Saturday, February 13, 2016

Loose Threads, Dropping Names

We were back at K's house on Friday, this time with the small group, Loose Threads - our first gathering in 2016. As you work your way through these photos you will see that we are name-dropping to beat the band! See if you can catch all the famous quilters names we dropped.

K showed us a variety of quilts from her family and from her own past to present in quilt-making. It was great fun seeing her beautiful work. The lighting was a challenge (she was standing in front of a window), but you get the idea... beautiful quilts.

This first quilt was made by K's grandmother. It was beautifully made from tiny squares and hand quilted. Even though it looks modern with its color choices, it is really quite an old quilt. I loved it and kept it on my lap for a while.

Some of K's work -- batiks, Jane Sassaman fabrics (unquilted), and Marcia Derse fabrics.

These next four are made by S1, first is a Kaffe Fassett knitting pattern, next is a quilt made from silk ties! This picture doesn't do it justice. Third is a Kaffe Fassett fabrics quilt, and last is a challenge made for another group.

Next are works by S2. The medium size quilt was inspired by Wanda Hanson of Exuberant Colors blog, and the small one is leftover scraps S2 had after taking a class by Gwen Marston.

While we took our turns doing Show and Tell, I was working on a binding of a lap size quilt. I had been given several fabrics, free, from Sandi Irish and then had it quilted by Missouri Star Quilt Company. It's going into a silent auction at my church, and I don't have a photo of it yet. I will soon, though.

My show and tell included this one, which I showed you a couple posts ago. It's my attempt to follow a plan in a book: The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, a Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously by Sherri Lynn Wood.

After our gathering I was inspired to sew.... not that I did anything all that creative, but I managed to get this small one completed. It is going to be a baptism blanket for some baby at my church. I have another one in the works - several other crafters and I are sort of scrambling, as several baptisms are coming up, and our pastor asked for knitted and/or quilted blankies to give to each baptize-ee.
And my last photo shows the "key" I made to go on my Weather Quilt that I'm working on - showing the high temperature of each day in the year 2016.

Did you catch all the names I dropped? Wouldn't want them falling on the floor and breaking.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Wonderful post . . . love the key for your weather quilt!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

A crooked cobblestone quilt! Glad I could inspire her!!

Tina said...

Wow! What beautiful quilts!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilts! Stopping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!