Monday, January 20, 2014

QBee Saturday!

This past Saturday was our QBee day and the northern invasion arrived on time.  The northern invasion consisted of Gladys, Michelle, Mitzi and Earlene.  They traveled about 1 1/2 hours to spend the day quilting and talking.  Other QBees were, Barb, Momma Barb, me and of course, Gus!

After bidding everyone hello, hauling in all the 'equipment' needed for the day, it is time for Show and Tell!  I think this is the most favorite activity of the whole day. 

This is a Stack-n-Whack done by Mitzi (she is on the right).  I love all the borders on this quilt!

From where this photo was taken I think the blocks look like lace.  Here is what they really look like!

Yep!  Skulls and Roses.  This quilt was just amazing. 

Michelle (on the left in the above photo) made the same quilt using different fabric and put a sashing in between the blocks instead of setting them side by side.

The close up I took did not come out well.  I love the setting she used.  Those little 9-patch blocks are adorable.

Earlene (who is the daughter of Gladys) was working on this quilt for her daughter.  This is Earlene's first quilt.  Earlene started quilting just a few months ago. 


Earlene  got the outer borders sewn on and already had the backing fabric picked out.
I will be quilting this with a very 1930ish design.
Gladys showed us her "Falling Charms" quilt top.  This pattern is available at Missouri Star Quilt Co.  There are still two borders to be attached.  Gladys used two charm packs.
Just to show how different a quilt looks depending on the fabrics chosen, here is the one I put together with one charm pack and fabrics from my stash.
Yes, I have one block turned the wrong way.  I have decided NOT to change it. 
OK, back to Gladys.  She was also working on a gender neutral baby quilt.  This quilt had mitered bordered and Gladys is sure she will never do them again!
This will be adorable when it is finished.  We all got a refresher course on mitered corners. 
Momma Barb made this I Spy from the scraps she had on hand. 
One of the other scrappy quilts Momma Barb made in 2013 was this + quilt out of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. 

Momma was raiding everyone's stash for strips so no two pluses were the same.  The backing fabric was found at Fabric Shack while we were on our mini shop hop this past summer.
Momma Barb is determined to get her teapot quilt finished.  I think there is only a little of the outer border to do.

She just made herself comfortable.
That's enough for now....more to follow later today.  I think it's time to get back to quilting!


  1. Great pictures! We had a wonderful time and can't wait till next QBee Day! It is well worth the trip.

    1. I am so happy when you all come! Please tell Mitzi the cupcakes were a hit, Bob Jr. and Nathan ate them all! Dinner was delicious, Nathan cooked, Bob Jr. cleaned up. I think we finally trekked across the yard about 10:00! I am so blessed with such wonderful caring QBees and Bob's :)

  2. Such fun ... such inspiration! Gosh, I sew want to join in! Some could happen!

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