Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Our special guest

Our meeting tonight was held at Dru's new house. It is always fun to visit someone's house and see their sewing space and Dru did not disappoint. It was a special meeting too because Dru's sister, Deb, is visiting from Massachusetts and she was able to join us for the first time. I especially enjoyed meeting Deb because she is a faithful blog follower and we have corresponded with each other from time to time. I think this counts for me as meeting my first bloggy friend!

As she was instructed by Dru (Don't we always do what our sisters tell us to do?), Deb brought a few of her finished quilts to share. We were all shocked that she has only been quilting for 2 years. Her finished number really puts us to shame in the short span of time.

This was Deb's first quilt. Don't you love the red around the edge?

And she was lucky to find the perfect backing fabric. I think this one was found after a long search. 

Deb's pinwheel quilt. I love the bright colors on the blue background. 

A stash buster. Impressed with the way Deb had to plan it out to make  this work. 

Her jelly roll sampler. All put together. Sigh...

We had our usual sharing with many different completed or almost completed projects to share.

Fran had started this block for her mom but couldn't finish it after she died. Laura took it and did all the applique for her. Isn't it lovely and so appropriate since her mother was a proud Scotswoman. 

Just about everyone got into the act as Laura showed her almost quilted top. 

By far, the largest quilt any of our members has finished. 

Don't you love the red sashing on Peggy's finished top? This is also one  of our group's sets of blocks. 

Lynn took just 6 of her blocks and made a smaller quilt to donate as a charity quilt. I love the border on either side. 

And her backing shows the quilting.

Cindy and Dru were happy to show their treasures from a trip out to Burkholder's and other quilt shops in Lancaster County. 

No one was surprised to see this panel that Cindy picked. They are soooo her colors. 

This would make great backing fabric in those same colors. 

And we all drooled. This FQ bundle of 25 FQ's only cost $25!! Yes, you read that right. Major find. Love those colors too. Dru had a similar pack in blues and browns. Also so pretty. 

Dru showed us the fabric spray she used when assembling the quilt sandwich. She did like the way it worked. Anyone have a favorite fabric adhesive that they have used in their quilting?

Our next group project is a quilt for the local nature center. We're using this pattern to make bug jars. Some of us brought our bug fabric to share tonight but we're all looking for others in our stash before we make our decisions. Should be a fun quilt to assemble.

Have a happy quilting day!



  1. Hi Nancy, thanks for showing us the quilts. I am in the middle of doing a sampler quilt from the Layer cake Quilt Along (I am always late LOL) and I was thinking of doing the jelly cake one. I seem to be getting addicted to sampler quilts. Linda x

  2. ROFL just read my last comment...have I invented a new pre-cut?? What's a jelly cake.... can't stop laughing, it's my age and it's early well that's my excuse anyway.... Hugs x

  3. Thanks for sharing the photos of all those amazing quilts!!

  4. Nancy, I'm so glad I got to meet you and the rest of the GEQ group. Thank you for all my goodies and the bag- I was really surprised by that!! Also, thanks for making me an "honorary" member of the Group.I will try to do my part on the Bug Jar quilt!!