I’m over a week late in posting about this month’s quilt guild program. It was great!
These 2 ladies are quilting friends and they give each other challenges frequently. One challenge was to make a journal quilt (usually small but not always!) each month for a year. Most were chosen from an event that happened that month.
This was after her “gardener” trimmed her pine trees when she asked him to trim the bushes.
Here is a fall leaf quilt:
I think these two quilts were made using a big stack of fabrics they bought at the same time (each had the same fabrics) and then they used a pattern in a magazine that year. Quite interesting to see how the 2 quilts relate but are different.
One always had wanted to do a Pineapple Quilt. I loved this in the pinks & browns!! Beautiful!
One made a quilt from her dad’s ties:
The other’s dad didn’t wear many ties so she used his boxers for a quilt!
Isn’t that hoot! I think I’ll stick with the tie quilt idea. 🙂
Those of us in the Nickel Square exchange each month were challenged and it was due this month. We were given a square of preprinted fabric that had to be used on the front of the piece. This is what I got:
I thought the puppy looked just like Nina so I was extra motivated to do this challenge. We could use any of our nickel squares (5″ squares swapped following a color theme each month) and add one other fabric.
Since I had just paper-pieced the center for The Quilt Show quilt in February, I decided to use that pattern and make a wallhanging. The center square was just the right size to insert the puppy piece.
The creams in my nickel square pile were just barely big enough for the corners. 🙂
I added the setting triangles and border from my one purchased fabric.
I used some of the quilting designs that go in my embroidery module and varigated green thread (Superior Threads, Rainbow) for the quilting.
The border has a continuous line heart design… best seen from the back. 🙂
The challenge pieces were on display anonymously and then everyone had a chance to vote during refreshments. I didn’t win but did overhear some “over achiever” comments. Carol won with her puppy looking out some Attic Windows which was really a cute idea!
Next month’s meeting is huge with Bill Kerr giving an all-day workshop and then the evening program. What a treat!