If I didn't have my quilt group to look forward to once a month, I would really be sad...they are so inspiring and motivating and it's always so much fun to see what everyone has made...I hope to have something to show next month...it's been kind of slow around here in the quilting department so I'm happy to show you what my group managed to crank out last month...but first, let me show you our little Elsa...she turned one a few weeks back and the girl threw her a little birthday party...
Elsa's party was just for family...lots of goodies and treats but no other kids were invited because as the girl said, "Elsa has no friends!" How sad, but then again, she is only ONE! Elsa is coming to visit next week...can hardly stand myself I'm so excited! Okay, onto the quilts!
Both of these quilts are Lori's, too, I think...I think the one on the right was made with scraps from the one above?? Oh who knows?!? I cannot remember what day it is so how can I be expected to remember who's quilts these are!
Yay! I do remember this quilt...Lori made it for her grand-daughter Molly - it's king size and the pattern is called Swoon! Wow...maybe I'm on a roll! This quilt hasn't been bound yet - it is just stunning, no?
This little beauty was made from scraps from Lori's Swoon quilt - very clever of Lori - I love how she pieced those little stars.
This circle quilt is a group effort - pieced by Kareena, quilted by Lori, or maybe Lori just paid for the quilting (?) and then I am binding it...it will be a gift to a dear friend, who doesn't read my blog so no worries about spilling the beans! The pic on the right is the backing - fun, no?
The 9-patch quilt was made by Lori - she was really on a roll! It's warm and wonderful - I really want to copy this for me! Pictured on the right are some darling little dolly diapers and bib...Lori's daughter just gave birth to her 4th girl so Lori made new doll clothes so the big sisters can change their doll's diapers instead of the new baby's!
Why, there's a hand in this picture! Let me tell you about this quilt - the center block was purchased for $5 at Ben Franklin, yes, $5. And the reason it was only $5 is because the sunflower is super stiff, like it was put on with hot glue. I think Barbara purchased it, and then she gave it to Janet and Janet took it to her church group and they added the borders to make it larger. The top will soon be quilted and will eventually be sent with a load of quilts to a charity in Africa...stiff sunflowers and all!
Yet another hand! This is one of Helen's quilts - she said it was not her favorite quilt to work on and no wonder, all of those zig-zags are half-square triangles that are piece together...2 1/2-inch half-square triangles!!! Helen is a crazy wizard!
This is another of Helen's creations - half-square triangles again. I love the look of them, and would love it if someone GAVE me a half-square triangle quilt because making one for myself is not in my future!
This fabulous quilt top is Barbara's...she bought it at a garage sale for practically nothing - maybe this was the $5 top and not the one above? I have no idea! When it's finished it will look great in her cabin! Hey, it doesn't matter how you get a quilt - only that you get it!
There's a story to this quilt top, too. Barbara purchased it at Value Village, a thrift store. It's all hand-pieced and while it has some damage, it's in pretty good shape. Oh, maybe THIS is the $5 quilt?!?! If only I could remember! Barbara didn't want it, but she thought someone in our group might...after we took a quick poll, turned out only three of us wanted it...Lori, Stephanie and Me, of course, I want everything! So we drew names and Stephanie was the big winner! Pretty funny considering Stephanie is the Value Village Queen!! Lucky girl - hope she hand quilts this!!
Neva, who is new to our group, brought in one of her quilts to show - soft and sweet! And the back is just as beautiful as the front!! It's a TWO sided quilt! That's something that has totally eluded me, I'm so happy to just get the top done I can't think about piecing a back!!!
Kareena was busy last month - she managed to piece two beautiful baby quilts, one in blue and grey and another in pink and grey - the pictures just don't do the fabrics any justice, they are really pretty. Kareena then started on a new project - the yellow and cream stars...can't wait to see what she does with them!
Kareena made this quilt for her daughter and she made another quilt, just like it, for her daughter's friend. I posted pics of the quilt tops a while back - the quilt for the friend was finished and has already been given to her and Kareena finally got her daughter's quilt done. She made us the pattern, and purchased all of the British fabrics for this special "One Direction" quilt...(the center block is a "1" and a "D") if you are in the know, then you know One Direction is the hottest boy band to hit our shores since the Beetles! Kareena's daughter and friend are crazy about them - as if every other teenage girl in the country! Lucky girls! They could probably sell their quilts for a fortune!!!
This is Terry's quilt - she needed a red and white quilt to fit in a sleigh she had out for Christmas...so she just whipped this one up! Terry quilted hearts into the quilt, now she can leave it out for Valentine's Day...and the 4th of July!!
This is Denise's quilt...she purchased it, pins and all, at the Block Party Quilt Show a few months back...and part of it is already quilted!! Now, who in their right mind would piece a quilt, sandwich it, pin it and machine quilt part of it and then give it away?!?! I'm happy Denise was in her right mind and bought it when she had the chance! Maybe this was the $5 quilt?!? At some point in our meeting, someone said $5...I wish I could remember who?!? This is a nice little quilt - perfect to wrap a grandchild up in!
Denise's pretty table...I wanted to show you her adorable table runner, which she made from embroidered blocks she purchased at a thrift shop. So cute! Denise served us Italian Wedding Soup, a fabulous salad, Italian bread and a delicious cake for dessert...it was a "pinch me" kind of day!!
Let me ask you something...if you're in a quilt group, what do you do as a group? Do you work on group projects? Can you recommend one for us? Do you meet to sew or meet for show and tell? Tell me how your group works - I'd love to know!
That's it - lots of pics - another great meeting...and now that I'm all fired up and inspired, I think I'll drag out some blocks and get to work!