Wednesday, April 03, 2013

March 25 Show & Tell Photos

We had a nice selection of projects at Show & Tell on March 25. Elaine brought in her beautiful miniature quilt, "Complementary Stars":

It is only 12" square, and the inner purple border is 1/4" wide! Please click the link or scroll down to see the rest of the projects.

The next three photos are of quilts that Linda brought in. The first is a king size "Star Log Cabin" quilt she made for her son and daughter-in-law:

Yes, it was all hand quilted!

Linda also brought in a vintage log cabin quilt that she bought from a roadside dealer:

It featured a range of fabrics, from cotton shirtings to wool suitings. The whole thing was hand stitched onto foundations. Here's a close up of the back:

When Linda bought it there was a tattered velvet backing as well, which has since been removed. Isn't it a beautiful combination of practicality and craftsmanship?

The next photo is a scrappy lap quilt that Lesley made for Quilts from the Heart:

Bonnie brought in her "Jungle Fever" single-sized quilt that she made for her grandson:

Susan made a beautiful Easter banner for her church using a variety of  home decor fabrics:

Tella's "13 Lucky Stars" quilt was made for her friend who is dealing with cancer. She has machine embroidered inspirational quotes around the sides, and free motion quilted the whole thing on her long arm.

Janet brought in her completed Weekender bag from our February workshop with Trisha and Mary. Janet has used her signature music-themed fabrics:

Janet created a nice detail by fussy cutting a stripe from her quilt fabric and sewing it to the webbed strap:

You can see that she also made a quilted pad to protect her shoulder.

Thanks to everyone for another great Show & Tell! Don't forget, this is Jane's last year co-ordinating the Show & Tell, and we are looking for a volunteer for the next two years. This is a fun and easy job, so if you are interested in volunteering, or would just like to learn more, please email us at

See you next month!