Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lone Star Heaven

Carmen teaching the Lone Star class

Joylyn diligently pressing-not ironing
(sorry that the pic is so dark)

Busy busy busy!

"We'll get this done if it's the last thing we do." Quilting is serious business.

Kathy picked Americana prints for her star-love it!

Jill loves Autumn hues. Her fabrics coordinated so well together.
Can't wait to see it finished!

This quilt shown here by La Ree and Lynda is carrying on a family tradition. La Ree and Janeys mother use to tie a quilt for all of the grandchildren when they got married. After she passed away Janey did not want that tradition to die. She pieced this quilt for a niece soon to be married. Lynda (Janey and La Ree's sister-in-law) quilted it and La Ree bound it. It is so darling and I'm sure she is going to love it. Three cheers for TRADITION!

Just wanted to let you see the back of the quilt.

La Ree made this for a new grand daughter.
It is such a sweet little quilt

Close up of the flower. Cute fabrics

We all loved the polka dot back!

Joylyn showed her quilt like this she had made for Broadbents a year or so ago. I loved the red and white so I bought a kit. It's been aging to perfection on my shelf until it was ready for me to sew. It was such a fun and easy quilt

Poka dots-gotta love them!

Cindy started this quilt on a cruise. It is simpy adorable, all applique. She said that it will be for her next grandson. Not one on the way as of now. Lucky little future boy!

Many long hours of applique.

I had to take some close ups so you could see the detail.

The kite is so unique

Each block is so darling that it's impossible to pick a favorite.

The camera washed it out a little, but you could not believe the detail on this butterfly.

Sue showed us this cute walll hanging she made using the machine applique method that Carmen taught in one of our "Doggy Treat" classes.

Sue has been so busy. Very nice!

Sue made this quilt similar to the one Lynda showed last month. Lynda sewed hers in rows and used the fabric kits for borders. Sue made each kit that was meant to be a pillow and sewed it into a quilt. Both quilts are so fun, but look entirely different.

Close up of one of her blocks.
I didn't sign up for the Lone Star class so I arrived for our regular meeting just a little before noon. It was easy to see that the ladies were very pleased with what they were learning. I wandered a little and snapped pics. I had to chuckle as it seemed that the fabric each quilter had picked for their star fit them to a tee! Isn't it amazing how we all do kindof look like our quilts? Well, maybe not the quilts themselves, but the colors and patterns we use. Each of them had a good start on their Lone Stars and by the smiles on their face I could see that it really is true -"everything is big in Texas". The Texas Lone Star class was a BIG success! Thanks Carmen for a job well done. A big Texas YAHOO for you!! Remember that in April we will be doing our second schnibbles class taught by Rae Ann. It it Plan C and she has used two Boutique charm packs. If you sign up for the class you need to purchase the Plan C pattern. You can make it out of what ever fabric you would like. To see a picture of it go to last months post-"Love is in the air".
Until we meet again, Happy Quilting!