Monday, December 10, 2012

Show and Tell (too many beautiful things) and QuiltCon Charity quilt update!

Oh, well lookie here... I almost forgot to post a picture of our November "leftovers" swap.  What a fun bunch of goodies!  As I was inserting the pictures from last months show and tell, I was struck by what a talented group of quilters we have amassed here in our group.  I am thrilled that the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild has representatives, not only from Eugene, but also from Creswell, Springfield, Veneta, and as far away as Roseburg!  What a fun mix of people!

Ann made a table runner and was especially tickled that the fabric had been bought in September and here it was... already used in a project!

Nelda took a class at Our Sewing Room on a double sided table runner.  Hers was a vibrant orange and yellow combo.

Phyliss took the same class and came up with a runner that is "fall colors" on one side with a "Christmas" theme on the other!

Wanda is off to Africa this month (you will be missed this week!) BUT the trip enabled us all to enjoy her holiday gifts a month early.  Wanda is getting those tops DONE!

Her latest epiphany has been that she CAN machine quilt it herself, but maybe she doesn't like it.  Most recently Wanda's favorite quilting method is "check" quilting, you know, that is the method where you give your top to a long arm quilter and write them a CHECK!

This has made Wanda so happy with all of her beautiful finishes!
This one is one of her tossed coin variations... just fun!  The quilting on this one features some lovely custom flowers and was quilted by Susan Miner from Trendy Threads.

One last quilt for a happy child in Africa... Wanda used some fun animal prints in this one.

Diane made a lovely quilt in bright spring colors-- are you waiting for the daffodils too? (I am!)

Kelly ate through her "golds" stash with this striking "quilt as you" go Monkey Wrench variation.

The watery blues of this triangle beauty inspire me to make a something monochromatic, what about you?  Kelly is teaching a class on making a triangle quilt at Piece By Piece Fabrics in February... should be a good one!

The stars on the back strike a very "modern" chord as well ;)

Crystal has been VERY busy as well.  She is recently moved here from LA and was part of the LAMQG.  I am so excited to see more of her pieces!  

This Christmasy one is so cute and it was also quilted by Susan Miner.

Crystal has been playing around with "technology" with her quilting.  This pillow front features some birds that she scanned in from a childhood book and then printed on to the background fabric.  Fun stuff!

Fantastic colorful diamonds

Crystal also used a fabric designing website, Spoonflower, to make this phenomenal fractured piece featuring an orchid photo that she took in Hawaii.

What a wonderful trip keepsake!

Denise busted out this great quilt during a previous Sew Day.  It is a variation of the "Honeymoon" quilt. 

Her quilting is really fun too!

Nancy had fun with some half circles! 

Kathleen finished this paper pieced block for her son.  WOWEE!

QuiltCon charity update:  We have a twin size batt donated by the lovely Jenny!  We are on our way!  Remember, bring your blocks and donations of $$, or white and light grey solids to the meeting on Wednesday.  Thanks Denise for getting us organized!

Our Sewing Room notice!  Are you a frequent sewer at Our Sewing Room? Do you know someone who is?  Get them the perfect gift, or one for yourself... a Frequent Sewer Gift Card with $25 of visits for $20.  

I am sure that something has slipped my mind... hmmm well, I guess I will have to post again if I remember it!