Friday, March 27, 2015

March Quilt Group 2015

 We started our Quilt Group Evening with a stop at the:
Quilt Show just down the street.

2015 Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show
2015 Quilt Show Logo 2
Arizona Dreaming
March 27 - 28, 2015
 Friday, March 27 
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 
Saturday, March 28 
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 
Mesa Convention Center 
201 North Center Street 
Mesa, AZ 85201 
After the Show we met at Luann's. 
Luann put together a wonderful sandwich bar with all the trimmings.  
Even Red pepper to go on your dandwich. 
 It's Delish!

We had a smaller group this month but we had a nice visit and Show and Tell.
I started with some projects I have been finishing up. 
Hexagon made with Jelly Roll 
Granny Square Quilt finished
I call this

Debbie brought this colorful String Quilt 

  For granddaughter turning Eight Soon

Mary Ann showing this stunning Red White and Blue Quilt 

You can never go wrong with Red, White and Blue.

Jan had her hands full with her cute little Granddaughter.
Showing part of a quilt that Donna should recognize.
Donna gave her the fabric. 

Luann shows this Great Denim Quilt
made with  denim circles 

Even the Back is Awesome

We had a great night sharing stories Sewing tips.
Gardening tips, Family stories etc...
Thank you Luann.
I didn't take her picture but we had a wonderful surprise guest.
 Luann's sister-in-law Jane.
And guess what? She a Quilter!
(She is also one of my best friends growing up}
Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Asian Mums Quilt

I did finish one quilt top last month. My machine had to go in for it's million stitch tune up after I finished it, but I have it back now and it's purring nicely.

This was a kit I bought a couple of years ago at a quilt store near my mom's house that was going out of business. It had mostly Asian themed fabrics and kits.

Here is a close up of the pieced block. It's hard to see, but the kit had very shimmery fabrics for the flowers and blocks.

I liked that the directions had you satin stitch the seams of the flower petals. Really helped with those points that don't always come out right.