Monday, February 18, 2013

Remember January?

Remember January?  Not that long ago, but now that we have two meetings in the bag for 2013, it seems like eons ago.  

After the holiday break, it was wonderful to see each other again and share our sewing and quilting adventures.   


Show and Tell always brings us visual goodies.  Here is Melanie with a couple 

of hers - a Christmas table topper, a new fabric bundle, and her Little Apples quilt, which really, is not so little.

Front

Back

Melanie ALWAYS finds adorable fabric.  

Little Apples Quilt
Stretching to show the no-so-little Little Apples Quilt
Kim showed us her creativity by using a piece of remnant fabric found on the flat fold table at A&E, bordering it, and adding some coordinating bright solids, into a modern boy quilt.  Her design echoes the lines and colors of those graphic buildings.



  
Faye brought her curvy improv pieced batik WiP.  Progress!

She also had this unfinished quilt for someone who had lost her home in Hurricane Sandy.  The original quilter spent 12 hours hand quilting 4 blocks when she realized her severe arthritis made her stop.  She then asked Faye to finish it by machine.  What to do?  What to do?  Take out the hand quilting, or, keep it and find a way to incorporate both?   

With our insight and comments, Faye decided to keep the original hand quilting.  (Yay!)  That sock monkey block is the one Faye contributed, and one of the original hand quilted blocks.


Leslie and Cindy showed off little projects that had been completed.  







Kelly had a terrific story about a family quilt that not only had her Grandma made, but it had been in the family forever, and they NEVER told her that it was hers.    

Because she had some down time, Kelly jumped in on the fun of Quiltville's Scrappy Trip Along that popped up all over modern quilting social media during Christmas and New Year's.  Addicting, is how she describes it here.





The best work of our January Show and Tell, the project we were all so excited to see, is below.  This is baby Gus.  He belongs to Melissa. 


Scenes from our Sew-Day



ECMQG QuiltCon charity quilt.  






As you can see, 2013 is off to a terrific start.  We would love to have you join us sometime.

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, that scrappy trip along is calling my name. Kelly's fabrics and colors are SO nice.

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  2. Everything looks great. Sorry i missed it!

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  3. WOW, so many lovely things and that cutie pie Gus!! I am so sorry I missed that meeting!

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