Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Quilters By the Sea January Meeting -- Linda Snow Presention!

We had a real treat yesterday with Linda Snow doing a program on the many many block exchanges she has participated in!!  There were so many beautiful quilts and lots of ideas for doing more scrap quilts.  This is the quilt that greeted us as we came in and was one of the latest.  Just gorgeous!

I am not including all of them in the post and she also showed baggies filled with leftover blocks she had as well!  I used my telephone camera instead of a real one so forgive the not quite as crisp  images!

She spoke a lot about the rules of the exchanges as what can go wrong!  I certainly am familiar with that having been on a few exchanges where there were workmanship and size issues!  It is fun to get to see all the different fabrics and interpretations though.

I have done one of this type.

Loved the colors in this one!

This was a pattern I had never seen before.

Here are a bunch more for your perusal!

Loved the colors!


Also one of my favorites!

I realize I have these in reverse order of the presentation as this is one of her earlier exchanges.

We also had show and tell.  I believe this was Judy's made from strips she got at a retreat.

This one was beautiful on both front and back!  Quilter is shown but I don't have her name as usual!

This was another two sided quilt made with t-shirts and it was pretty spectacular.  I have a stash of tshirts that I will get to at some point.  This was the back.  I wasn't quick enough to get the front too!

This is one of two mystery quilts that were shown.  

Following the meeting, a few of stayed, were social and worked on some projects.  I managed to finish a couple of Farmer's Wife blocks but managed to short myself on pieces for two others so hopefully will get those done today!

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Happy New Year!

Besides doing the binding on a bunch more charity quilts, I have been plugging away on the Farmer's Wife 30's quilts.  I did 14 of these last 8 days which is pretty impressive considering quite a few required templates, wonky angles and odd shapes.  Some I liked better than others.

This required templates and some fancy cutting and sewing to get those points to be points!  It is one of my favorites however.

This was actually one of the easier ones except I had to rip out seams three times on one side as I sewed it on backwards twice and then discovered after taking the picture (and this shows the mistake), I had to reverse two corners.

This one just has lots of pieces but I think it came out okay.  I have been combining as many as five or six different fabrics in each piece.

Another fairly easy one where I changed the color placement even from my created pattern!!

This one was very difficult and still a little wonky.  I also took this one apart after it was finished to change the corner pieces -- even though they were from the same fabric.  It looked unbalanced before.

This one I really like and it was only a little tricky but did require templates as many of the above ones did as well.  The darker pieces are from a scrap of fabric I marbled using black fabric as the base.  The medium blues with the points are literally scraps leftover from binding one of the charity quilts!

This is truly a scrap quilt as I keep a pile of scraps from cutting other pieces next to me and use them whenever I can.  I have also used several of the 10 inch squares I cut from patterned fabric in the summer.  You might recognize some Kaffe Fassett fabric as well as I finally brought it all south.  I do love the colors and boldness of the fabric and I have a lot of it!