Friday, February 25, 2011

February Quilt Group 2011

Look at these two "Shenanigans" I am talking about the quilts.
Every year after Valentines Day Peg and Glenna talk about making a St. Patrick's  Day quilt.  This year we jumped in and Peg made up the pattern and I helped with a few ideas.  We pulled out all our green fabric and we actually had a sew day together.  It was great fun and we both finished these quilts in a week.  We even did our own machine quilting. 
"Shamrock Shenanigans" 
is what we named the quilts.

This is my reunion quilt ready for the quilter.  At our past Arnett reunion we each brought 1 1/3 yards of Amy Butler Fabric. We had 30 people that wanted in.  The fabric was cut into 5 inch squares and made up our own Charm pack.  Each pack had 78 -5 inch squares to make any quilt pattern we wanted. 
 I bought a little extra fabric and added white Moda muslin and this is my quilt.

Inspired by a niece I just used a Heather Bailey Jelly Roll and made this easy easy Strip Quilt.
Very good practice for sewing straight lines.

 Three of JoAn's  friends join us for quilt group this month. Kathee brought this fabulous Antique quilt she found at a yard sale.  They were asking $5.00 and she felt so bad she gave them $10.00.  She needed some advice on how to repair and finish this quilt.

This is a Cross stitch Tablecloth Kathee's mom made  when she was 16. She wants to have it quilted.

Donna always amazes us with the quilts she makes from 
"Quilt Seeds".
 This is a qult she made from sqraps she took home from last months exchange.  So Great!

More "Quilt Seeds" from Donna
Miriam and Adele were two more guests. At first  Miriam didn't want to show this quilt that she has been working on and when we saw it we couldn't believe this was one of her 1st quilts.  We all  loved it.  The pattern, the fabric,  everything.
 Good Job Miriam.

Jeanene said she was into the Valentine Spirit.
 She got out her red and white fabrics and started sewing.
She said it was for Therapy.
We called it "Fiber Therapy".  (With fabric not Metamucil).
She brought 5 or 6 quilts to show all Red and White.

She calls this "31 Flavors" (Hand embroidery)

JoAn has really been busy sewing but not ready to show yet.
 She also made this awesome scrappy quilt.  I don't know what she is going to call it yet but  someone suggested "O Scrap"!  

Mary Ann is looking forward to getting started on a appliquéd quilt for her brother.
 If it is on the Blog you have to finish it.  That is the rule.  

A block for a friendship quilt.
 Mary Ann we want to see it when it is finished.

Rachelle finished two quilts she has been working on for a while.  This Mystery Quilt...

....and quilt she made for her bed.

Rachelle brought the "chickens" again.  You can't believe the work and detail in this work of art.  Hundreds of little pieces of fabric hand appliquéd. Amazing!

Jan didn't want to show this quilt because "she" didn't make it. She got it at  yard sale. She said he grandkids love it.  Great idea for a pattern with half square triangles. 

Vickie's friend Leann joined us also this month.  She brought two quilts to show.  This is a  scrap quilt made with brights and black accents. She told us about her machine quilter.  Call Vickie for details.

Leann's quilt also made for her Mom.

Leann is really excited about working with wool and brought some of her projects to show.

Vickie shows another apron from her Mother-in-laws dishtowels. Vickie is so creative. 

Vickie brought this to show Leann but some of us had not seen it.  Fun Bright Dresden Plate quilt.

Hedy told us about the little bag she made for one of her Primary Girls.   She already gave the bag to the little girl.  She said the little girl loved it and so did her mother!

JoAn was our host for February, we love coming to JoAn's.
 She served over the top Frozen Bananas for a refreshing treat. Thanks JoAn!!

1 comment:

Jan said...

Thank you JoAn for hosting a great evening- the frozen chocolate covered bananas were so yummy, we should have taken a picture of them to show before we devoured them.

Glenna you do a great job posting the pictures, you learned to super size the pictures...fabulous! Thanks!