Friday, January 27, 2012

Recharge for the Soul

Ahh...the third Thursday of the month is such a treat...meeting with quilters and sewing all day. Here's what I got done.

Half way through putting the rows together. 
Our temps are sub-zero again so these colors are especially cheerful to me right now. 

Time for Show and Tell from the other favorite part of the gathering.

December's project was "Pineapple Blossoms," from Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame. Erin and Carol did the version with 2-inch strips and no sashing. Carol's has an extra row. Both ladies used mostly Thimbleberries fabrics.

Here's my version with 2 1/2-inch strips with sashing. I also made HSTs from all the trimmings of the main blocks which make up the middle border. 

This is Carol's version of "Picnic," done in flannels. This quilt is so cuddly. We are big fans of Kim Brackett's books with designs made from 2 1/2-inch strips. This is from her book, " Scrap-Basket Sensations."

This is Jane's take on "Snail Takes a Detour," another design from Kim Brackett, this one is from her first book, "Scrap-Basket Surprises." This quilt had very pretty free-hand quilting. She backed it with flannel...very cozy...and it seemed to really make the quilting pop on the backside. Sorry I didn't get a picture of that!

Megan's flimsy of BQ3.

This is the project for March's Breakfast Club, it is from Brenda Henning's "Strip Therapy 8." 

Our group leader, Marcia, made kits for all of us to make our own Valentine mug rugs. Thank you Marcia!

Here's Marcia's version of January's project done as a table runner. 

My evening was just as fun last night...I went to a fashion show in Anchorage...more about that later. 


LynCC said...

How much fun!!

Katie said...

I love those Pineapple Blossoms without the sashings, but all the quilts are wonderful. What a fun way to spend a cold day!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Wow it's interesting to see how the pineapples turned out differently depending on the quilter. Great projects!