Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another Retirement Quilt

In keeping with the tradition of retirees in our group of close friends, tonight we presented Pam with her Ohio State Buckeye quilt. Notice her scarlet and grey lei? We all had one!
Here are a couple of better shots of the quilt.




For this Buckeye quilt, I took on the responsibility of binding it. All free time this week was spent applying a very pretty red bias plaid. I love plaids on the bias for bindings.


Our history for retirement quilts began in 2001. The first quilt was for Kay who loves blue and white quilts - we made blue and off-white, and she was thrilled. We always make the same pattern. So far, I believe we have done 6 retirement quilts.


Last year, Lyn got her green and brown quilt in March, and I got my Kaffe quilt in May.



We use the same star pattern, but each one always looks so uniquely different - quilters know that the choice and placement of fabrics makes huge differences in a pattern, but it still amazes me.

Even more amazing is the friendship we all have. We all taught/teach at the same high school and bonded over our love of quilting. Three of the group still teaches, but they know when they reach retirement, they, too, will be getting a star quilt...just what fabrics will we use? That will be the surprise.

5 comments:

Christine said...

How wonderful to do that for each other.

cheers
Christine

Kim said...

How fun!!!! Of course I gotta love anything Buckeye related! Looks great and what a great group!

Sandy said...

Great quilts and what a wonderful retirement gift they make!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

What a great idea! I'm sure the bond of friendship is strong. Good for all of you!

Mrs. JP said...

That is beautiful, I am now a lover of plaid binding. You did a great job. Spring fever bingo sent me here!