Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wednesday's Bee meeting

Wednesday was my quilt bee meeting. I remembered to take some pictures of Show and Tell to share with you!
These first four little quilts will be donated to a charity.

A beautiful star quilt. The picture doesn't do anything for it, but up close and personal it is really neat. Check out the corners of the outer border!
Here is another beauty! I really liked this one. Lots of triangles! Again check out the border on this one.
A Christmas table runner. I believe she said it was made from some left over blocks from a previous project. Very cute!
Ohhhh!! This is one gorgeous block! I really like this one. This bear paw is a hand pieced block. There will be more of these in the future. I would like to do this one! For some unknown reason I have been wanting to do a bear paw quilt for the longest time. For one reason or another I just have never gotten around to doing it yet!! One day! :0)
Another gorgeous hand pieced block! This is only one block of about 12 that she brought in to show. This one came from a Fons and Porter magazine. An article about an old quilt which didn't have a pattern for it. She just drew up her own pattern and "Wha-La". A replica of an old quilt!!!! All for herself!!

I am going to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving now, because I may not have a chance to check on blogs during family time. I am very thankful for all the new and special friends I have met since I started this blog! I never knew there were so many wonderful friendly people out there sharing a common hobby, until I started blogging!! I am also very thankful to have friends and family who have stayed by my side through many hardships in my life. The good as well as the bad.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my very special friends, both new and old, and all of my loving family!!!!! :0) (0:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jo Morton club meeting

I have been having problems with trying to connect to the internet and staying connected! Ugh! Otherwise I would have posted this sooner! Hopefully that has been straightened out. This past Tuesday was Jo Club Meeting. I thought I would show some pictures of what was shared at the meeting. This is an "Apple Core" quilt which was hand pieced and hand quilted.
A signature block which was finished as a pillow covering! I hadn't thought about doing that.
A very pretty two color quilt.
And an awesome Cake stand baskets.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Two Inch Strips and a Jo

I had a box full of 2 inch strips which was over flowing. They are all from leftover projects or of that last bit of a fat quarter or yardage. I felt the need to thin out the box, and use the strips for something. I got the itch! To try something new.
Here is my box of 2 inch strips. I put them all together and made a huge ball of material. You can see a small version of the ball when I first started the project. I wanted to see if I was going to be comfortable with crocheting fabric. I was just fine with it. It was a bit awkward when I first started, but I soon got the knack for it.
I made a rag rug using the pattern. "Get Hooked" designed by Ann Lauer. ( Pretty cool Huh? And I was recycling those leftovers! Yahoo!
I put it here for now, in front of the fireplace. I had intended on putting it in front of the guest bed, but my kitties seem to really like it where it is. When I turn the gas fireplace on there is always a least one of them on it. Getting warmed up! LOL :0)
Here is the Jo Morton top all finished. I had shown it to you when it was still in rows and not sewn together. My next Jo meeting is this coming Tuesday. I'm ready! :0)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Finish!

This is a web Sampler I did a few years back. Of course, my kitty wanted to be in the picture to I see! It's been sitting in my closet with the top finished for a while. I've been trying to get some of my unfinished projects completed. With the help of Mary from over at Quilt Hollow blogspot I am beginning to put a dent in my closet!
Here is a close-up of some of Mary's wonderful quilting! Uh, I'm so happy this is done!
The fabric I used in this quilt was from a Jo Morton line called Coventry.
And the back of the quilt. I just love it! Mary did a superb job!
The patterns for the quilt blocks are I believe designed by Paula Barnes Her blocks look complex, which is something I really like, but are really easy to put together! :0)