for someone - it's fabulous so hopefully I can post it next month!