Thursday, March 31, 2011

Favorite Monthly Event

Today was the last Thursday of the month...Breakfast Club Meeting.
Breakfast Club =  Quilters Gathering to Quilt, Share and Eat!
And for anyone whining about the weather in their area not being sunny and warm enough for the Anchorage area it was snowing this morning. The roads were icy, traffic was terrible but we all made it safe and sound. The "new" snow was mostly melted 5 hours later when we left. 

Time for Show and Tell!

I'm starting with Marie and her winning smile. This is the charm size McGuffey from Carrie Nelson's Schnibbles Times Two. Our group tackled that pattern at the January Breakfast Club. Marie's my kind of quilter...batiks are often her palette.

Marie also had this lovely table runner...she does her own quilting on her domestic sewing machine...lovely.

This is Erin's snowman quilt, a work in progress. I guess she hasn't had enough of the snow yet. I didn't remember the cool, swirling background fabric until reviewing the photo.

I managed to get a nice photo of Carol with her completed Kitchen Sink from Kim Bracket's Scrap-Basket Surprises.

Sheila's flimsy of a Judy Niemeyer paper piecing challenge, Drunkard's Wave. She bought this as a kit and it looks like the fabrics Ms. Niemeyer used in her original design. This photo just doesn't do this top justice. Sheila was getting the backing fabric today and then will be sending it off to be quilted. I really want to see the completed quilt.

Here's Sheila with a quilt that is from her scraps. A very fun quilt! You know...just something she threw together!

A baby McGuffey from Cathy. 

Cathy also had this lovely wall hanging.

And finally, another very soft and spring-like wall hanging from Cathy. 

My show and tell will be covered in the next day or two...the advantage of having your own blog...executive control!  Since the sun is shining now and then I might be able to get some detailed photos of my quilting.  

Ooops...I forgot to show our leader's quilt top...

How could I forget this batik beauty? We are tackling this design from Kim Bracket's Scrap-Basket Surprises in April. Our leader, Marcia, used a Zinfandel Bali Pop with one fabric for the background. Love it!

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

y'all in the northern states are so tough when it comes to snow LOL - here in the south people get off the roads, school is closed ect when we are to get more than a 1/2 inch of the pretty white stuff! Your quilt photos are great - thanks for sharing them.