Zoom Show & Tell - February 1, 2022
These are a sampling of placemats that were gifts for grandchildren’s families. Some were easypeasy and others more involved. We have 7 married grands and 4 more to go. I love weddings. This grandma loves to dance. I can still stay in with the kids.
Peggy Van Ness
I started this appliqué project a long time ago. It was a class at The Happy Quilter, which is no longer in business. Decided it would be fun working on during these cold, snowy days. Reminds me of Spring!
I call this my Nemesis Quilt. I made a mistake by cutting my patch squares too small for the pattern I intended to follow. I then had to revamp the whole pattern, & modified it. I wasn't wild about the color/pattern of the fabrics, so I took it apart & added some yellow for contrast. Then, when I quilted it, as I was finishing it up I discovered that I had quilted a large fold in the backing. Argh! I ripped out the quilting (almost the entire quilt & redid it)Easy project became monster!
I am working on the BOM from The Quilt Show "Garden Party Down Under" and have finished the first month. All my fabrics are from my stash. Using Barbara Blacks alternate method of applique on the machine. Anyone else working on this?
I made some fabrics postcards for friends with diabetes - here are 2 of them, along with the paper postcard that was my inspiration. In case you didn't know, November 14 is World Diabetes Day, and the blue circle is the universal symbol for diabetes. I used a set of alphabet rubber stamps and craft ink pad, suitable for printing on fabric, for the words.
Picture not too good but it’s a study in browns. Very unusual for me but I needed to make a more masculine quilt.
Penguin Quilt made for my grandson, Ezra. The plaid fabric was from one of my father's favorite shirts. It's an Elizabeth Hartman pattern.
Chocolate and Sherbet: An original design by Sharon Perry who did most all of the piecing. Denise Chase of St. Albans, VT, did some piecing and all of the appliqué. Bev Cook, also of St. Albans, did the longarm quilting. Bev is the owner of Treasured Moments Quilting. Sharon, Denise and Bev are all members of the Franklin County Quilters Guild in St. Albans. The quilt is the guild’s 2022 raffle quilt.
Addie’s Butterfly Coterie: Another original design by Sharon Perry. I started the Dresden Plate blocks in a workshop with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company years ago. I assembled the blocks in a quilt for one of my great nieces.
Catie Bug: Another original design by Sharon Perry. I made this quilt for another great niece. Her mother decorated her nursery when Catie was a baby with lady bugs. Her nickname is Catie Bug.