Monday, April 30, 2018

April Meeting recap

This month’s show-and-tell.

Sandi started us off with a medium-sized piece made during a Maria Shell technique Workshop; the patchwork is made in strips which are then sewed together.  Much of the fabric was hand-died by Sandi herself.

Rebecca presented a piece made using a “curvy log cabin” technique in beautiful spring colors.  Thank you Rebecca for giving us a spring time which still has not made an appearance in Boston.  She will now mail it off to her mother will do the actual quilting. What a lucky gal!

Hildy has finished her triangle challenge.  She replaced several squares to break up the all-blue-ness of the piece. She also showed a drunkard’s path made from a previous stack-and-whack mini quilt and corresponding low-volume colors.

Sue is showing off 6 blocks from this year’s BOM challenge. I think I see influences of Lilly Pulitzer in her color choices - am I right?

Gail also made a piece in Maria Shell’s workshop.  She made a lot of changes to it which explains its small-but-fabulous style.

Regina had to steal this quilt back from the mom-and-baby recipients simply to show it off at today’s meeting. It’s a Suzy Quilts pattern using her winnings from a game of Left Right Center.

Laurie claims that she never finishes anything, but she just took a long-arm class, and she was able to finish this log cabin quilt (also in springy colors) - Hurray!

Chris chose to show something more autumnal with her Pumpkin quilt.  Although you can’t see the quilt stitching in his photo, the stitching lines reflect the shapes of the pumpkins.

After two years, Kim has a finally finished quilt from Fourth and Sixth Designs called Full Bloom. Everyone loved its asymmetry.  In order to finish this piece, there was a lot of “wax paper and gluing” involved. Yikes!  Kim also showed us her redo of a quilter’s planner with pages for keeping track of your projects; she has kindly agreed to share the PDFs of the pages so you can make your own - thanks!

Rebecca is always busy with something, so at today’s meeting she showed us a few BOMs (only one photo came out - sorry!), and two beautiful pillows, the second one a product of a workshop taught by Juicy Juice.  She claims this particular pillow was made to use up scraps but, somehow, ended up producing more. Hmmm....

Nicole literally finished this Lizzy House fat quarter quilt just minutes before our meeting began. Lots of the fabric has cat prints - very cute.

Maritza has made a spectacular quilt with radiating triangles, in both color and quilting.  It is based on barn paintings by Kristin Farr; in other words, a quilt based on a painting based on quilts.

And our fearless leader, Allison, wrapped up show-and-tell with a show of multiple BOMs, some of which were uncooperative by not staying attached to the felt. She also put her personal spin on another BOM, which is something that many other members participating in the BOM are doing as well.

Kudos to everyone who took part in today’s Show and Tell!!

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