Today was our monthly meeting of my small scale quilt group.
I could not ask for a better group of quilters to share with, and garner ideas from, than these ladies.
The first one to share was Kristine.
This is her 'Three Barns' designed by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.
There are something like 600 HST's in this quilt!
Kristine never ceases to amaze and thrill me with her quilts.
Her sense of color and her piecing skills are exemplary!
Surprisingly, that was all she got done since our meeting in December.
Merumo was next, and you can see all her work here.
Do go check her out for some real eye candy!
I showed off my meager accomplishments next.
Now Lin has fallen under the spell of Lisa Bongean's technique for making nine patches.
Everyone sighed when they saw these little guys.
Could they be any cuter?
I have my eye on the little 'negative' one!!
The rest of the afternoon was occupied with sewing the binding on the following quilt.
Her 'Mourning Quilt' designed by Kathleen Tracy.
It will be a gift for a family friend who has endured several losses this last year.
Kathy spent most of November and December making a quilt for each member of her family as Christmas gifts! That was a fete, but she has given them all away!
Now all she wants is to finish something for herself.
She designed this quilt from a book inherited from her mother.
What a special commemorative quilt!
Kathy believes it was one her mother had earmarked to make for herself.
Pauline wanted a quilt for her bed and a queen size is never large enough to cover the thick mattresses we own today, so...
she made this.
She had a fat quarter bundle of Daiwo fabrics (hope I spelled that correctly) and this is what she did with them.
Stunning is all I have to say.
Can you blame me for looking forward to these meetings?