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Friday, November 20, 2015

November Quilt Circle of Friends

This was our last exchange of the snowball blocks. Now it's time to get creative.

Another project we are working on is a row quilt. I incorporated some of our snowball exchange blocks into my row quilt.

This month, we introduced the lamb block. Everyone is doing their own thing. This is just my version. There will be one more row, the cow.

Joyce has already made her cow. Isn't she cute?

These are some of her other animal blocks.

Joyce is thinking of a couple different baby quilts using her blocks.

Bonnie did what I consider to be not possible. She made 12 of these place mats. She quilted them all and then added a flange (above) to one side and piping (below) to the other and they are perfectly stitched on both sides.

Always the non-conformist, this is what Bonnie did with her snowball blocks. Do you see snowball blocks? She cut each block diagonally both ways to create 4 quarter square triangles and then used those units with black to make half square triangle units. Isn't this cool?!

Celia made this winter snuggler for herself, basket weave on the quilt top and a fleece blanket for the back.

Abbie has been traveling and had some fun things to share. While in Alaska this summer, she picked up several Row x Row kits. 

and this one from Decorah.

Then, while in India, she found this double sheet of silk fabric.

It's intent is for a sari but Abbie has not yet decided what she will do with it.

Here is a close up

Abbie also shared this quilt, finished up at our October Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat.

Sue is not in love with this quilt but she is in love with calling it done! I think it looks great.

This is a quilt as you go, reversible quilt.

Trish shared blocks she is making.

It will be fun to watch this quilt come together.

Lonnie has  been having fun making these little mug mats, above and below.

And Theresa has a niece in mind for this little baby doll bunting.

Nancy shared these three little quilts. They are on her Get Er Done list. These are blocks she inherited and made into three small quilts, one for herself and one for each of her sisters.

So nice.

Nancy also shared this quilt she finished up. She has really been bonding with her long arm quilting machine.

To close the evening, I did a demo on applique pressing sheets and then we snacked on Caramel Brownie Bites.

Thanks to Jackie Orton for all these pictures. I always love gathering with my Quilt Circle of Friends!

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