Monday, May 2, 2011

Don't Be Shy!!!

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Little of This and That!!

Our last meeting was held on April 19th with about 40 or so in attendance. We had a huge show and tell, more than we had ever had I believe. I have a few pictures that I will show you, we really do have a lot of talent in our group and the projects never fail to amaze me. We quilter's are a prolific group when it comes to making quilts and other "quilty" items.  This quilt was made by "No UFO's Karen"..can you even imagine that you have finished all of your UFO's?  She is a unique person among us. Her Angel and Star quilt was a BOM project that she completed. It was a huge quilt and very well done. Congrats to you, Karen!

Here's Jill with her 3 or maybe it was 4 new bags that she whipped up. She has one to match any outfit she wants to wear, I think. Cute bags!

Here's my granddaughter, Abby, with her T-shirt quilt that we made together. She is really proud of it and learned a lot helping to make it. She already has it on her bed and enjoys using it. I think she may have developed an interest in quilting. Yippee!!
This is Abby's graduation quilt that her grandmother made for her, that would be me, Sandy. It was pieced with black and white strips and bright and bold 4 point stars added. It's pretty bright but that's what she likes.
Here's a quilt that Delores brought that she had made for a nephew. She called it a "nature" quilt. Lots of greens and browns, snail trail blocks and a brown bark fabric used for the borders. Stunning!
She also brought this blue/silver Butterfly quilt that she made for her daughter's wedding quilt. Very, very nice!Here is Sandy A.'s jungle panel quilt. I really like the realism in this panel. She did a great job even though she says piecing is not her favorite form of quilting.  This is her miniature signature quilt made with lots of Jo Morton fabric and very scrappy.  I think scrappy quilts are one of everyone's  very favorite quilts.
Here is Betty with her hand pieced, hand quilted Texas Star quilt. This picture doesn't even begin to do it justice. It is really a masterpiece, so soft and cuddly and really has that antique quilt look to it and that is the look she was striving for..You need to see it in "person" to get the full "wow" factor that it deserves.

Phyllis made 2 pink quilts and she has 5 grandsons!! Go figure! She says maybe she'll put them away, in hopes she might have a great-granddaughter some day. Now that is really planning ahead. They are adorable quilts for someone to enjoy someday.

And then she brought a Thanksgiving quilt, no wait, maybe it was a Christmas quilt.  She made it reversible, this is about the umpteenth reversible quilt she has made and they are all great. What a great idea!! Sure saves on storage space, right? I couldn't decide which side I liked the best!!  She also practiced inserting some circles on the Christmas quilt, good idea!
 I hope you enjoy looking at the quilts and be sure and click on the picture. It should open a new window and show the quilts in a larger size so you can view them a little better. Until next time, keep those needles going!!!!