Friday, March 6, 2009

Quilt Club

Saturday I went to my friend Nancy's house to help sew a charity auction quilt for her, and my friend Lorelei's church. We all contributed blocks for the quilt. We are using a pattern by Atkinson Designs call Lucky Stars. These star blocks look great as a scrappy quilt. It is a very forgiving pattern and it is fun to make the big 16" blocks.

First, we had to have some coffee cake!

Here is Nancy counting the block to see if we have the required 64 to make a king size quilt.

More blocks!!!

We laid out the rows and decided the sewing order of the blocks.

Time to start sewing!

Raggedy Ann and Andy supervised the activities...

Time for Show & Tell!

Here is Lorelei's Star/applique quilt. (Sorry Lorelei--I don't remember the real name of the quilt!). Lorelei won multiple awards for this quilt.

Here is Lorelei's red and white quilt. She won these blocks at the Tara Guild meeting back in Feb. 2005, right after we all started quilting. She has gradually been working on this since. She said it was funny to look back at her earlier attempts to make these hearts in the border. She said "I didn't know what I was doing!". She has become quite a skilled quilter in four short years. Love the applique border!

Here is the baby quilt Nancy is currently working on...

Here is Nancy's king size sampler quilt. This is the first quilt that each one of us made. We all were taught quilting by our friend, Gloria. A sampler quilt was the perfect project to start with since we learned new things with each different block. Gloria recently moved to Chicago--we miss our teacher!

It was a fun day. Can't wait until next month's quilt club meeting!

1 comment:

gina said...

Love the beautiful quilts.
Looks like a fun day.