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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mystery Solved!

There were only 4 of us in Jeannette and Barb's mystery class on Saturday, but we 4 were very happy we were there. This year's pattern was quite different from others in recent years, and we all really liked it. I plan to make the pattern again, but in much more elegant fabrics next time. Mine is kind of whimsical with wonky houses and bright, kid fabrics. I love it but want to try a whole different look next time. This pattern is really adaptable for a myriad of looks and types of blocks/fabrics.

Jeannette helped Jackie get her blocks arranged.

Here are my house blocks arranged in order, but I didn't yet know what else was coming.

Kay arranged her tea cups.

Jeannette helping Janet

While we worked on the mystery, Barb made this beautiful outfit for the doll.

Jeannette showing one of Janet's quilt panels.

This is the final quilt! We'll have three separate panels. Isn't it great? The pattern came from the Free Spirit website.

Some of us hope to have ours finished in time to show them at the March meeting. Janet plans to hand quilt hers so won't have it done by then. Hers is going to be worth the wait! It's gorgeous!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Home of the Brave

I just finished nine blocks for the Home of the Brave project. For those of you who have trouble getting your blocks to measure 12.5", this might help: cut the large piece 10.5" instead of 10.25" as the pattern says. When I used 10.5" for the large piece, I had no trouble getting the block to trim to the correct size.

You probably notice that I added my Shelfari bookshelf to this blog. I wanted to add it to my other blog that is just my own quilty thoughts (giraffe dreams), but it didn't work. So here it sits. I guess it's OK to share my reading list with the guild, instead. Go ahead and peek at my books and see if they inspire you to do any reading.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


These are the winning quilts in our show's challenge. There were some really beautiful entries this year, and more than we've had in a while. Fun! Congratulations to Janet S., Beth K., and Mary B.

Here are their gorgeous quilts:
First place quilt is by Beth

2nd place is by Janet

3rd place is by Mary

These three were my favorites, and I had a hard time choosing which one to vote for! I bet I wasn't the only one who struggled. All the other quilts were great, too. Every year I'm amazed at the variety and the clever ideas.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Show!

Greetings from your friendly, neighborhood featured quilters! The show is up and it is spectacular! Go to Dakota County Historical Society and catch a glimpse of the stars (Star Gazing - our 13th annual quilt show). You can read the details about time, dates, place at our web site -- see the link to the right, on the side bar.

If you make it there, be sure to sign the guest book!