Saturday, March 20, 2010

National Quilting Day


Happy Quilting to all! Today, March 20th is National Quilting Day. It was a fabulous day with lots of quilting fun. I actually began celebrating last night with the Friday Night Thimbles group. Last month, I had to miss our quilting day because of our county Readers Rally competition. This month, I sewed with my quilting buddies Friday after work and most of the day today. Brenda and Kristie sewed on Friday evening, too. Last weekend, I cut out a new project, Scrappy Nines by Pat Wys of Silver Thimble Quilt Company. I used tone-on-tone black for the red in the pattern and white with black for the shirtings.

I sewed strips for the nine-patches last night and today. Of course, there was lots of chatting and laughing, not so much serious sewing. Show and Tell was wonderful.
There were lots of fantastic quilt tops. This top was pieced by a new quilter. This is her second quilt. It's a Miss Rosie's Quilt Pattern called Grandma's Scrapbag. Her choice of color for this top is super.
Mary Agnes (no blog) pieced this top using '30's fabrics. It's from a magazine, but she couldn't remember which one. I'm hoping she e-mails me the title, month and year. I have a bit of 1930's fabric:)

Sarah (no blog) created these awesome P.J. bottoms. They're perfect for Spring.
Karin, who blogs at Life in the Slow Lane shared this wonderful quilt using Moda's Glace fabric. The pattern is from Fig Tree Quilts (I think)


After our sewing session, Kristie and I headed to Sweet Home Quilt Shop in Conyers. This weekend is the Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop. Sweet Home is one of our favorite, if not favorite shop. The shops have new samples, new fabric, and decorate with a theme. Sweet Home's theme was As American as Apple Pie. Yum! Each shop gives away a pattern for a quilt block. Quilters have to visit all 11 shops to get all the patterns. This is Sweet Home's Shop Hop Quilt.



One of the quilts in the foyer.


This masterpiece was done by Debbie Frey. She is the class sample for an upcoming class she will be teaching at Sweet Home.

This quilt is from the book 40 Fabulous Quilts. I am cutting fabric to make this top. I am using red, blue and tan scraps from other projects.


This was one wonderful National Quilting Day!

5 comments:

Brenda said...

Love the new look of your blog. It was great to see you on Friday night. Missed sewing with all of you on Saturday. Glad you and Kristie made it to Sweet Home.

Micki said...

I love that paper pieced quilt you will be doing...It is awesome!
Micki

DeAnna S. said...

Great quilt pics. Sweet Home IS a great store. Love to go there. I'm from La. also and a huge LSU fan. Hometown is Hammond and we have been in this area for 14 years. I'm also a member of Silver Thimble at the McDonough club out of A Scarlet Thread. Pat is great. We always have such fun.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man! I love Debbie's Perpetual Motion quilt. Of course I blew up the picture to see the pattern. No pattern! What am I going to do! Everything about it is AWESOME! Tell her for me please! Her colors and fabrics are perfect.

Laura said...

Love the quilt show in this post!

I believe Mary Agnes' quilt is the cover quilt of the October 2009 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. The cover quilt was done in Autumn fabrics and is one of the reasons that I bought that issue.