Friday, June 25, 2010

Stitch & Bitch Show & Tell

Since I've been very non-productive lately, I thought I'd share Show & Tell from my Stitch & Bitch meeting last night. Now, these ladies have been productive!

This is Jane with her guild mystery quilt. Our quilt guild (Patoka Valley Quilt Guild) issued a challenge to our members. They wanted everyone to participate in making a mystery quilt. Parts to the mystery were handed out at the meetings over a series of months. The goal was to have the quilt completed in time for our guild's Show & Tell held at the June meeting.
Jane is working at using up some of her stash fabric, so she used left-over pieces from the mystery to piece the back for her quilt. Now, if we were a bit younger, this would be called a "modern" quilt!
This is Jane's Pinwheel Sampler. She got this pattern from the "P.S. i quilt" blog. She says it is still on the site (www.psiquilt.com). Look on the right hand side under "Quilt Along." Each block is listed there. To see a picture of Rachel Griffith's Pinwheel Sampler quilt, head to this link ( http://www.psiquilt.com/2010/06/my-pinwheel-sampler.html). The original pattern called for blocks that finish 12". Jane made hers smaller; hers finish 8". Plain borders are called for in the original pattern; Jane added a "piano key" border to hers (another way to use up pieces of fabric from her stash)
...and a matching back made from leftovers.
Jane "came into" some fabric samples from a salesperson and made this cute quilt from her fruit and vegetable samples. Doesn't the black just make it pop?
Robin made a table runner from her Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
This is a table topper she finished.
Robin made this "Comfort for Kids" quilt top for our guild service project. The Patoka Valley Quilt Guild provides quilts for kids in traumatic situations. Local police and firefighters carry some of these quilts with them so they may be given to children involved in accidents or trauma of any sort. Quilts are also given to Crisis Connection, a local group giving care to those involved in situations of domestic violence.
Mary Alice was busy machine quilting a baby quilt (for a gift). She got the quilting finished last night! This baby is going to love playing "I Spy" with Mommy.
Sandra made this felted purse. Don't you just love the colors?
What a productive and talented group of ladies I get to Stitch (and bitch) with!

1 comment:

K. Crane: Big Fat Art Cloth said...

I LOVE those vintage inspired fabrics Robin used for the table topper. love love love