Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Country Rose Gathering last night...

We had a good show of gals come out for our Country Rose group last night!!! (Yes I did get out!) We were excited to have 3 new ladies join us! Besides having 3 more quilting friends, we all benefit by the sharing of ideas, methods, and inspirations! You can never have enough of any of those! Right!?! 8-)

I'm not showing the photos I took of these new lady's projects on this post/blog... as I don't have permission to do so... The other gals take it for granted that I will post them, and then tell me which projects they don't want online... and I can respect that! 8-)

This first quilt photoed is Pg's "Hidden Wells", a quilt top that she made a few years back to promote a line of fabrics for a quilt shop. Pattern is by Mary Ellen Hopkins. It came out of the UFO pile because her granddaughter wants her bedroom redone in greens and purples, so Pg was binding it last nigh... Fitting isn't it!?! 8-)
Click on the photo for a closer look at the fabrics!
Great looking quilt Pg!!! 8-)
Pg tells me that I have the pattern for this quilt in my left hand sidebar under tutorials (which I think I will have to separate into "tutorials" and "patterns" categories)

Pg made this quilt below after a 1 year "quilting slump". She heard/read about a color reduction technique using VIM Toilet Bowl Cleaner. She cut up squares of fabrics, played in the kitchen sink with it, had fun, and had this quilt together in no time. Her slump was over!!! 8-)
Isn't it an awesome quilt!?! I think it's great!!!
One thing Pg cautions on, is that if you play around with such, make sure to use the same black fabric, or they'll bleach out to different colors... Unless you are looking for that effect... 8-)

This little project is one of two heat pads that Jb was binding. Nice additions for on your table at dinner time there J!!! 8-)Jb likes making little projects, but that is not to say she doesn't tackle big ones! 8-)

This Halloween wall-quilt was made by Cd for her daughter's classroom. Positive/negative piecing... Cd makes little seasonal wall quilts for her quite often. The children love it!
Looks great Cd!!! 8-)
Our Gk was so excited because she has been having quite a few free nights to get some sewing done in the evenings! It doesn't happen very often... Here she is busy with flying geese and 4-patches. On a roll! Good for you Gk! 8-)
And me? Well, since I hadn't joined the ladies for about 5-6 weeks I just enjoyed their company and looked through all their new books and magazines! Someone had to!!! 8-)

There may be more Sew & Tell yet this week!
Happy stitchings Ladies! 8-)


Lurline said...

It's lovely to just enjoy the company at times, Myra - glad you had a nice time!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Pat said...

Lovely things you have shown...as always. This color technique using toilet bowl cleaning is interesting and I think you need to do more explaining about that! LOL

Anonymous said...

Love the Hidden Wells- it's on my "to do" list as I just recently discovered it. The pumpkins are really upbeat - reminds me of Andy Wardolf (?sp).

Gina said...

great show and tell. I love the halloween wallhanging

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

You showed some lovely stuff Myra. What are the colors in that second quilt are they black and brown? It's very interesting and different, I like it.