Sunday, February 5, 2017

January Meeting Recap





We tried to bring our competitive spirits to the jelly roll race at our January meeting - but no one can remember who, if anyone, won. We do know it was a fun way to mix it up with old and new members as we made quilt tops for Camp Erin.

Bloodthirsty crowds pushing and shoving to get just the right strips for their quilt tops...

It takes four people to sew a jelly roll strip: one to count, one to clip,
and one to carefully balance the next strip on your shoulder.
Thank you to the generous members who offered to take the tops home for finishing, quilting and binding. We can't wait to see the finished products!

 And now for your show and tell:

Sue's first finish (of many to come) in 2017 is this adorable baby quilt,
made from the charm pack she received at SewBoston

There's something especially nice about the quilts we make for
ourselves - like this pleasingly-pink offset heart top from Taz
Lisa's brother may have eloped, but he still got this
beautiful wedding quilt to commemorate the day.

Lisa's cheery Christmas quilt is all ready for next winter.

A pretty pink mini for Lisa's Instagram swap

Another lovely mini-swap entry from the prolific Lisa

Laurie's tranquil Spin Me Round baby quilt top

Laurie's awesome retro-modern entry for an Instagram swap

Another colorful swap quilt for some lucky recipient

The first Violet Craft quilt we've seen out of the CMQG - we are loving
Laurie's choice of green for the background on this quilt she made for her dad!

Kim's 12 days of Christmas table runner with
beautiful beading detail inspired by our November meeting

Hildy's working on squares from this book

but somehow things aren't lining up as expected.

This pretty scarf, designed by Hildy herself, however, came out perfect!

Jared is learning the Tarot Cross Spread
and designed this cool quilted mat for mapping out where the cards go.

Kaesmene's sweet bee block (see what I did there?)

Kaesmene's color choices make this Hunter's Star so soft!

Jessica's feather quilt is so lush it looks like it could be velvet.

Gretchen's lovely I Love You quilt from V & Co. uses ombre fabric brilliantly.

Sarah's firefighter/union quilt is full of subtle meaningful references -
and those yellow lines are only visible from the side when it covers a twin bed!




Maritza will be teaching a class on this happy lion quilt -
AND THE EARS FLAP WHEN YOU SHAKE IT

Maritza's interesting and modern take on a log cabin

Christine has been working on these pouches made from mini-pieced quiltlettes
 as "a palate cleanser" between bigger projects. Great idea!

Mary's creatively-contrasted circle square quilt
will be featured in an Australian quilt magazine

and finally, T gives us a preview of his Valentine's Day Cupid role - tix available HERE.

And special thanks again to Taz of Bring To Light Photography for the awesome photos!

 Looking forward to seeing those of you that can't make QuiltCon at our meeting on February 26th. Happy quilting!

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