Some would say that I'm crazy to have driven an hour to sew for the day. I believe that my friends are worth the time invested.
Would YOU like a glimpse into our day?
I was the first one to arrive, but Lisa brought out her completed Feathered Star quilt top:
She didn't like the flow of her Blooming 9-Patch colors, so she used some Color Release on one of them and over-dyed the resulting cloth. It fits in MUCH better:
I put in some time on my Scrap Attack goal for the month of June:
Carol arrived and got to work on her beautiful Bear Paw quilt:
The "claws" with color are from one of her grandmother's shirts. She intermingles those with plain black to extend the design:
Carol will build the quilt back around this gorgeous bear panel:
Here, you can see how she began:
Graylagran arrived and gave us a little Quilt Show. This is her very first quilt top, pieced back when she was a girl:
She explained the process of making this stunning quilt top:
This quilt (from the Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters) was Graylagran's first attempt at paper piecing:
Another quilt from the Midnight Quilt Show, but most of these fabrics came straight out of her scrap bin:
This quilt is so big that she might have it longarm quilted:
A quilt made from nice BIG pieces:
Lisa helped Carol with building the backing for the Bear Paw quilt:
Graylagran even brought her current quilt-in-progress:
Just LOOK at that texture:
This is a wolf paw cut-out. Carol brought it along to give us an idea of her quilting plan for a portion of her quilt. She will use an image of a bear's paw, but didn't have one readily available:
Creating a pieced quilt back takes a LOT of planning:
Ravelry quilters unite. MUST have a photo:
Carol shared photos of design options using THESE fabrics:
Graylagran shared THIS quilt (shown below) from her Pinterest page. I absolutely LOVE the feel of a fun and funky "Jelly Roll Race Quilt". Personally, I would call the quilt shown below Confetti Race:
Quilt back assembly is complete:
In honor of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, Joy included some TEAL in her IMPROV Challenge...
... As well as some AQUA...
... And a tiny bit of TURQUOISE:
These fabrics all came from an IMPROV Swap held within the Quilters Knitting group on Ravelry:
I'm using scraps. Just not my own scraps! At least, there were a fair amount that fit with the RSC Color of the Month:
While Lois couldn't be with us today, she worked on quilting with her granddaughter:
And with her grandson:
Graylagran's scrap bin even aligned with the Color of the Month:
Oops! This version of my IMPROV Challenge may provide a logistical problem... back to the drawing board:
I was ONE block short, so I made this one straight out of Graylagran's scrap bin. Here she is "modeling" it:
Whoo hoo!! Carol got the Bear Paw quilt pin basted today:
Graylagran does some last minute sewing before time to leave:
Until next time...
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