If only the rain would have held off for six more hours it would have been only the 3rd time in 70 years that the month of July was rainless! But it rained - and more than that - we had actual lightning and thunder! One lightning strike was so close it shook the house! We woke to rain again this morning and while that's nothing new for Seattle, it's unusual for this date - this weekend - which is the culmination of Seafair and it never rains for Seafair! (Well, by never I mean it's rained like twice in 70 years. I've typed 70 years three times now, which is odd, no?) It seems appropriate that it should rain today though, because since my beloved Blue Angels aren't flying this year (due to the sequestration) the Gods are crying right along with me...no Blues screaming through the skies and no picnic along the shores of Lake Washington...it's enough to make me want to curl up in a quilt and watch movies all day long - like Moonstruck...Enter Cher...Snap out of it! And so I shall...I'll pull myself up out of the depths of Blue despair and show you the quilts from our meeting last week when the sun was streaming through my windows, highlighting all of the streaks from my attempts to clean them...
These blocks were made for a charity that gives quilts to kids in need - Barbara is going to piece the blocks together...we set a few down to see the disappearing 9-patch blocks, which is a great block - it looks like it took more time to make that it did. I'm not sure who's feet those are...but nice pedicure!
This is the same block - a disappearing 9-patch, but the pieces were cut smaller in the beginning. Marsha is making this quilt for her grandkids. Using white, or light-colored fabrics in a quilt makes a huge difference in which fabrics are highlighted and how the pattern works.
Stephanie made both of the quilts above - you've seen them here before, but now they're bound and finished. Don't you just love the big, bold polka dots? And the quilt on the left above is truly wonderful, my picture doesn't do it justice.
Wow, bad lighting! Sorry about that! Kareena brought in these three blocks - she's working on a quilt for her sister for Christmas - the crab block is adorable! Kareena is a master at machine-applique and now, it seems, she has mastered paper-piecing!
This is Janet's quilt top (I think!) and it's made with batiks. Look closely, you'll see all of those points match perfectly! This quilt is big - and this isn't a great picture but at least you get the idea of how wonderful this is!
This Saa-Weeeet little quilt was made by Denise. Loose pinwheels and prairie points - every inch of this quilt is adorable! I'm told loose pinwheels are easy to do - I've never made them so I might have to give this pattern a try - it would make a great baby gift, no?
That's it! At least that's all the pictures I have...I realized I didn't get pics of all the quilts, mainly because the meeting was at my house and I was a bit discombobulated trying to get lunch ready for the ladies - once I set the camera down I forget about it! But since we show our quilts at all stages, from pieced blocks to flimsy's to finished and bound, I know I'll get another chance to take pictures. Even so, there's never a lot of quilts to see in the summer...too many other things to do when the sun shines!