April 24, 2009

Quilt Group....April 2009

I am finally getting around to posting our April Quilt Group....held at my house this month! Just a note to start out with....I had a fabulous time preparing for this little get together. I took advantage of the internet to help my brain gather some new ideas for some NEW tasty salads to serve. Hope they were yummy.....I had a fun time fixin!

Everyone came this month. That is worth mentioning since I have missed the last two months myself! The challenge is cramming everyone into your house with their own personal space! That in and of itself is a challenge. Enough of the small talk......here are the quilts we had to share!

Kim finished her quilt! This was a project we did as a quilt group...to be done in March! We used the pattern by American Jane called Merry-Go-Round. Have I started mine??? Nope! Kim used the fabric line "Charisma." Darling quilt, don't you think?

This is a baby quilt that I made for my daughter's new little boy. The pattern is called "A" You're Adorable by Thimble Blossoms. It was so fun to make. I used "Recess" and "Wee Play" fabric lines. Yes, I think it is adorable!

Heidi made this "oh so cute" table topper from Charm Packs of "Baskets of Flowers" by Mary Engelbreit. Some nice person gave her the charm packs for her birthday...hehehehe. Anyways, it turned out so cute, especially with that little ruffle. I will be taking lessons from her very shortly!

This project needs some talk. Mareen is making "The Gatherings Quilt". Okay....I will not be making this! It is gorgeous and time consuming. Debbie Jensen, Michelle and Becky have already tackled this quilt. We love the black and tan fabric combination that Mareen chose. It is stunning in person (photography never gives justice) We can't wait to see the finished project. I know for a fact Mareen is really workin' on this one! Beautiful!


Well Elaine, she has done it again. I, personally, would like to know where Elaine is hiding all these incredible quilt projects she brings every month finished. April was no different.....she just had this laying around ready to finish! So wonderful! She blew us away with this intricate quilt she has been working on forever. She is a master.

"A Close-Up"

Elaine is now working on a hand applique project from "Bareroots." It is always fun to have something to work on while you are traveling. This is a darling project! I think Elaine should have a copy for all of us next quilt group......Okay?

Marae finished this quilt while sewing at quilt group. Again...photography does no justice. This quilt is absolutely adorable. We love the bright cute pattern. The fabric is especially fun. I have not seen it in the quilt store....but what do I know???? She bought it as a quilt kit and away she went!!! Love it!

Heidi has to conform to requests!! Her neice is getting married and wants a yellow and grey quilt! That is a bit difficult people! But....this is an amazingly cute piece of work! I think it will turn out stunning. Stars make a difference! Who would have thought? Great job Heidi!

This is one of my favorite quilts ever! A few of us have made this one. Carol is just finishing hers and I love, love, love it! Part of it is just the stars....I love stars, but it is also a very fun quilt to sew. Especially because you can use all your scraps! This is a quilt designed by one of Marae's friends....is it Cotton Way? A beautiful quilt, Carol.

A Little Sewing....A Little Eating!

We had a fun lunch that included a couple of new recipes for salads, some oven sandwiches, and fresh strawberries with fruit dip. The weather was beautiful for an outside lunch on the patio and the company was divine!

We all had a great time....Thanks for coming ladies....until next month at Kim's House!!! Sew On!

A side note....I will post the recipes I used in a couple of days! I have to study for my Relief Society Lesson for Sunday!!!!