Thursday, November 18, 2010

Some Acknowledgements....

I have been fairly not-busy-sewing lately...  I have a third Christmas present almost done and can't get up the energy to get back in there and finish...  I think the weekends working 10 hours a day is slowing me down during the week... although it shouldn't...lol
Of course not sewing doesn't mean that I'm not out there reading my blogs...and entering some great contests...

The other day I was lucky enough to win one...  Little Lady Patchwork is a great blog..Stefanie has been featured on Moda Bake Shop, she writes wonderful blog posts and is very inspiring...   A couple of weeks ago she did a great interview with Melanie of Above All Fabric and Melanie was nice enough to offer a FQ bundle of PURE by Sweetwater for Moda...  Yes..you read that right..a FQ BUNDLE!!  As in a lot of fabric...
Guess who won?  Yep...little ol' me...
So far I have gazed at it, fondled it and smelled it...hey..don't judge!! 

Then there was my guild meeting last Saturday...  We have an attendance drawing and there are two tiers of prizes... If you have a paper sticker name tag you pick from one table...if you have a handmade name tag you get to pick from the good table...OR the second table... he he...we are "encouraged" to make a name tag..lol

We pick a card from a deck and then she uses another deck to pick cards.  I was the last winner, but boy did I luck out...no one had picked this 1/2 yard of American Jane...


I had some of this in my stash a long time ago and was so happy to have some more...

And our guild has a co-op and I was the winner of some great fabric squares...

This photo isn't the best...but they are a beautiful brown and blue and I think will make some great pillows...or I have another idea I might try...

And here are some great show-and-tell photos from Saturdays meeting... ENJOY!!

Cindy Lammons with her 60 degree wedge quilt

art quilter

and another one on hand painted fabric

the back of Cara's manly quilt

and the front of her manly quilt
 Cara  is having a quilt along on her blog..  It is NOT to late to join...

Her first quilt....she said she was afraid to wash it since the circles are raw edge applique... we all told her to "go for it"

9-patch using OhFransson tutorial here

Rachel's very first quilt...and her MOM owns the shop where we met...

band quilt for her daughter....It's called a band quilt as it goes on the bus with her daughter to all her band competitions

Jamie Mueller made this for the MODA Bake Shop and it hung in the MODA booth during Market and the Houston Quilt Show..



Marsha made this for her mother... She said the front fabrics are pastels like her mom, but she used a wild batik on the back for her! lol

Marsha made this for her daughter to hang in her classroom...before it was finished, her daughter had taught for one year and quilt...lol 

Mary Claire  was inspired to make a quilt from a weather pattern and made this Warm Front and was very proud until her sister told her it really is a COLD FRONT....  Hence the large laugh from Mary Claire...

Jamie who stalked Michael Miller fabrics at Market to have this fabric reprinted...

Nancy made this...  She will use it as her Spring purse when she goes to Australia this Christmas...

and this will be her travel purse..




made by the lady on the right and quilted by the shop where we met..

President Kristy made this for a swap...can't remember which one and couldn't tell you if I did...

And that is it for show-n-tell.... aren't we a great group?


Nancy

15 comments:

Diane said...

Pretty quilts. Don't you love all the ideas you get when you go to a guild meeting and everyone shares? Smart of you to bring your camera.

KatieKate said...

Um, I am coveting your yardstick fabric. Heart. Big time.

Trudi said...

Wow congrats on your scoop FQs of all that Pure! And I already found Cara's blog quilt along! Cool! you have such a fab group in guild! Very tallented!

Kristy said...

It looks like you lucked out and not every shot had the back of Cara's head...only a few...hahaha.

Thanks for the recap of the Show & Tell.

Anne D said...

Congrats on the win. I love that fabric and have a couple of charm packs to do something with. The quilts at the guild meeting look great!

Jackie Russell said...

Congratulations on the fabric wins! Great overview of the meeting last Saturday too. I'm not use to getting to see the things on blogs in person.

Brige said...

Awesome Post Nancy!

It is great to see pictures from the STLMQG meeting!

Thanks for taking time out to do it!

Brige said...

Oh... Kona Chocolate looks real good with those Moda "Pure" fabrics.


Look in this gallery of mine on Flickr to see a quilt made with the Kona Chocolate and Pure charm pack.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brige66/galleries/72157624884866515/

Cindy said...

You were one lucky girl! Thanks for all the pictures. It was a great meeting!

SheilaC said...

Congrats!!! I love that Pure fabric :)

SheilaC

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Now who's the lucky one? Congratulations Nancy.
Thanks for sharing all the great photos of the quilts too!

Jo said...

It must be fun to belong to a quilting group. There aren't really any in my area. Way to go on winning those fat quarters. Isn't that fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog...about the chicken in the crock pot, yes, on high.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

So much fun. I love quilts. I wish I knew how to make them!

Kelly

Melinda Cornish said...

you are a great group!!! My favorite is that quilt with the raw edge circles.....I love it.

SplendorFalls said...

Thanks for posting the pictures! It was fun to see everything again! =)

Congrats on the win too! Score!