Sunday, May 1, 2016

April Breakfast Club Show and Tell

I've got my afternoon coffee and cookies ready as I put this post together. Hope you enjoy! 

First...a few miscellaneous projects. Two runners that were supposed to be "quilt-as-you-go." The technique in this case was just too bulky were the smaller sections converged. Rhona is our resident "pattern tester." If she says it didn't didn't!

Super-quick runner that is perfect for those special themed fabrics.

Two of the ladies brought in their January mystery quilts. This was Gail's first time sharing a completed top from one of our Breakfast Club patterns. She added side panels of fabric for drops on a queen bed.

Here's Norma's mystery back from the quilters...bound and ready to go!

The backside...very pretty!

March's Breakfast Club (BC) pattern, Hunter's Star. I think this fabric line is called Black Tie Affair. Very elegant.

Look at this...Gail's second BC project for show and tell...she's on a roll! I have to share one more bit of history I have with Gail. Her daughter adopted my Bernese Mountain Dogs when we moved to Paris. I met her years ago in Breakfast Club...then she stopped coming for a while. I met her daughter at my vet because she is a vet tech. Funny how things work out sometimes! Gail and I are back to attending BC regularly. Jenny and Tonks are doing great....though Jenny did have a recent cancer scare but doing well right now.

Kathy's Hunter's Star is ready for quilting. She changed the number of blocks on hers...I think everyone did!

Barb's Hunter's Star is in the same Bali layer cake that I used. So fun to see it with her awesome pink background. This is what I love most about BC projects....seeing everyone else's interpretation with their fabric choices and pattern changes!

And my version. I pulled 10 layer cakes from this colorway out of the mix because they were too light to work with my background. Barb used a lot of those in her top since she had the darker background. I also had a set of the 2 1/2 strips in this colorway...Seaholly. I knew from the start I was going to do this border. Love it! Hunter's Star was on my bucket list so it is great this was a BC project.

And April's BC pattern, " Himalayan Pink." Uses a 60-degree ruler. This is Joyce's version that she finished in class. She had it to the point of laying it out when class started.

Which is where I am at now with mine.

My cookies and coffee are done...ready to tackle that layout on the design wall.


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

thanks for the show! it is always nice to see what others are working on. I have seen the black tie fabric line or whatever it is called and it is pretty.

CecileD said...

All the quilts are stunning ! You can tell to the ladies "congrats" from France !! :)
The next project seems so cute and I can't wait to admire yours !!

Sally said...

Everything is just so amazing...I wish I had more time to sew and quilt...I'm working on a t-shirt quilt for a friend of mine who has been acting and singing on Broadway for 25 years...quite a lot of cool t-shirts going to be in this massive endeavor...Will post on my own blog when it's finally done!

Donna quilts said...

Thanks for sharing those pictures. It is always interesting to see how the same quilt pattern looks in different colors and fabric lines.