Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A delightful evening

Our small quilt group met tonight and there were lots of wonderful quilts, blocks and fabrics being shared. We met at Lynn's house and had the chance to show the quilt blocks that we made from the same pattern. It is so much fun to see how different they all look. Once again we all have our color palette.

After showing our completed blocks we had some general sharing. Cindy showed us a fabulous tee-shirt quilt top that she finished. This is her second one so she is our resident expert. Fran showed us a wonderful blue and yellow quilt she completed for her daughter. The colors and blocks were simply beautiful. I think she said it took her 5 years to finish it. Lynn shared a quilt that had been given to her by another quilt group when she completed her master's program. Blue and green are her favorite colors. She also shared some great fabric she bought on her trip to the southwest. Great colors and patterns.

Now for our homework. Dru brought a completed Dutchman's Puzzle quilt block and gave us the pattern. We even have 3 different ways to make the same block. Once again it will be interesting to see how they all look when completed. By next summer we will have 12 completed blocks, enough to make a completed quilt. I love the low pressure way of making a block a month. It never seems quite as daunting.

Since Lynn is our most experienced quilter we begged her to show us some of her completed quilts. We loved them all. I think I may have promised not to post any but just had to show this one that she paper-pieced for her daughter. Simply wonderful.

Quick note on my giveaway. Two of the winners have already gotten their fabric. So happy that they each got their first choice. I'm still waiting to hear from my last winner - Vivian. So disappointed that you don't have your fabric yet. I will wait until tomorrow evening and if I don't hear back from you, I will pull another name. So... if you commented on the giveaway, you may still be a winner.


  1. Loved seeing all the different variations of the same block. I was also glad to see Dru finished the second block- I tried to keep her on task! Looking forward to next month's photos! Thanks Nancy!

  2. Hi Nancy, my powercord got delivered today and I'm back in action. I just emailed you.