Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Some Texas Showing & Sharing!

There has been some really great showing and sharing during my time in Texas!

Quilting is Big Big Big in this Big Big state ---and we are passionate about all things quilting, fabric & thread!

The photos I am sharing are from the past several days, starting with my time spent with the Greater San Antonio quilt guild and visitors!

Of course, Grand Illusion is making its presence known as quilters finish tops, and get them ready for quilting and binding.

I LOVE seeing each and every one of them!


This one is Irene’s – ready for quilting!


Spit 9 patches, last year’s Leader & Ender challenge!

This one has a special story and is made with many memory fabrics ---the receiver is a Texas Aggie fan – hence the claret!  I love how the solids give the eye a place to rest amongst the wonderful scraps.


Another Split 9 patch, different layout!  Wow!

Directions for this block are found under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog!


And another Leader & Ender put together on the side!


I love how the light radiates from the center of this one -- -fabulous!


Scrappy Bargello in bright batiks!

Want to make one? Check that good ole Free Patterns tab again!


Here Irene is sharing her Roll Roll Cotton Boll!

You’ll find this one in String Fling --- yes, we love our strings and the many ways to use them!


Celtic Solstice is coming together!


Another Leader & Ender quilt from squares and bonus triangles!


A donation quilt by the “Giver Bee!” shown at our Fredericksburg workshop!

Okay, I am in love with this setting!  Isn’t it awesome?  As a bee, their goal is to make only GORGEOUS charity quilts ---no ugly quilts allowed.  With the right design, they have achieved their goal!

Here is another:


How is this for a fabulous log cabin?

I do not have a pattern source for these ---just eye candy to share from my students.


Grand Illusion BLOCK!


A disappearing 9 patch wedding signature quilt!


Signatures close up!


Strip Twist!

You’ll find this one also under the Free Patterns tab, and it uses 2.5” strips – so get sewing!


This top was made by her 85 year old mother, ready for quilting!

She called it not quite Amish Smile


Yesterday’s Guild Presentation!

As you can see, the Hill Country Quilters packed their meeting place full and we had a great time.  I’m looking forward to 2 days of Love Shack workshops here with the gals.  Scrappy Happy Fun!

And of course, I had to make a trip out to Creations Quilt Shop while here in Kerrville:


Sew Much Fun!

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Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

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  1. WOWOW You did pack the house! I remember your being at a Guild here in TN, wowow was it soooooooooo much fun!

    Smiles, JulieinTN

  2. Show and Tell is FABULOUS! LOVE the quilts!

    sao in snowy Midlothian, VA

  3. Have fun with the Texan Love Shack Ladies. Great Show and Share. Beautiful Charity Quilts.

  4. what a spectacular showing...thanks...now off to stitch!!!

  5. What fun! The quilts are all so gorgeous :)

  6. The stars and strips quilt ("giver bee") is a pattern called Saddle Tramp by Marcy PAtch. It was published in McCall's quick quilts. (I thought it should have proper attribution.)

  7. loving the show share, lots of possible for donation quilts. My goal for this year.

  8. Lots of awesome quilts. Love the ladies who make beautiful donation quilts. HOORAY for thoughtful, talented folks!


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