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Monday, March 24, 2014

Wee Bee fun!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) quilting bees
(2) show n tell
(3) good friends

Saturday at our bee our member Charlene was presented with this beautiful signature quilt from our guild (Uhuru) as appreciation of her two-year service as guild Treasurer.

She was not at the last guild meeting, so they caught up with her at the bee and presented the quilt.  This is such a pretty pattern and layout!

We had some nice show n tell from Emma:

and Lyzetta:

and Pat K:

and Pat J... I specially love this one because it's a simple nine patch that's simply beautiful!

and Sandra Ealy:

and Sandy Hassan:

these two go under the "I made this last night" department - Sandy

and Sandra:

clever ladies!

I showed two... someone else snapped my picture!

That's it for today, got a few errands and it'll be foot to the pedal!  Sew forth and sew on til later...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Keeping it simple-er!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) clocks that tick
(2) red staplers
(3) tv remotes

Still designing my bee's anniversary swap blocks - I wasn't keeping it simple enough!

After stitching around those letters in the 10th Street Cafe block I realized I didn't want to do that 3 more times!  Even after simplifying it and just putting a "10" on the tray, I knew I could do better.

So I found some clipart and decided how to combine it with the number 10...

Getting there...

I'm glad I took a photo of it first though... that "1" looks like the number seven!

Not bad, eh?  I like it!  Why didn't I arrive here sooner??

The ones I didn't stitch down yet will be replaced with this figure.  This is so super simple, and it's all one piece!

That's it for now, I have a dental appointment this morning, lucky me.  Enjoy your day, sew forth and sew on til later!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Good day at guild day!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) the color red
(2) cane fishing poles
(3) eyeglass cases with a magnetic strip

Saturday was guild day, I meant to post these show n tell pictures yesterday.

There were lots of members present, and two ladies from the Baltimore Applique Society (one was a member of our guild) brought their gorgeous raffle quilt!  I couldn't get a shot of the entire quilt, it was behind a table but just look at these four panels!

Sheryl did a sashiko demo/workshop that I didn't get any shots of ... but I did get the great show n tell part.  I tell you we had a mini quilt show right at the guild!

Every year Jennifer makes a t-shirt quilt commissioned by the National Education Association.  They're always pretty...

and check out the back art!

Cynthia Y. made a pretty sweatshirt jacket:

and look at the peplums on the back - very creative! 

Rosa's granddaughter will be a happy little girl when she gets this quilt!

I love when someone says "I was trying to use up my fabric!"

Tammie's batiks...

Jackie's quilt for her husband...

A t-shirt quilt from Donnette - this is just one of several she made using President Obama t-shirts...

A pretty community service quilt from Cynthia W...

and a small Toulouse Lautrec quilt 

I don't remember who did this one, but it's intended for a community service quilt...
soft and scrappy!

That's it for now, enjoy the snow if you got any... sew forth and sew on!