Monday, November 17, 2008

More quilts

Our local Quiltmakers group is making this quilt to be raffled for a local organization, with a chunk not yet made. There is also a narrow border, then a wide plain border with applique in the corners, similar to what is in the pillow area. The piecing is easy, but laying it out on the diagonal with a number of helpers, over a period of 3-4 months is the trickiest part! That's why some of the gals are sitting at their machines, waiting for assignments. It's going to be just beautiful!
Sue and Anita are waiting for work! They both are using their featherweights.

The quilt on the wall was a gift we made for the Assisted Living Facility, which has been giving us a place to sew each month, and even bringing us refreshments. Occasionally, one of the residents will peek in and tell us about their quilts.

Ah ha, finally, here's work! (below). Jacci is also sewing, and Jody loves to do the applique!

Below is one of Jody's many quilts - I believe it's called Stars and Rails, a pattern from www.quiltville.com. She also added that some of the fabrics were purchased in Galveston, just days before Galveston suffered terrible hurricane amage and the shops are no longer in existance.
Below is another recent scrappy quilt (Tobacco Road?) by Jody (aka Jody Goddess) from the same location. She said she is going to add a border of small flying geese.

And from Pasha, an environmentally friendly quilt. Pasha is dedicated to "recycling" and used all GREENs. She said she used fleece as batting and found it slipped a bit, when doing machine quilting in-the-ditch, but the price was right!

17 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

What beautiful quilts. I especially like the Tobacco Road.

paula, the quilter said...

Lovely quilts. It is nice of the AL place to let you use their facilities. I will have to remember that when I need a larger place to sew with friends.

dot said...

Very nice quilts. I really like seeing Tobacco Road and how others have used their fabrics in them. I like the red/white/blue quilt also. It is sad that those quilt shops are not open anymore. I guess that is what happens in disaters. What good memories when she looks at the quilt though. The raffle quilt is wonderful.

Joyce said...

Beautiful Quilts. I like the last green one.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Such lovely quilts! I want a featherweight!!!

Owens Family Adventures said...

All of the quilts are just lovely!!!
dawn

Sharon said...

Thanks for the "quilt show"! I think my fave is also the "green" quilt. How interesting that she used fleece for the batting! I imagine that it is a bit slippery, but I'll bet it makes for a yummy quilt!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

LOVE that 4-patch. I am busy sewing 4 patches together myself, but a different design. So many endless combinations from a simple design!!! I often use fleece as backing on children's quilt, but do not use any batting when I use the fleece. When I 1st started quilting my Mom would give me OLD blankets to use as batting and we would cover the ugly thing over with a prettier backing - that worked too. But the kids - they just love the softness of fleece!
Cheers!
Evelyn

The Faerie Queen said...

Beautiful quilts. I do love the first one, "stars and Rails"

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Can't wait to see the top one done! it is beautiful already!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Don't you love those feather weights-nothing fancy just a great straight stitch. I've heard if you can find a bobbin, hang on to it as they are becoming rare.

Nice quilts! You'll make a bunch from that quilt.

Tanya said...

Your friends make lovely quilts! Great advertisement for Bonnie at Quiltville!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Lovely, thank you for sharing.

KathieB said...

Wow, I love that red, white and blue one! And the Tobacco Road!

Rhonda said...

Wonderful quilts!!
Fleece for batting.... very interesting... I'm intrigued!

YankeeQuilter said...

I can't pick which one I like best! Looks like you are all having fun...

ForestJane said...

Great quilts! I followed the link from the quiltville message yahoo list about shirt quilts. ;)

If you are a Bonnie Groupie, have you considered putting the "Take me to Quiltville" button on your blog sidebar?