Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Show and Share in Alpharetta!

One thing I love to do is have a bit of Show and Share at the end of our lunch time so that we can get to know each other a bit better – and I get to see what people have been working on!

Debbie had taken my Scrappy Bargello class when I taught at Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge, TN a couple of years ago – and here it is all completed, quilted and ready to be bound!

The pattern for this quilt is also found under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.  It uses the same piecing method as Scrappy Trips, only you are piecing long panels instead of  blocks.   Another great scrap-user-upper!

It was very fun to see Debbie again ---and catch up with what’s been going on!

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Renee showed a yard sale rescue she had found recently ----a 1930s Dresden plate --- that has a few “earlier” fabrics included….those two red fan blades in the lower right corner date from about 1900 if not a bit earlier…they are the same red that is in the log cabin quilt I picked up in Braselton GA on my way to Alpharetta!

It’s not that hard to imagine that there would be a wide time line of fabrics in an antique scrap quilt.  There are more then 30 years worth of scraps in my stash ---I’m assuming it was the same for avid quilters in years past. 

The quilting was very very nice….the open areas between the plates being hand quilted with a spider web design.  The price of this quilt? $3.00!  Good save, Renee!

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Kathy's Crayon Box top!  This one is for donation --- cute cute cute!

The Crayon Box pattern is a fun one and uses 4.5” centers, and 2.5” X 4.5” bricks and 2.5” strips.  If you set it with sashings there are no seams to match other than where the cornerstones meet.  It’s also under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog – a fun one for Scrappy Everything!

This morning I’m off to meet with the Lake Oconee guild!  It’s another good day to be in Georgia!


  1. just think about all the quilts the next generation is going to have. Mostly Bonnie quilts. They're going to be popping up everywhere!

  2. I wonder how many of my quilts will end getting sold for 3.00?
    Better that than being used to wrap a fridge for moving!

    Nice show and tell, enjoy your travel and Happy sewing


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