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...

Friday, February 25, 2011

We Do More Than Just Talk

JoAnn said those words a day or so ago - quite an insightful remark, too. Our quilt group meets every other Friday, and we do have finishes to show for ourselves! We are very focused on completing projects, but we also cover a wide variety of conversational topics, too. Of course!

Here's JoAnn showing us her recently completed wall hanging, above. It's complete to the binding step. Below, is a wild hourglass quilt that JoAnn made using leftover fabrics of pants she wore in the 70s. I can relate to these plaids!!  I'll bet a few of you can, too!!! While we visited this morning, she stitched down the binding.


Terry had this darling baby boy's quilt to share. It must have been binding day at the quilt gathering, for she, too, was stitching down the binding.

Here, Sheryll shows us her recently completed quilt top called Long Road Home. This is the new project I have been working on. I'm still in the tiny 9-patch stage, though. I love how her quilt turned out, and am inspired to keep plugging away at mine after seeing Sheryll's! She said she added both width and length to hers, as the pattern is smaller than she wanted. I will probably do the same because I think her quilt top is just perfect!

Our 5th quilter had to miss this morning. I worked on attaching a label to the back of a quilt, and then pinned the binding on. It's ready for the sewing machine at this time. I will be stitching my own binding on this weekend. It's the quilt I alluded to in an earlier post that will be gifted, so I can't post a picture just yet...... ssshhhh.....

5 comments:

Lori said...

What a lovely talented group! All while solving the world's problems!!

Dianne said...

wow...look at ALL those baby 9 patches!!!!! love it.

wendysquilting said...

What a wonderful show and tell quilt, I love the little ducky quilt how fun!
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imquilternity said...

It's wonderful to belong to a group that's so prolific in their quilting and fun too! The small group I belong to consists of 13 women - most of whom have belonged since it's inception in 1992.

imquilternity said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely quilts. While I like them all, I love the Long Road Home and can't wait to see yours completed. It looks like a lot of work! I love my small group too - it's such a good time getting together with them to work on projects and see the beautiful quilts they've all created.