The easiest way to show all the pictures is in the following slide show. As you will see, I was with a group of very talented quilters. Everyone was working on different projects. What a diverse variety!
A few people requested that I include the pattern designers
The one on the LEFT is from Quilting Gallery: It is a quilt-a-long that aims for accuracy. It’s still available today. Click HERE. The middle picture is from “Garden Party” by Laura Heine. On the right, is Moonshadows by Lorna Shapiro.
Does this quilt look familiar?
If you’ve been following my blog for over a year, you will have seen a similar one HERE.
There’s a funny story with this quilt. Several years ago (maybe 5 or 6), I was at a retreat at Wild Rose in Orting, WA. One of the gals was working on this quilt – she had the top almost together. I was drooling over it. I thought it was so pretty. And, I knew that there was one kit for sale downstairs in the quilt store.
Another of the retreaters, Betty, went downstairs and she came up with the kit for the quilt. I was sort-of relieved. If Betty bought the kit – that meant there was no further temptation for me! Later, when I went down to the store, I said to the owner, “I’m so glad Betty bought the last kit, now I don’t have that temptation.” She laughed and said, “I put another out on display and there’s another in the cupboard.” There was no further decision to be made, I had to buy it!
Betty & I have laughed about this for many years. We had both been slowly working on it over several years. Neither of us found it an easy quilt to make. Finally, last year, I finished mine and she has finished hers this year! Whoo Hoo!!!
Another Mystery Quilt!!! Can I resist?
Tish at Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland is having a mystery quilt sew-a-long. Here’s what I replied on her fabric selection post:
Oh Tish!!!! This is SEW painful!!!! I am really trying very hard to NOT start any new projects this year. I really am. But I LOVE mystery quilts … oh me, oh my … what’s a gal to do? This is so tempting! … but maybe,,, perhaps … maybe, IF I make the baby size … it will be doable … oh dear … I’m going to go shop my stash …
Now … if you’ve never done a mystery quilt … this may be one to start with. Tish’s fabric selection post walks you through the process of picking fabrics for the mystery. She talks about using variations of one colour to using the colour wheel for choosing complementary colours. It’s a valuable post to read – even if you’re not going to do the mystery!
This mystery quilt will have clues released once a month – ending in October.
To do or not to do … that is the question!
- Wednesday Wait Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
- Happy Needle and Thread @ My Quilt Infatuation
- Can I get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
- Sherry @ Powered by Quilting
- Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts
- Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts