Friday, April 27, 2012

April Quilt Group--via Skype

I really enjoyed being able to join the group last night via Skype. Hopefully we'll get it figured out to have a 2-way video instead of just one, but at least it was the right way so I could see all the beautiful quilts. And JoAn--oooo-la-la, that is a fantastic sewing room!

As I said last night, I finished a t-shirt quilt for a lady I've worked with at school whose mother passed away a few years ago. It really turned out pretty and I think I've been turned to the "polka-dot side" I found this cute polka dot for the back and I think I'm going to have to start a collection......

And, the chicken quilt is almost complete. I have a little bit of hand quilting to do on the vines at the top and then it will be ready to bind. I think I've been working on this one for about 6 years and I'm ready for a new handwork project. My mom is going to love it!

Thanks again, for a wonderful night. Glad I could join you all!

April Quilt Group at JoAn's

Every month a group of ladies can't wait to get together to be inspired and share what they have been creating. 
 This month JoAn was our host and it was fabulous.

JoAn made these adorable pincushions out of an old quilt. 
 What a nice treat for all of us. 

Maryann brought this "Grinch" quilt.
Great use of the Grinch panel. 

Maryann made this Jellyroll Race quilt made with more strips. Love the small blocks to separate strips.

Mary Ann P. has been working on quilts for her daughter's daughters bedrooms.
Mary Ann does such great work.

Check out this fancy label.  Hand embroidery around the edge.
Over the top Mary Ann.

This is for the same room. 
 Same colors but different pattern.

Donna said she had nothing to show ut she is always keeping busy with something.
Here  This is a hat for "Newborns in need".

Glenna shows off a 12 pocket bag made of for travel and it holds a laptop.
got a little carried away on the pockets.  

Glenn's BE... Quilt finished.  

Jeanene finished her BE Quilt also.  Jeanene and Glenna both quilted these quilts and  used the same method for binding the quilt.  You can watch that video Here

Jeanene whipped up this Granny Square quilt.  The colors did not come out bright enough but it is a very striking quilt.

OK the next few quilts will blow you way.
Jeanene was able to "rescue" these quilts and they couldn't have ended up in better hands.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!Drum roll  please!!!!!!!!!!

True Granny  Squares 



Wonderful Stars


Just plain "old" blocks

Churn dash 

Jeanene will take  good care of them.

Jan used a new half-Hexagon  ruler and made this striking quilt 

Debbie has caught the quilt bug from friends and bought two of the quilts made for Granddaughters.
This is the ragged circles in bright pinks.

And this twin size disappearing nine patch. 

Now for a tour of JoAn's newly decorated Sewing Room 

Thank you JoAn
Great evening with good  friends.