Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jo's Little Women

We had an exciting Little Women meeting today at JoJos Quilt shop in Chesterfield, VA. I thought you might like to see what this month's quilts are. I presented two of them, the group members will choose one and make that. (The over-achievers can choose both!) It seems we were all tired of making half square triangles and decided to move on to Group 11 quicker than we had planned.

The first quilt is "Redware and Harvest." It has 20 blocks that are 3.75 inches square; the overall size of the quilt is 26 x 26 inches. The second quilt is called "Berry Nice" and has 12 3-inch blocks, quilt size is 17 x 21 inches. This is actually a star I've never pieced before. It is sewn on the diagonal. It looks like a sawtooth star, doesn't it...but it's not. I had a bit of trouble with the test block, so I paper pieced the rest of them and they turned out fine.

The bright quilt with red/green/orange and yellow blocks is a mini I did some time ago. That block is called "Birds in the Air" and it measures 3 inches square. The pink and brown quilt is a "teaser" for the group...we are beginning Jo Morton's Group 11 in April, and this quilt, "Just Rosie" measures 18 x 20." It will be the first quilt we make in that group.

We had a wonderful presentation by Colleen who is taking a block of the month class near Fredericksburg, MD. They are making 6 inch blocks and learning much about the Civil War here in the US. And don't we as quilters love our refreshments...yummy things enough to call it lunch! And some green things in anticipation of St. Patty's Day!

My camera battery died while taking the first picture...I have GOT to upgrade my camera! I'll have to do some research there.

I came home after a delightful few hours with my quilting friends and basted Just Rosie, will hand quilt that little charmer.

What are you stitchin? Thinking about turning those clocks ahead tonight always makes me a little less hour to stitch. But I do love the extra hour of daylight.

Keep stitchen!  Mary 

1 comment:

  1. Live them all!! Mini quilts are my favorite and of course Jo's are beautiful!! I was in JLW club a couple of years ago. Looks tempting to join again...