It's so beautiful in Seattle, the leaves are turning colors, the air is crisp, albeit wet and rainy at times, but nonetheless, Fall has arrived and all is well! And by well I mean, my head is still above water, just high enough for me to see the pretty leaves! So nothing to complain about today! And that fact should probably be noted on a calendar...the day I have nothing to whine about! Let's talk quilts, shall we? We were wowed once again at our meeting - see for yourselves!
This is Stephanie's "trash quilt." Made from scraps many of us would have deemed too small to do anything with and thrown in the trash! Not Stephanie though, she will sew minute pieces of fabrics together to make a tiny piece, which she will then sew to a small piece and by the time any of us have had a chance to blink, she's put together another beautiful trash quilt! Pretty wonderful, no?
This green and purple quilt belongs to Neva - turns out Neva had been holding out on us! We thought Neva was a "normal" quilter...someone who makes a quilt once or twice a year...not like the rest of our fabric obsessed group members who produce a quilt or two a month and sometimes more! But Neva is just like the rest of us, as she proved when she showed TWO quilts at our meeting! This quilt, as you can see, is big and beautiful and super soft!
Neva is making this quilt for her new granddaughter!! Her daughter picked the colors (which, as you quilters know, can be somewhat of a challenge to work with colors that are not in our wheelhouse!) and Neva found these cute fabrics with kitties on them. Neva's grandson and new granddaughter live in Hong Kong - just West of here!
Terry quilted this for one of her customers and she brought it in to show us (with customer's permission, of course!) We loved it - especially the colors that were used! In fact, we loved it so much several of us said we wanted to make one...and yours truly even went out and bought NEW fabric just for this purpose! So in quilting time, that means I'll have a Fox quilt right around Christmas, 2025!!!
Helen has been at it again, sewing/quilting away like a mad woman! I love this house quilt - and every time I see a house quilt I tell myself that I have to make one...one day...after the fox quilt...after the snowman quilt...after the bunny quilt...it's a sickness! How many feet do you see in this picture?
Helen occasionally like to prove to us she can make something other than a bright, happy, fun quilt...she can do "sweet!" Here is her latest sweet quilt...maybe for a new grandbaby? Or maybe it will just go on top of the bed where Helen lays all of her quilts out flat...soon she is going to need a ladder to climb up to get on top of that bed!
This is another "Helen Quilt"...one we have seen before but definitely worth a second look. Helen is hand-quilting this beauty and seeing it was a good reminder for me to get back to hand-work! At night, if I have something to work on, I can't eat...food for thought right there! Nicely done, Helen!
Denise made this baby quilt and every baby expert in the country would say it's the perfect quilt for a baby because of the contrast between the colors! Babies apparently love that so that must make me the biggest baby around because I do, too!
As you might remember, Denise is our resident paper-piecer so it came as no surprise when she showed us this quilt and then said she paper-pieced! Crazy is as crazy does! But this one is a beauty - way to go Denise!
Yours truly did have a finished quilt to show and a quilt top! Yes, I've finally been able to get in a bit of "me" time!! I will show you them in another post...but I want to leave you with my latest creation for my sister, who is a rabid Kansas City Chiefs fan...as in crazy-out-of-her-gourd-nutso about them. Every game day she is decked out in her Chiefs regalia, as is everyone in the house, including the dog and she must own every piece of Chiefs crappola they sell, except for a wreath for her front door...so I took pity on her and made her this. Now she will owe me...which is just how I like it!
I need to offer up a disclaimer...if memory serves me correctly, and of course it doesn't, I might have mixed up the quilts a bit...and maybe I forgot one or two? I kind of remember a red and white quilt and I think Barbara had a quilt to show but for whatever reason, this is all that was in my camera...so my apologies to those I left out - sure didn't mean to!