Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas countdown

How many days till Christmas? Not enough for me.....I'm still shopping. Last night I attended my last Tuesday night stiching with my friends and here are a few pictures of quilts from last night. This red and black quilt is for Teresia's daughter's wedding. She got married last July and Teresia calls it the wedding quilt from hell. The squares finish out at 2 inches and Teresia says that if she had to do it again she'd make the squares 3 inches. I love the is my favorite color and I love black in quilts. She has to make this quilt to fit a California King bed that has a large mattress and is high. It's going to be a large quilt.

Here is a close up of the quilt from can see it takes lots of small pieces to make each block.
Diana was in attendence last night....finishing up quilts that are to be given as Christmas presents. This quilt was made from a block of the month a couple of years ago at a local quilt shop. The colors were bright and I love the way Diana put the blocks together. I have the same blocks all done but have not put my top together yet.
Here is a close up of the blocks. I love the black poke-a-dot fabric used in the boarder.
Have a Merry Christmas.....don't know if I'll have any more posts till the holiday is over.

Monday, December 11, 2006

More Pictures From the Christmas Party

Here are more pictures from show and tell at our Christmas party. The quilt below was made as a wedding present, the houses are each couple who then wrote in the block next to the house block that represented them. A very personal quilt and perfect for a wedding.

This small quilt was made by Bob....yes we have male quilters in our guild. I think it would make a nice table topper. Good work Bob.
This quilt was made for the quilters daughter and will be used now and after she's in college...she used a lot of gray and black fabrics. A very nice quilt.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Quilters Christmas Party

The Christmas party was lots of fun last night. The picture below shows quilters in the food line. What good food we had! Below are pictures I took last night. As always show and tell was fun and nice to see what fellow quilters have been doing.

Here is my ornament that I received in the exchance. Cross stiched with thread and beads....beautiful. It was a blue Christmas night for me. I received a wonderful package from my secret pal. Everything was blue...candles, note cards, and wonderful blue Christmas fat quarters. My stash does not have any blue Christmas fabric in it and the addition of the blue fabric I received last night will be welcome into my stash.
Below are the quilt tops made in the Gordian Knot I workshop in October. Of course mine is the can't miss it on the far right. I love seeing all the different fabric combinations and how these quilts worked out.
My friend Joan and her converence quilt made in my workshop from August. Love this blue Christmas look and the way she quitled it on her own sewing machine.
Our president Lynne and her Christmas tree quilt. She bought this kit at Pacific International and one of her friends said "bet it won't be done for Christmas". She had to finish it so she could prove them wrong.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Christmas Party Tonight

Tonight my Manteca Quilt Guild will host it's annual Christmas party. We each make or buy a home made ornament and have an exchange. I usually make a crazy quilted stocking ornament and this year I kept up the tradition. Below is a picture of my 2006 ornament. I finished it up last ngiht. The picture doesn't show the lace too well on the toe but I think it turned out rather well. I hope the person who receives my ornament likes it as much as I do . Not really too sure about the red I used in the silk really shouldn't pick out colors at night with low lights around.

Tonight should be lots of fun, food and good friends to visit with. I wish I could find the block of the month that I took to sew in October at our last membership meeting. We don't have a meeting in November because the fourth Thursday falls on Thanksgiving. Anyway I put it away......and now I can't find it.....go figure. Maybe I'll find it next month stuck somewhere and then I'll remember putting it there. I hope to take some pictures tonight.....I'll see if I can post some tomorrow.