Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Group Stitching

The 3rd Saturday of the month has been The Applique Society meeting at my LQS. With changes and uncertainty, we decided to roll over into a Hand Stitching group that is open to anyone. We always do a show and tell around the table and here are a few things that I saw last Saturday.

Margo is an amazing knitter, but also loves to piece & quilt and also to cross stitching. She does not have idle hands.

Here are two table runners she has been working on, both are lovely. It's such a great way to brighten up a small corner of a room, and it doesn't take a lot of fabric or time to make these happen.

Jan B has been keeping busy with a Sarah Fielke BOM  This block is part of a border and it looks really cute.  She has a few of them stitched up and says that Sarah's program is excellent.  Jan also recommends Sarah's books, so go check her out.

Karen has been cleaning and tidying her studio space and has a few pieces that just need finishing up.  She brought this one to have me quilt it.  Upon closer inspection, we found she had already done all the stitch in the ditch and all that was needed was something in the center of the blocks.  We thought about buttons, yo yo's, some big stitch X's.  I can't wait to see how she finishes this one.

My, my, this group of stitchers sure know how to keep their hands busy.  Look at all the soft colored hexi's, I'd dare to say, "better than a box of chocolates!". Well, she does travel to Hawaii twice a year for a month each time, so that's a lot of airtime to fill.

Soon to be a king sized baby quilt for a future generation in her family.  Simply so sweet, boy or girl.

Keep stitching and Happy Spring!


Mimi said...

Some nice eye candy there!

Lori said...

You always sew with some talented ladies. Great projects!

Karen said...

I joined the National group recently but do not participate with a group at the local level. Did you not have enough people interested in keeping the applique part going? It is always enjoyable getting together with quilters regardless of the projects they are working on. Whether applique, pieced, etc.