Sunday, August 11, 2013

Little Women in August

August Little Women meeting---already! How did that happen?
How about some fun photos of our most recent projects?!

Linda (above) forgot to bring her darling Crabapple Hill redwork snowman pillow to our "Christmas in July" meeting. We're so glad you brought it this month, Linda, it was definitely worth the wait! My snowman-lover daughter-in-law needs this pillow!

Tammy (above) was out of town last month, so she brought her "One Patch Doll Quilt" to show us this month. She used bright summer-colored fabrics to piece this top. Very fun, don't you think!

Fannie (above and below) was looking for a simple quick project to make one day. She chose the "Pink Patches Doll Quilt" above. She made her "Amish style" with a mistake...can you spot it? Clue: it's in the upper left corner.

This is Fannie's "T is for Temperance" quilt (above). One of the bonuses of working through Kathleen Tracy's "Civil War Sewing Circle" is the little history tidbits she includes throughout the book. "The Women's Christian Temperance Union was founded in 1874. This group had a profound impact upon women's rights. The official colors of the Women's 'Christian Temperance Union were blue and white and there was an abundance of quilts made in these colors toward the end of the 19th century." I really like your light floral border, Fannie!

Joy gets 10,000 points for her miniature masterpiece in-process. She also belongs to the English Paper Piecing Group at JoJos and is participating in their current challenge. Joy has decided to down-size her project, using 1/4" hexagon papers. So cool, Joy! I am in awe in it's tiny-ness (is that a word?)!

Some of us are participating in our Sampler Quilt challenge. That's Vickie, below, who is only missing the last block "Spools." That pink shirt is Pam filling in the space! Nice job, Vickie! I do love a good sampler quilt. They're such fun to make, because you can use up a lot of scraps and it doesn't get boring because there is not a lot of repetition.

The sampler below is Pam's. I think we all have pretty much decided we want to add borders to our samplers. Good job, Pam, I like it!

And this cute little project is a tactile baby "comforter." It's only about 12 inches square, but the main fabric is Minkie...which is so incredibly soft. The little ribbons and rick-racks going around the outside edge are for the baby to touch and play with. Golly, how come I haven't made one for my little grandson Kian! I've got to get on the ball here! By the way, Tammy, I love the manicure and the red polish is fabulous!
I hope you enjoyed our show and tell. We are trying to decide what we want to do with our group next year, but that's a discussion for another day.
I hope you enjoy your day, and find some time to play with some fabric!
Keep stitchin,