Thursday, April 23, 2015

Show and Tell

When several of us sewed at Terry's on Tuesday, we had an impromptu show and tell. I think you will agree that these gals do such a wide variety of interesting work. This show runs the gamut.

Jan made these adorable baby quilts with matching pillow cases. The top quilt was made using the pages from a book panel. Jan says that when she needs to make a baby item, she buys two of the panels, turning one into a quilt and the other into the book that can be read while snuggling with the quilt. Isn't that a clever idea? The pillow case fabrics are what she plans to use on the backs of the quilts.

Here are two more of Jan's projects; I think both were also made with book pages.

The next two quilts are from Sheryll. The Burgoyne Surrounded quilt was in the block-making stage at retreat, so she has been industrious since coming home. Oh my gosh, I love the colors used.

This gorgeous star-in-log cabin quilt was also Sheryll's creation. So pretty.

Susan, a nurse,  was late in arriving to the party. She must think that working the night shift excuses her or something! She made the effort to come (after getting her sleep) because Terry had 2 quilts finished for her to pick up. The chevron quilt is made with 30s prints and had a special feathery design quilted on the chevrons and stippling in the separating columns. Jan helped with the quilting by doing the feathers.

 This next quilt you saw at the retreat. Susan was sewing the blocks together and finished the quilt top. Now it is quilted and ready for binding. Minky was used as the backing, so baby will definitely get lots of comfort under this quilt.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to show you Laura's English paper-piecing project. Talk about stitching tiny pieces of fabric together! This will blow you away.

I need to ask Laura what her intentions are with this - is it to become a table topper or wall hanging? Surely it won't one day be full-size? *gasp* I will inquire further and report back. For now, you can just gape at the intricate stitching - all by hand, mind you - and be amazed. I placed a nickel on top to show you the scale of these pieces. If you click here you will get back to the 2014 Canter's Cave retreat when I first shared this project with you.

I did not take a single stitch on anything yesterday, but I hope to get back to the quilting room today.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

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