I am waaayyyy behind on sharing our customers’ show and tell projects, so this is going to be a long post with lots of pictures, each one as enjoyable as the last! One of my most favorite things about owning a quilt shop is being able to see finished projects from our customers! I often say that I have to live vicariously through you all because I don’t get much finished myself (for me personally, that is, since I’m usually sewing on shop samples.) I love it when you bring a finished project to share, it inspires me and usually results in a sleepless night (!) since it sets my wheels to turning and I have to act on the impulse to create! That’s a good thing, though, so keep bringing in your show and tell – I can sleep when I’m dead!
This is Gail with her rendition of Just Can’t Cut It. Gail was visiting Peggy from out of state and had to stay an extra week just so she could finish the projects she started. She said she knew they would never get finished at home – smart girl!
Here’s Gretchen showing off her shirtings quilt (sorry, I don’t remember the pattern name.) I love the secondary stars formed by the darker blue fabrics!
JeNel finished up her Jelly Bargelly from our class earlier this summer. These are MY colors! Each quilt from this class has been spectacular, and all so different because of each individuals fabric choices.
Annette (who is hiding behind the quilt!!) made this for her granddaughter, Kaitlyn, to take to college this fall. Actually, she and Kaitlyn both worked on it together. I think the pattern is Graham Crackers. We had this fabric collection, Sorbet from Moda, featured in our foyer display earlier in the summer, and Kaitlyn fell in love with it the moment she walked in the front door. Annette documented the making of the quilt from start to finish and made a photo memory book for Kaitlyn to go with the quilt. What memories!
Here’s Karin with her Union Square quilt, started at retreat last year. (Karin is hiding behind the quilt, too, this is a HUGE quilt!) I have only ever seen this quilt made in “traditional” fabrics, but Karin used Nancy Halvorsen’s 12 Days of Christmas fabric line and it is fabulous! Just proves the point – don’t be afraid to step outside the box with your fabric selections, especially with the more traditional style quilt patterns. The results can be wonderful as in this case!
Here’s Liz with her little appliqued wallhanging. Each of the squares is individually hand appliqued – I think they’re like one inch squares! Liz is one of the Batty Babes, and I told her she was NUTS when she started this project, but she needed handwork for long car trips with her hubby. The result is a strikingly beautiful collage of garden florals – I’m envious! The pattern is from a past issue of McCall’s magazine (I think!)
Peggy finished a couple of projects, too, while Gail was visiting from out of town. Here she is with her Christmas table topper and her floral Turning 12 (a smaller version of Turning 20!). Peggy does such a great job picking out colors – she lets herself fall in love with a fabric and then she builds around it; the perfect way to build a quilt you know you’ll be happy with!
Here’s Shelia, pulling a Wilson – remember that TV show?, with her Batik Strip Stars quilt. This was a Silver Thimble Quilt Club project that we kitted earlier this year. I’m not a huge fan of batiks, but I absolutely adore this quilt!
Here’s Sarah with a magazine project using Moda’s Aviary fabric collection. This is the yummiest, most feminine quilt – love it, love it, love it! Sarah churns out quilts like I change underwear – every single day it seems!
Hope you’ve enjoyed Show and Tell. Bring in your next finished project so I can share it here – everyone loves to see – especially me!