Hope you're ready for an eye-popping experience because I've got some amazing quilts to show you today! I'll dispense with the chit-chat and get right to the show and my apologies for the pictures...I took my camera to our meeting but left the camera card home. I also left my cell phone home. I took pictures with Marsha's phone and she emailed me the pictures but she reduced them when she sent them to me and I was unable to resize them. That being said, as I typed this post, the pictures displayed in a wonky way for me, so I have no idea how they will display for YOU...just know I tried, but I only know what I know and there's no getting around that when it comes to tech stuff!
The first two quilts were made by Kareena. I've shown you her crayon quilt before, this might be a new one? But in any case, it's worth seeing again. What kid or grandkid wouldn't love a crayon quilt?!? Kareena made this pink ombre quilt from scraps, it's very sweet and all of her points match, as always! Kareena started quilting not all that long ago and she has mastered it! I'm always impressed with her quilts and the precision in how she sews...something to shoot for, no?
Kareena is an Aussie and that reminds me of Mrs. Martin's Quilt Shop in Melbourne, Australia...not that I've been there, (if I ever get to Australia that will be one of my first stops) but I do follow her blog and I'm amazed at all the beautiful quilts from down-under! Mrs. Martin always has something pretty on her site - check it out!
These Christmas tree blocks were made by Barbara. She does what all quilters do...she gets inspired to work on something but instead of working on a project she's already started, she starts something new! That's the sign of a REAL quilter! Barbara is as precise and exact as Kareena when she sews, so these blocks will be turned into a wonderful quilt...one day!
Stephanie was helping her sister move and she discovered this small quilt. It was probably made in the 80's by the look of the fabrics, and it is beautifully pieced and the quilting is wonderful. Stephanie said she plans to dye it - now that should be interesting!
Stephanie also found this runner. It's definitely got an Amish vibe but it's missing something - there isn't very much quilting on it so maybe it just needs more? This has possibilities and I'm sure Stephanie will figure out something clever to do with it.
Marsha finished her quilt for her granddaughter Brittney. This is the 3rd quilt she's made for her, she LOST the other two! Let's all pray Brittney can keep this one safe! Marsha quilted this, too, and she did a great job! Way to go Marsha!
We met at Terry's home and she had her red and white quilts out...it was fun to see them again. We loved this quilt - there is something about a red and white quilt!
Terry's Valentine quilt was still out, too - so sweet and fun!
I have saved the best for last...no offense to any of the quilts above but when you see this next quilt you'll know what I mean! Janet made this and it's all PAPER-PIECED! For those of you who don't know what paper-piecing is, I would tell you but then I would have to think about it and doing so would cause me great anxiety, hair-pulling and gnashing of teeth! Just know this, paper-piecing is an enormous challenge for anyone who is more right-brained than left!
Just let your eyes feast upon the glory of this quilt! All of those pieces...it's mind boggling! Janet said the pieces were numbered and even so, I can imagine how I would screw that up! This is an "ART" quilt, no doubt about it and we told Janet she should hang it up somewhere so it could be seen in it's entirety, not just folded on the back of a chair. Really cool, yes? I love it. As a child I wanted an elephant for a pet, I remember asking my parents for one...they laughed but I was so sad, one little elephant, that's all I wanted! When I saw this quilt I immediately thought about my childhood wish and then I thought I would make one of these quilts for myself and then I came to my senses. (Jenny, I could see you making this...on your new Featherweight...for me!!!! C'mon, what else have you got to do in Orlando?!?)
As always, thanks for stopping by...I do so love it when you do!