The mister has taken it upon himself to learn an electronic quilt program so as to help me in my quest to rule the quilting world, wherein, as my first act as Queen I would outlaw all irons and pins! Aaaaaaand, because he is delving into this foreign world, he asks a lot of questions..."So when it talks about sashaying, what exactly is that?" Oh, you mean sashing? The strips between blocks? Or were you actually asking about dancing around in your underwear again? It is a verrrrrry steep learning curve for the mister and for the first time in our marriage I am the smarter one! The mister pointed to a quilt and said, "I know this has something to do with apples, but I can't remember what!" Of course, he was pointing to a block with applique on it...see what I'm dealing with? As I headed out the door to my quilt group meeting the mister thought he was funny when he said, "Wait a minute, I'll just grab my stippler and come with you!" Hmmmm, I thought, is that what you call it now??
Terry asked us to make her Christmas blocks, to go with some blocks we made for her before. She brought them all in so we could see them - and they are pretty darn cute!
It's been several years since we did the last round of blocks for Terry so it was very fun to see these blocks again - and to try and remember which ones we did!
They are all so different and have a "folksy" feel to them - Terry is going to have one great quilt when she gets them all sewn together!
Whoa! Either that picture is blurry or we all need eye exams! Sorry about that!
Terry made this sweet and simple quilt - which had all of us with granddaughters thinking we need to make one, too! It's just dang happy. My camera didn't quite capture the brightness of the fabrics - and none of us could remember the name of these fabrics - do you? Terry's quilting is so pretty on this quilt - she is such an artiste!
This is Stephanie's quilt, just back from the quilter, Terry, who did this wonderful rectangle-grid. Stephanie wasn't at our meeting so we decided to peek at her quilts, hoping she wouldn't mind! Stephanie used shott cottons for the solids and added in one colorful fabric to make everything pop - it's so very Stephanie...artsy, modern and stylin'!
The last of the circle quilts - maybe! These circle blocks were left-overs from an exchange we did several years ago...I do love this quilt - something about the circles, I never tire of them. This one is also Stephanie's.
This work in progress is Marsha's...at first I thought it was a piece of whole fabric because the piecing is so precise and the stripped fabric is so evenly cut! But noooooooooo, it's just how Marsha pieces things - perfectly! This quilt top will be finished up into a quilt Marsha is making for someone - I don't think Marsha ever keeps a quilt for herself!
Thirty days or so from now Denise will be whipping out her new table runner!! She is SO smart to have made it during the summer so it will be ready to use when the leaves start to fall! Denise paper pieced the leaf blocks, because she is our paper-piecing queen!
Helen brought in her Life is a Beach quilt one more time so we could all see the flip-flops/thongs finished! (Lori attached the ribbons on them - the final touch!) This quilt is just so fun - so many things to see from the flamingoes to the kites to the snails and fish to the Woody! We never get tired of seeing this wonderful quilt, which was a group "strip" project...it's really spectactular!
That's it...except for a finished quilt which I brought to show - and I'll show you that in the next post. Things kind of slow down in summer as far as quilting goes...got to make hay while the sun shines, especially in Seattle!