Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Bed Quilt Club 6

Our 6th meeting was held yesterday. We were really happy to see our friend Gwen arrive to join the group! Gwen is starting a quilt pattern called Cafe Ole, from Jane Hardy Miller's book French Braid Quilts.

The beginning of Gwen's fabric choices

Pat showed us her adaptation of Nancy Daniel Brennan's
The Disappearing Nine Patch
,which she calls Art Deco.
This is a beautiful quilt, and Pat's colour choices are wonderful.

Colleen has made progress on her quilt blocks for her Minnesota Backroads pattern from the book by Kathryn Squibb and Deborah Jacobs. We also had fun helping her with fabric choices with her blue, tan and yellow quilt.

Marg has passed the 1/2 way mark, with about 1050 half square triangles sewn. She needs 2040 of these units to make the 255 6" blocks required for her Friendship Star quilt.

These are the 35 blocks Marg has made up to this point.
The little red bits really add some punch to the quilt.

These are our 9 patch exchange blocks. We shared our extras with Gwen, and now she has to make a pile to catch up! How many more meetings will we need to get enough blocks to make a quilt? These are only 3 1/2" unfinished. Yikes.

1 comment:

Bingo~Bonnie said...

I love those couple red sparkles in the blue and white friendship star quilt top :) It's gonna be beautiful!

and those little mini 9 patch blocks are cutie pies!!! I am currently hosting a swap each quarter for those - we had nearly 40 swappers for roudn 1 blues and browns... and I got to ooogh and ahhh over 3000 of those little boogers! It's fun!

Glad to have found your blog tonight. Love from Texas! ~bonnie