Sunday, March 17, 2013

Quilting Day with QBees

International Quilting Day

What a great reason to head south down to Sweet Peas and Possum, or better known as Miss Carol's Studio, to quilt with my QBees; Carol, Barbie, Michelle and Gina.  The weather cooperated, a little snow up here when we left, but dry in the south.  

Projects - Flower Power for Spring!

Barbie is the quilt!

Collecting flower material for over a year!

Gina's Wedding Quilt for her Daughter,

As usual, there is a story behind this quilt.  The bridesmaids in the upcoming wedding will be wearing white eyelet lace dresses adorned with different color bandanna s.  Part of the material in the quilt is from real bandanna s and the white eyelet lace is the border.  The corners and center squares are denim - for the groom.  As you can guess, this is going to be a country style wedding - how fun! Her daughter is going to love this Quilt!

Miss Carol's Gift

Miss Carol made this gorgeous Quilt of Valor for a young man in Afghanistan who is her son Nathan's friend.  Nathan is also in Afghanistan and we are all praying for their safe return!  I couldn't help but notice the precise and lovely workmanship in this quilt.   Beautiful!

Michelle's Kaleidoscope

Michelle is working on a quilt using this cool kaleidoscope pattern.  She was telling me how "easy" it is and I said, "don't tell me, show me!"  Now she has to give us all a class on how to stack and cut the material to get this awesome pattern.  

My projects

I was finishing up a backing for my Jack-of-Hearts Mystery Quilt.  Miss Carol helped me piece a backing and is going to do the quilting for me.  I can't wait to see it done!  
My most modern quilt ever!

Pieced Backing

Stack and Whack Place Mates

Floral backing - could be reversible

Four Fat Quarters - mix and match or stack and whack.  These are fun to make!
I made these for my lovely neighbor who shares her quilting magazines.    If you want to try the pattern, I have placed it below. When it says bring two up, bring up one and then the other.   Hope you can read it okay.


  1. Oh how I wish I could just drop by and join your fun! What lovely and inspiring projects! I want to make them all! Hugs!

  2. Oh Gladys! You got to post before me again! I was busy, clean the kitchen, helping Jeff set the last two pieces of marble for the shower, fixed dinner and went for a short (2.5 mile) run.
    I hope to get something posted this evening since Jeff has to go into work to get stuff ready for tomorrow. It's either blogging or making the rest of the tissue packs.....hmmm.

  3. The quilts are fabulous!! I've missed you at water aerobics. Hope to see you tomorrow night!
    Jen #3