Friday, October 26, 2012

Quilting With The QBees!

    There is no better way to spend a Saturday than with the people who you feel the most connection to.  This is how I feel about all the QBees.  My QBees, quilting buddies, are the best and some of the most talented women I have ever met. 
    Gladys, Michelle & Mitzi came all the way from Kent, Gina from Newcomerstown, Momma Barb from 'clear out in the boonies' and Barb from Dover.  I only had to walk across the front yard!

    Gina made this adorable log cabin pumpkin for Halloween.  She said she made a mistake.  Can you find it?  That's what I thought.  Relax Gina and enjoy the process!!

This was the first time Gina worked with very small pieces.  She now has a new respect for Momma Barb who is working on a Snake River Log Cabin.

     Momma Barb worked on a "No Sew Throw" with puppies and polka dots.  She also worked on "10 Minute Tablerunners" and some crocheting.

Momma Barb's sweatshirt says, "Life's too short, Eat dessert first".  There is a story about that :)

    Mitzi worked on a "Dr. Seuss Grinch" quilt.  I love the Grinch!  Here is Mitzi trimming the preprinted blocks to fit with the tree blocks!

     Michelle made a beautiful Colorado Log Cabin for her sister.  I didn't get a photo of it, but if you go to  you will be able to see it.  Michelle was working on quilting a wall hanging for her daughter.  It's all about Coffee!

And sometimes we just have to stop and service our machine!

     Barb arrived a little later than the rest, but still had time to work on this very bright quilt.  It is hard to believe it is a Thimbleberries pattern due to the fabric selection.  We QBees think it is beautiful!  When it is complete I'll post a photo.  There is one more border to go!

       I worked on this quilt out of the "Livin' Large" book.  This is the second one of this pattern.  I had troubles with the first one and was determined to get it right this time.  I haven't taken a photo of the first one yet, but I will. 
      The fabric for this quilt mostly came out of my stash.  I only bought the black for the centers and the grey for the sashing, which I ran out of.  Instead of holding up production, I used a different gray in a grey block and went with it.  "X" marks the spot!!

I also found 6 yards of backing fabric in my stash and had just enough of the outer border to make binding.  I love when that happens.  I can finally see my stash decreasing!!!

  We all just love having time together.  We are trying to meet once a month either here or at another QBees house.  We may sew/quilt, go to a quilt show, shop...I guess whatever we feel the need to do.  I am just so happy to have this group of friends.  I think maybe we should do a weekend retreat someday!

    I am so blessed to have this wonderful studio to offer to everyone.  The old ping pong table is raised to the perfect height for cutting.  There is enough seating for 8 QBees, lots of windows and lights.  If you look in the photo above this one, you will see the other tables.
     As you can see, Gladys is at the ironing board.  I cannot post any pictures of her projects in case a relative views the blog!
    Thank you QBees for a wonderful day!  I can hardly wait until next month!   November 10th! 


  1. What mistakes? That pumpkin turned out perfectly! Love to see what other groups interests are. Love the grinch quilt too!

    1. She had to point it out to us!! If she wouldn't have done that, we NEVER would have found it. This pattern also comes with placemats with different faces. Too Cute!
      Nature doesn't make perfect pumpkins, why should we? :)

  2. We did have a wonderful day, as always! I hope the weather holds out for our Saturday in November so I can sew with my Qbees.

  3. Just love hearing about you and your QBees! What a wonderful way to spend a day!