Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Quilt Day

Today was the semi-annual Quilt Day at church.  I love this event and only miss it because of being out of town or having bronchitis (that latter more likely in February).  Some of the participants are women I see all of the time and others are folks I run into only at these events.  There are always some new people.

Here's Kristina, who I see all of the time, but in the workplace setting mostly.  She was working on this very pretty and crisp looking creation.
Late in the morning I was talking with a couple of ladies near the ironing board when out of the corner of my eye I saw something amazing.  I interrupted myself mid-sentence to dash over to see this quilt (as though it might have disappeared if I'd loitered!).  Debbie, who was new to me, claimed to be a new quilter, and  must have been telling the truth because she had no idea what a masterpiece she was producing.

Debbie's quilt, of course, reminded me of the granny square afghan that Joe's grandmother made for our wedding gift.

As of last evening, I still didn't know what project I was going to take to Quilt Day. There were a lot of things on a lot of burners, in a manner of speaking.  This morning when I went downstairs to pack up, I realized that I just couldn't wait any longer to start my [first]  Roller Coaster quilt.  I had a French General jelly roll and some yardage of solid tobacco-or-coffee French General that I'd bought a few months ago with another project in mind.

And this is what I've accomplished.  I love it as much in reality as I did in the picture!  Won't take long to get this one finished . . . .

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The granny square quilt is stunning! I think that was the cover quilt in one of last year's APQ magazine.
Kathy B

Janet O. said...

Hey, Nancy, that Granny Squares quilt was on the cover of Oct. 2010 American Patchwork and Quilting. I've been discussing it on my blog this week. Hop on over to my latest post for the link to the pattern!

altar ego said...

Sounds fun! That first quilt pictured may well become the pattern I use for my "I spy" quilt. If I can every figure out what to do with all the things that clutter my work space I might actually get that sucker made!

Archie the wonder dog said...

The use of colour in the granny squares quilt is amazing! I love the start of your rollercoaster quilt!

Lori said...

I love your newest project. The background is going to give it a lovely vintage feel.

It looks like a lot of quilty talent at your church:)

Pat said...

I have come to depend on these communal sewing days to feed my quilting soul, So much talent, so much fun, so much sharing.

OT Quilter said...

What beautiful work! (play?) It is so much fun to spend the day sewing/quilting/talking/laughing with friends. My guild has a couple of sew days every year, and I always have a good time and learn things, too. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbi said...

What Pat the Enabler said.

Tanya said...

Ohh. Very pretty quilts. I'm saving your picture of the first one for inspiration for my leaders/enders bin. And that second really is amazing. How can a beginner make such a lovely piece?!