Monday, May 30, 2011

May Project Day Fun

We had another lovely project day a few weeks ago.  Our theme project was scrappy nine-patch quilts.  Here is Virginia working on her blocks.
And here is Sheila, with Mary in the background.  We were glad to see Sheila's thumb had completely healed from our last project day.  (The paper plate she was carrying collapsed, and hot barbeque sauce spilled on her thumb - second degree burn, ER visit, special ointments. Yuck!)  She was very patient with us hovering over her in the kitchen this time.  8)
We were glad that Nancy was able to join us.  She's a very experienced quilter, who actually got her entire quilt top pieced during the time we had together.
Mary put together some very lovely leftover blue and brown polka-dot fabrics.  She came very close to finishing her top too.
Here is the layout of the quilt which Rachel and I pieced.  We split it up to take home so we could each assemble half the quilt.  Rachel is new to sashing, and when I picked up her half, the rows were sewn with the sashings together.  lol  That would be LOTS funnier to me if I hadn't done the exact same thing myself once  **blushes**.  Oh well, all fixed now.  8)
Unfortunately I didn't get many pictures of quilts in progress, but with luck, I'll be picking up some of the completed quilts at this week's meeting of the Blanketeers.  If I do, I'll be sure to share them then.


Heather said...

That blue is a stunning choice.

suemac said...

I like your nine patch pattern. Your choice of colors is so bold and bright.

Barb said...

Love the blue quilt and meeting your quilting friends....glad the burn was only to the thumb and not more.

JCnNC said...

Great pictures and thanks for sharing with us. Judy C

Anonymous said...

I knew my faith in your picture taken would not be lost! I love it... so sad I missed it and seeing ya'll! As always, the quilts are absolutely gorgeous! I'm not going to make it to the meeting this week either :(. Please tell everyone hello for me and hopefully one day I will return.

Thankfully I have been able to find time to quilt lately, but right now I'm just trying to keep up with gifts to give, and maybe one day make one for each of my boys.