Gladys is reading the instructions for a new project she is working on. Doesn't she look intense? She said she really needed to use her brain and thinking this hard made it hurt!
Kay has been piecing a beautiful scrap quilt. Kay only stays a few hours, and confessed to me she comes for show and tell! She is making progress with this project. Kay celebrated her birthday on Saturday by attending a quilt show with her daughters.
As you can see by the expression on Bridget's face, she is determined to get this piece of the quilt cut correctly. This project has a Jim Shore panel and Bridget surrounded it with different quilt blocks. Bridget works without a pattern and can see it in her head. She was trying to explain an element of this quilt to me, but I couldn't see it. She had to draw me a picture! This is being made for a special friend.
Here is one of the latest stash quilts I have put together. This pattern is based on a floor of a restaurant Jeff and I ate in not too long ago. We were looking at the floor and decided it would make a great quilt top and you would be able to use a jelly roll. You would also be able to use your 2 1/2" scrapes!
I didn't use a jelly roll, because I found a box with the correct sized pieces! How lucky can one girl get! In that box I also found pieces to be made into 4 patch blocks and another pieced blocked. I could not for the life of me remember what they were there for, but there was also a very large piece of black RJR Handsprayed fabric. Hmmm...I think this may have been.......
After I got this quilt pieced, I was digging in the box and found the name of the quilt it was supposed to be. A Bonnie Hunter Mystery!!! Well, I guess that one won't get made, but I have made 3 quilts out of the pieces from that box.
I do not like purple, and had a difficult time trying to fall in love with this. I found the setting fabric in my stash and began to like it better. Once I got the outer borders on (also fabric from my stash) I realized it was a pretty quilt and I think a lavender thread with an allover design will make it a lovely quilt for someone.
Gladys told me her favorite color was purple. Is that a hint?
This is what we were up to this past week. I have more photos of past weeks to get posted too. I cannot believe it is the first of November already. This year has gone by quickly.