quilts & girls

29 Jan

So another gentle soul reminded me that it is certainly a long time between posts.  i know.  hanging my head in shame.  I have loads of stuff going on that is blog worthy but i have burdened my poor computer with almost 14,000 photos and that S L O W S it down.  Must get an external hard drive and remove several thousand photos.  there it’s in writing now so it will get done right?  maybe.

In the mean time, here’s some snaps of the end of the year gathering of a little group I belong to.  We focus on civil war quilts.  we meet mostly monthly and spend the evening working on handwork stuff and yakking and of course snacking.  This past year we chose a block and we each were to make a quilt top-any size any pattern using the CHURN DASH block.  are you ready for some snaps?

darling lisa.  she is our over achiever of the group.  she typically makes LARGE quilts.  and see her quilt top here?  it’s QUILTED.  the only reason it’s not bound is that she just got it from her quilter that day.  wanna see a closer up?

you can see a little bit of the quilting in the upper right hand corner.  Twyla quilted it in what i would call a “cinnamon roll” allover stitching pattern that i discovered through Kim Diehl.  Not sure what Twyla calls it or where she got her inspiration.

Kim is up next with lovely red churns set off with a tan alternate block top.  Her’s is a nice lap size.  While Kim certainly got hers done in time, she dithered about deciding on a pattern because the churn dash wasn’t her favorite block.  but now she loves her quilt.  go figure.  🙂

and who WOULDN’T love this lovely?!?

and H E R E ‘ S twyla with a very scrapped up dash.  really rich colors that the pix don’t do justice to.  and now for her close up.  Vanna?  where’s her close up.  dang it.  please talk amongst yourselves while i go get the close up from the 14,000 snaps in the file…….

and we’re back.  lovely no?  yes.

another master scrapper, Karen modified a kim diehl pattern.  again, the colors are much much more vibrant in real life.  i liked the original pattern design.  but i LOVE karen’s arrangement.

yumalicious.  yeah, totally made up word.  i know that drives some of you nutso.  sorry about that.  sorta.  not really.  sorry about not being sorry.

sadly, this is my quilt.  yes.  i failed the assignment.  This is all i got put together.  I have a box of blocks ready to go but need more variety in the backgrounds before i could put it all together.  this is an on-going project for me.  in addition to being my churn dash quilt, this is also my “pound” quilt.  for every pound i lost in 2011, i make a block.  and since i have more pounds to go, i will have to add to it in 2012!  good reasons for not getting it done.  but still, i failed on this one.

and here we all are.  mostly.  one of our group was unable to attend due to a family illness.  we missed you nancy!

but what is this?!?!  this looks to be done…..

more on this the next time we meet……

6 Responses to “quilts & girls”

  1. Jody January 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Love the quilts–and I’m glad you posted! I’ve missed your unique style.

  2. Tammie January 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Great eye candy, Kay! Love all the churn dash quilts. They are each unique and beautiful. Color makes ALL the difference in “the look”. And you’ll get there. Sometimes you have to wait to get the “right” fabric.

    Thanks for blogging – I’ve missed you too! (Not meant to put pressure). Well, maybe … HEE HEE! :-p

  3. Becca Olson January 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    lovely quilt show!! Thanks 🙂

  4. Sybil January 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    LOVE the churn dash quilts – can’t even pick my favorite…..they are all loverly.

    Not so crazy about the yoyo one but you know me and yoyo’s! 🙂 I have traumatic memories about yoyo’s….sometimes I even have nightmares that they are chasing me through the family forest. It’s a dark and cold night and they are out to get me………

  5. myolivebranch February 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    thanks girlies-for the nice things you said and for the giggles you gave me!

  6. kwiltykim February 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    I’ll have you know I do see another churn dash quilt in my future! ;o) Great fun!

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