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Friday, October 21, 2016

Lots to Show!

While I was away for almost 2 weeks,
I knitted!
Knitting is so portable and I can take the needles on planes,
so two pair of socks are completed on my travels.

This yarn is so soft and cuddly.
I'm so bad at keeping the labels of yarn,
so I don't know what this is.

Love this yarn, too.
In hindsight, I should have removed
part of the yarn that was really thick.
You can see the thick yellow row in the foot of the right sock,
but it adds character, right??

My sewing machine has not yet returned home,
but I have quilts to show!!

As I mentioned a while ago,
I've been teaching three friends to quilt.
I have had more fun with this and just love seeing
their excitement and finished quilts.

Yesterday, the four of us started a quilt group, along with two other
newer quilters.
We started with "Show and Tell."

Carey's first quilt...a nine patch with a flange in the binding!
Her fabrics are so soft and calming.
Beautiful finish.


Lynn's first quilt was the nine patch, too.
I love the red, white and blue.
Then, for her second quilt 
she made this T-shirt quilt!

Can you believe this is her second quilt?!?
She did an awesome job.

She wanted it to be soft and cuddly,
so bought this blanket at Costco for $20!
It's like Minky, but less expensive.
The Long Armer she used had no problem with this
being the backing, but did not want it cut to size first.
This quilt will be wonderful on a cold winter night.
Nicely done, Lynn!!

My third friend, Dottie, has become obsessed with quilting.
They know her by name in the quilt shop already. :D

 This is her second quilt
made by using a Missouri Star tutorial.  

Her fabrics are beautiful and the shimmery silver
adds a little surprise "pop."


This is Dottie's third quilt.
She saw the pattern on Pinterest,
asked me a few questions and went to town.  

Look at the fun quilting design Dottie chose for this quilt.

This is the quilt she is currently working on
and is doing a beautiful job.
It will be a queen size quilt for her daughter.

Mary made the blocks for this quilt 30 years ago,
before rulers and rotary cutters!
She used cereal boxes as templates.
Look at her points and intersections!
She found sashing and border fabrics, finished it
and now has a beautiful quilt.

Mary made this table runner using such beautiful sparkly fabrics.
Wouldn't this be wonderful using some gorgeous Christmas fabrics?
Love it!

Laura went to Lancaster and found a ruler to make this 
fun table runner.
I just love the circles and movement in this runner.

You KNOW I love this quilt!
This is Laura's, too. I didn't get a photo of the back,
but it could be reversible. 
Love, love, love it!

I'm telling you, having a group of friends who quilt is
They bring such inspiration and quilty fun!

I'm off to cut out more quilts!
Happy Quilting!!


Libby in TN said...

Beautiful quilts! Obviously your "students" are experienced sewers.

Needled Mom said...

They must have had a great teacher!! That will be such a wonderful quilting group with all of those gorgeous quilts already. I am so impressed. I like how Carey's flip flops match her quilt too!

Your socks are beautiful. You used your flight time much better than I did mine. I was working on cross stitching, but I think I did more ripping out than stitching. ;-(

straythreads said...

Beautiful Quilts and what a fun group they must be
great socks!

Anonymous said...

What fun! I love all the quilts and you are awesome for getting them started quilting. I love getting together with friends and being inspired by all the projects. I LOVE that curvy tablerunner with the circles!

Julie said...

BTW, that anonymous post was me. I forgot I had logged out and was on my work gmail account!

Vicki in MN said...

They are all fantastic, thanks for sharing your local inspiration with us in blogland! And of course I love your socks;)

kupton52 said...

They are ALL so wonderful...how fortunate for you that you can share this experience with newbies (although after the work I've seen they really aren't newbies anymore) and how BLESSED they are to have you in their lives. I love your socks too....I've already told you I'm not a knitter and I don't think I've seen crochet patterns for socks...hmmmm...maybe I should look! I'm still working on my Amish with a Twist....will send you pics soon! Happy quilting (and knitting)....love and prayers....and quilty hugs and blessings....

Dar said...

I love your socks. The colors in the yarn are right up my alley. Congratulations on your teaching your friends to quilt and being their inspiration. You have some awesome students and their quilts are amazing for beginners. Kudos to you all.