Last night………..

My smaller, local, quilt group met. A wonderful supper with an evening of visiting and sharing followed…sigh. During the summer/more weather-agreeable months, we meet in the homes of those members whose home are located in the very rural, hilly areas (read “treacherous” in the winter!!!), so last eve was at Ginny’s lovely country home. She shared the wonderful shopping totes that have come off her machine…………….009   Beautifully stitched and with a very firm/rigid  piece inserted at the bottom for a nice shaping. Marilyn shared a wonderful pillow addition to her bedroom (which is still very new as she and hubby sold their large B&B, late last winter, and moved to more cozy quarters)…………004 

In the post found here, I made reference to a workshop I had done prior to that meeting. One of the attendees was JoAnn and she brought/shared the work sample that each of the 8 gals worked on…….and I mean worked ….…………..006  This was 1 of 2 pieces that she worked on that day, after the hour we spent working with pencil & paper only!!!  All the gals deserved an A++ for all that they accomplished!!!!

Another thing that was shared in that post was the lottery block for this time. “Sunbonnet Sue” and “Overall Sam”. Friend, Carol (also belonging to both groups with me), is very much the bow hunter (turkey and deer!!!) and hubby is along, also. Here is her ‘take’ on these two blocks………..001  Please take note…….all the while “Sunbonnet Sue”, a.k.a. Carol, is stalking her prey (note the turkey feather in her bonnet!) her mind is planning the next quilting project (evidenced by the fabric chosen for the bonnet)……and that is exactly how Carol hunts…….focused on that next “critter” to come her way but planning the next project as soon as she gets home!! She, also, finished a Connecting Threads kit that had been recently purchased (on discount!!!)…….002  She quilted it herself doing a large wavy echo. Way to go, Carol!!!!!! She had come across some hexie flowers (someone else had put together….not paper pieced!) and wanted to do something with them……a small table topper….perfect. She joined them with teeny tiny diamonds which was a bit of a challenge as the hexies varied in size slightly and presented a bit of a challenge when getting all to come together neat and flat……….003

And that concludes this post. Today’s foray to Sparta for the “well-machine” visit for Ms Sweetie was completed and, now, back to my red/white beauty (see here).

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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15 Responses to Last night………..

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Very talented and productive group this is! Amazing how your miss all think so creatively and together to make fabulous stories in fabric. Love this!

  2. witchylin says:

    Another collection of wonderful work. All so different. The tote bags are fabulous, perfect for gift giving. Great stash busters too. I too think the lava lamp quilt is great. Certainly a different design. Again thank you for sharing.

  3. mtetar says:

    You all work from the heart with great craftsmanship. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  4. Wow! They are a productive bunch of pals 🙂 I love the footprints on the hunting blocks. I spotted the lava lamp styling too! Avis x

  5. jennyklyon says:

    Cool group! Love the Connecting Threads kit.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Doesn’t that pattern remind you (kinda) of the old lava lamps???? There was enough fabric that there were a huge amount of leftovers for that top. Just needed to add the larger yardage for the background. Carol offered the pattern, Mylar pattern piece and leftover fabric to the group…..and no one grabbed it!!!! If I didn’t have so many quilts waiting I would have. She thought of making another identical one or a neat pattern out of the most recent Fons & Porter mag. Stay tuned.

  6. Carol was not bow-hunting her husband, was she??? Always fun to see what others do. My small group met at my home yesterday. Karen (always an inspiration!) brought several things to show us. Sharon brought one, and I had a few. The others were just glad to join us and visit.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Good “catch”….I noticed that when I edited the photo I took. Then I thought……better that arrangement than the reverse!!!!! LOL!!!!! Carol doesn’t have internet so she doesn’t read my blog either!!!!!!

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