The Seattle Seahawks are the Super Bowl CHAMPS! Best game ever! Well, if you're a Seahawks fan it was...and the entire city celebrated long into the night - including fireworks from the top of the Space Needle! (Photo from the Seattle Times.)
I was so wrapped up in the game/commercials/food that the quilt I had to bind just sat there - I was too excited to pick up a needle and thread! And that's a first for me! I was planning to show you my quilt this morning but as it's not done you'll just have to wait - but I have plenty of others to show you from our meeting last week so let's get started!
This is how we started our meeting - with a peek at Kareena's freshly painted "12th Man" toes...it was nice to see our Aussie friend has been converted to real football! For those of you who live under a rock, the 12th Man is the name for Seahawks Fans...only the best in all of NFL-dom!
Actually, we started our meeting with a discussion on what type of project our group will do this year. We talked about doing a Round Robin, like the quilt on the left. That was the last Round Robin we did, and that's Helen's round robin. That project caused us all a lot of heartburn so we decided not to do that one again. Another time we all exchanged ugly 9-patch blocks - that's what we called them, we used our ugly fabrics to make and exchange 12 blocks each month. We all ended up with dozens and dozens of blocks and some pretty funky quilts. The quilt on the right above is one of two Helen made with her blocks. After much discussion we decided none of us wanted to sew 12 blocks each month. We finally agreed on the "My Month Project." We each will get a month were we tell the group what blocks we want them to make for us...and everyone will make one block a month for a year. We can surely do ONE block! Then each month someone will go home with 12 blocks that were made just for them - we've done this project before and everyone likes it so now we've got a plan for the new year!
Terry brought in her new bag and if I got the story straight, a friend of hers gave her all of the fabric, already stripped together and those cute cupcake blocks! All she had to do was sew it up! We should all have a friend like that!
This adorable Christmas Gift quilt is also Terry's and the backing she used was so cute I had to show you that as well. Our group did a Christmas gift block exchange a while back and your truly even did a Gift Block Tutorial !
Jenny brought in this quilt - I wish you could feel it, in all of it's polyester/wool/cotton glory! It's fabulous!! Jenny rescued it from a consignment store - it's got a real vintage vibe to it along with it looking dang happy!
Helen's quilt is so her. Surprising. Aqua, pink with black and white stripes - and it works! Helen is a master-piecer, she never starts with a plan, she just lets it fly and the end result is always spectacular.
This is Helen's latest creation - stunning in it's simplicity. Just look at all those colors! I need to get out of my rut and make a Helen quilt for myself - seems like good winter therapy to me!
Oh hello Stephanie! When we were talking about group projects, Helen reminded us of our strip project. We made strips for each other each month - this is Helen's quilt...it's fabulous! You can only see a tiny bit of it but on the bottom strip, on the left, is the front part of a Woody station-wagon and those are surf boards lined up in front of it. Flamingos, snail blocks, boats, kites, houses...Life is definitely a beach! We all loved this quilt!
My red and white quilt, which was our last "My Month" group project, has been in the aging process for about two years now while I've been trying to decide what to do with it. After a lot of thought I decided to hand applique primitive trees and houses for borders on the top. I took the one finished border and the top to my meeting to ask my group what they thought and when you ask opinionated women for their opinions you get them! They suggested I ditch the appliqued borders (which I was all too happy to do because really, did I want to spend another year hand-appliqueing three more of them?!!?) and Helen found a perfect fabric in her stash that worked. I sewed on the fabric and love it and more importantly, it's out of the "aging basket" and on it's way to the quilter!! Thanks girls! Now, what do I do with the one appliqued border piece?!?
That's our show for this month! Thanks for tuning in!