On Saturday, July 10, nine members of Piecemakers Quilt Group met at Grace United Methodist Church for a workshop and pot luck lunch. This is an annual event where we all work on our own projects but use the same pattern. This year we decided to not start a new project, but to bring an unfinished object (UFO) to complete. This event was so successful that we now plan to hold another workshop in the fall.
The project that I took to the workshop was the Fun and Done quilt that I started at the workshop last year. It is a quilt- as- you- go pattern. I had completed 48 blocks and had them joined into rows. On Saturday I top-stitched the sashing pieces that finish the quilt. When the workshop ended I had all the sashing finished and just had to top-stitch the binding which I did at home.
The finished quilt is approximately 45 X 60 inches.
To see more Fun and Done patterns go to http://www.prairieskyquilting.com
My daughter and I went to the National Quilt Show on Thursday, June 17. Jennifer lives just a few minutes from the Convention Center where the show is held. We arrived at the show about 10:30 AM and shopped at the vendors and admired quilts until about 4:00 PM. Here are some of the items we bought.
These are the patterns and kit that Jennifer bought for herself. She insisted on buying me most of the items that I chose as a belated Mother’s Day gift as well as buying my ticket , lunch, and some wonderful ice cream when we left the show.
I met Marie Bostwick, the author of this book. I told her I was her friend on facebook and she gave me a hug. She asked if we had a camera. Jennifer used her cell phone to take a picture of us together. http://mariebostwick.com/
We also met Rebecca Barker, the artist of Quiltscapes. Here is a link to her art. http://www.barkerquiltscapes.com/
I bought a new Quiltscapes mouse pad for my desk at home. I have the “spools” mouse pad on my desk at work.
I had a wonderful time with my daughter and thoroughly enjoyed the quilt show. We plan to make this an annual event.
This block is called Nine Burr and the pattern can be found at Quilter’s Cache. The birthday gal requested a 12 inch block in the colors shown in the pattern. Bought the green fabrics at the quilt show in Chicago. The background fabric was from my stash.
The second block I made for May is another star. It is called Aunt Eliza’s Star or Ohio Star. I am sure it also has other names. The request was for a 12 inch block, any star pattern, any color. I used the red and blue fabrics from the R/W/B quilt that I finished last month.
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