Monday, December 29, 2014

Notes from our meeting

Our last quilt meeting started off with a bang. Even before all the ladies got to the meeting, Rochel had already pulled out her show and tell. She was so excited about what she had made that she couldn't wait to show it off! A beautiful hexie project, made from some remnants of decorator fabric that Jolie passed along. Amazing what can be made from leftovers! 

 The ladies start to arrive. Finally, everyone finds a seat and we call the meeting to order. First we have Racheli, a brand new member! Racheli is 11 years old. She is Raizel's neighbor. Raizel has been teaching Racheli to quilt. She's brought a whole bag of things to show...she starts to unpack her stuff...wait for it!
 First on the agenda...a finished pink and white doll quilt. Absolutely darling.
 Next, another doll quilt, made from fabric remnants. This is all hand pieced. Racheli is a first-time sewer. We are all in awe!
 But it gets BETTER! Racheli passes around her pink and white quilt. She's machine quilted it!
 And the piece de resistance...a collaborative quilt by Raizel and Racheli. Beautiful HSTs, laid out in a zig-zag pattern, obviously from scraps. Some of the triangles are pieced. This team obviously has a great sense of color, and they really know how to "make do".

Raizel has brought a finished quilt of her own. She used very soft vintage fabrics to make the top.

And the back is a very soft fleece. Some grandchild is going to be very happy with this one.

 Bracha has been hard at work as always. She found some darling Elmo fabric (sorry I didn't take a close-up of it, you're just going to have to trust me on this one) and used it to make a really great 9 patch baby quilt. I love the black sashing between the squares.
 A simple but effective back.
 Some leftover Elmo fabric was put to good use as a little doll quilt.
 But wait--there's more. Bracha always has lots to show us. A 4-patch with OWLS!
 Time to pack up and go. Racheli has all her projects back in her bag. She's sitting patiently and waiting for the meeting to be over. I hope she'll come back again next time. She's already a great quilter and a wonderful addition to our group!


Roxanne said...

What an awesome group of quilters. Tell everyone I love their quilts.

Quilting Corner said...

I enjoyed seeing the show & tell. Keep up the great creativity.