Monday had me with the Frienzies at Sherrie's house for sewing. We made lots of stars for a quilt that is sort of hush-hush. I don't think the recipient(s) is a reader here, so a tiny hint like this won't spoil any future plans for a surprise. Needless to say, though, you won't be seeing any pictures of it for awhile. *grin*
Tuesday, yesterday, took me to Grove City and Mary's Barn. Six quilters met and 4 of us worked on the project she was offering: a Peek-A-Boo Bag. We had such a variety of fabrics for this cute little bag. (I will share the projects of the other two girls in another post.)
|Mary, our hostess and teacher extraordinaire, had the black |
and white bag finished; she made the red one along with us.
|Colleen, a new acquaintance, made this bag. I love the colors!|
|Monica made this bag. Love the colors on it, too! |
It looks good in both traditional and modern prints.
|Terry's bag featured polka dots, and it, too, looks great!|
|My bag was a bit of a bugger to finish. |
Instead of using interfacing, I used a thin batting.
It wasn't such a good substitution.
|I started a second bag while at Mary's and finished it here at home today. |
I am much happier with the results.
But I digress...the reason I am going to this club meeting is another first for me - I am invited to bring my quilts and do a "trunk show." Well, why not? Having never done that before, I figured I might as well, and I am looking forward to it. I have several quilts given to me by Grandma that she made and used. I have several that I made and Grandma quilted, and I have several that I've done all by myself. And then, of course, I have a growing number of flimsies or quilt tops, too. So I think I will find enough to entertain us. I will spend time this afternoon pulling quilts out of cupboards and deciding which ones to take. I will share pics of that in a future post.
Then on Friday, the Frankfort girls will be meeting for our regularly scheduled 9-noon get together, this time at Terry's. I blew up the last one as I went to Amish Country instead, and it was my turn to hostess. I think I am forgiven, however, as some of the others had potential conflicts, too.
So, there you have it! A busy week of QwF - Quilting with Friends! I am so blessed to have these wonderful ladies in my life. I know for sure that I wouldn't get nearly as much sewing and quilting done if I didn't have them to encourage and challenge me. They are, indeed, THE BEST!!
Happy Quilting, Friends!