Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quilt Group Tomorrow

Tomorrow is quilt group and this is a photo of the current quilt we are working on (before the frame got rolled!). The 9 patches were donated by a member who had participated in a swap. We only had to make the connector pieces. Since I like to machine sew - I pieced alot (but certainly not all) of the blocks/rows together (really fun since I didn't have to press them - someone else did that!). Another member made the trip to the store for the backing fabric (it takes HOURS to get there, plus crossing the border so believe me, this was great!). For this quilt we used a very puffy batt. I am not part of the hand quilting group - maybe next quilt - I just wasn't up to it this time around. Last week I was happy to just sit, knit and visit - for me it is fun just to see everyone! I DID finish LB's 2nd sock that I was working on. In anycase, we have some excellent hand quilters in our group! Probably tomorrow the final stitches will go in... no need to attach a binding because the binding was put on before it was put it on the frame!

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During my time at quilt group tomorrow I have plans to at least START attaching the hanging sleeves for these 2 quilts - both of which will be in our show. I decided on these 2 quilts because they aren't huge and have interesting fabrics. Here are photos of them on a queen sized bed to give you an idea of the size. Many of the quilts in the show are hand quilted, but mine are machine so I've added the machine quilters info to my forms.
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On a nature note: here is a photo of a luna moth. DH saw 2 of these in the parking lot of the grocery store early one morning and brought them home so they wouldn't get run over. They hung out in the shade of our porch all day (much to LB's delight) and were gone the next morning. The tape measure is a bit off-centered but at least it will give you an idea of how big they are.









10 comments:

loulee1 said...

Great quilts Eve. So pretty.

Loved seeing the moths. People forget how pretty moths can be, usually we only see the little grey ones..

Helen in the UK said...

Great quilts. The colours of the group quilt are wonderful :)

Laurie said...

LOVE that 9P quilt...simple but neat! the other is cool too but not as easy! LOL

Pat said...

Lovely quilts...I especially like the mitre box one. Is it hard to make?

Sue R said...

What bee-yootiful quilts, especially that nine patch! I'll bet LB loves the colors in yours. I never think of moths as pretty, but some of them really are. Somebody else had a gigantic moth on their blog recently that was also very colorful, but I can't think who that was.

Joyce said...

I saw a way of attaching a hanging sleeve completly by machine. You sew the bottom at the same time as the inner border and the top with the binding. If I can find out where I saw it (I think in a magazine) I'll let you know. Too late for these that are finished but maybe next one...
I want to try it soon but my latest wall hanging has no borders.

Gail said...

I love all three of these quilts, enjoy your group meeting.

Penny said...

Wow! What great pictures!! Love your blog.

Elaine Adair said...

OMGosh - I gasped with pleasure at that quilt with all the 9-patches. What makes it so fine? Looks like all the pieces are the same width, and apparently the yellow is just "yellow-enough". What a delight.

And you have a wonderful Kaleidoscope version also. LOVE the variety we get from one pattern!

Helen said...

Hi Evelyn

You visited my blog recently (thanks) so I'm having a browse of yours. This nine patch quilt is great. I have never seen quilting on an old fashioned frame like this. Do your roll it all up to start the quilting in the middle and then unroll as our get towards the outsides? How do you put the binding on before you do the quilting? Is it just stitched onto the top and will still need to be turned over to the back and stitched down when the quilting is finished?