Tuesday, February 19, 2013

More than Good Enough...

Tonight was the meeting of the Good Enough Quilters and boy, what a night. There were so many things to share and all very impressive. The quilt above was for Laura's new grandson. I had shared a quilt she made earlier when they expected a baby girl and then Hunter was born! Don't you just love the new quilt. The green fabric with monkeys is the backing she used. 

 Cindy surprised everyone with her 1/2 yard challenge quilt. Don't you just love it. Such great colors and love the way they work together.

 Another bright and happy quilt from Fran. This is a small quilt she made for a class she is taking - making one small quilt a month. The class sounds great since they also give directions for a larger version of the same quilt.

 It was great to have Deb, Dru's sister, with us tonight. She brought lots of quilts from her home in Massachusetts. This one belongs to her grandson. Deb cut out the small blocks from a panel she bought. Look closely at the back below. The quilter did a great job with quilting the alphabet into the quilt!

Deb's other quilt was a wonky block. I'm afraid the colors don't show well in this picture but they were wonderful spring colors.

Deb is trying her hand at English paper piecing. The little box below was made with this technique. She said English paper piecing is all handwork, no sewing machine.

 This block was also made using the same technique. This was a wonderful surprise for Dru and does match the colors in Dru's sewing room. What a thoughtful gift.

As we moved around the room, Dru was next. Don't you love her shamrock door quilt. She got some of her green pieces from Lynn and Peggy. We didn't count but she is closing in on forty shades of green!

Debbie brought a finish from another group sewing project. This was her jelly roll quilt, which was pretty as is but then she added the ocean appliques. They make the quilt even better than it was before. She had planned this from the beginning so chose her colors to reflect an ocean theme.

 Lynn was just coming off a weekend visit from her sisters from California. They call this weekend Quilt Fest and they always have special gifts for each other. The lunch bag below was one of those gifts. Lynn brought it complete with her lunch containers in it. She didn't waste any time in putting it to good use.

These felted wool slippers were another one of the gifts. Aren't they just too cute. As they were being passed around it seemed that everyone wanted their own pair. Everyone takes their shoes off to sew. I think I may be the odd man out since I wear shoes all the time. What is your preferred footwear when sewing?

Lynn also shared her messenger bag. I think this was another gift but not really sure.

This is Lynn's 1/2 yard challenge quilt. That is number two top already finished. Wonder if the other 6 of us will make the April deadline. I'm just glad I wasn't alone.

Lynn shared another finished top. Everyone looked a little closer to make sure she hadn't sewn that black and white sashing. It was the print of the fabric.

And we finally got to Peggy's share. She brought her laid out 1/2 yard challenge quilt. It stayed in place on the flannel backed tablecloth. She is trying to choose a border to finish it off. We all still love her French Provincial blue and yellow. Can't wait to see this finished.

It was great to have our member in absentia with us tonight. Deb, I hope you had a good drive home, with no snow along the way. 


  1. Nancy- thanks so much for including me in the Good Enough Quilters- I had so much fun and came away very inspired! We had an easy trip home- no snow!Looking forward to my next trip down in June!!

  2. It took me awhile to get your little play on words...forty shades of green...ha!