Friday, September 19, 2014

Coffee Break - Show and Tell

What a great way to spend a very gray day...with the ladies at Breakfast Club. Let me start with last month's project. We did the Disappearing Hour Glass quilt as demonstrated on You Tube by Jenny Doan from the Missouri Quilt Company. 

I was a little concerned about putting these blocks together because every outside edge is on the bias but not to worry because the star blocks went together beautifully. Check out all the great quilts from this pattern.

Barb's Purple Batik Version.

This one was the Tidepool Bali Crackers set, by Tanya.

This was also a Bali Cracker set, I think this is Seaholly, Bonnie's version.

Another Bali Cracker...Volocano. Look closely at the stars in this one. Ronnie noticed almost at the end of joining all her blocks together that the four patch in the center did not get rotated, so her star looks different.  Her consistent mistake led to a very pretty wonder she didn't catch it right away.  Of course it isn't really a mistake but a new pattern!

And my version with the Volcano cracker set. 

Some of the ladies made mini blocks from 5" squares. Note you loose the triangles in the corners when you join these mini blocks.

Tanya's mini blocks with several borders to make it lap-sized.

Bonnie makes doll quilts. This mini block was the perfect size.

Now for a little general Show and Tell.
This is Tanya, the newest staff member at our meeting place, Seams Like Home. She is a quick quilter! She made the 10" and 5" version of the Disappearing Hour Glass, this autumn runner and this month's class quilt, which you will see pretty soon.

I have mentioned before, several of the Breakfast Club participants also play in the monthly Strip Club. This is Bonnie's version of, "At Sea," done with a Volcano Bali Pop. I think that was a popular colorway last month! It certainly makes up into stunning quilts.

This was Dawn's, "Rock Candy," table topper from Little Jaybird Quilts using the Sidekick ruler. I bought this pattern and template to play with in Paris. (My effort to make smaller quilts is officially underway.)

Dawn also brought in two huge scrap quilts. I think both patterns were from quilting magazines. I'll have to check with her on that!

Erin is a new grandma! So instead of quilting she is making baby clothes.

This is what happens when I forget to take notes during show and tell...there is always one I can't remember anything about! This is Kathy's and I know the pattern originally called for hexagons joined in rows but she made the blocks and then joined them which meant sewing "Y" seams. She also appliqued the center hexagons on the black hexagons because she really didn't like the black holes she was originally left with.

And here is Barb...I corrupted her! She is now a collector/maker of Susan Cozzolino's Santa ornaments. I don't understand why everyone isn't making these...they are like potato chips...

And Barb's Strip Club quilt, LeMoyne Magic.

September's Breakfast Club pattern was a book. 

The book utilizes acrylic templates to make a variety of designs.

Marcia, our class leader, saw this quilt magazine cover and was compelled to buy it.

She especially liked the cover quilt and finally realized it was designed by Karen Montgomery and used one of the templates from her set.

Marcia quickly pulled batiks from the shop floor and made a kit for this quilt for the shop. Tanya bought it and had it made in time for us to see yesterday. It is so pretty!!! One of these kits came home with me.

Here is another quilt using the book and templates. Made by Bonnie. She followed a color wheel to layout the design. This one is called Sawmill.

I tackled Big Sky. I got three blocks done at the shop and the rest last night. A very quick block to put together...and a biggie at 16 1/2-inches.

Here's a better look at one of the blocks. I had so much fund putting this together...all fabrics from my stash.

Here's a different star block Bonnie was putting together. 

And we always find out what next month's pattern will be...

Marcia even had the sample completely ready. 

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

What wonderful projects your breakfast group makes each month. I love the variety of colors used for the same pattern.