Ahhhh….I love the ring of those two words! A nicer group of ladies you will not find anywhere!! We are still missing a few of the regulars…they will be arriving late due to birthing Grand-Babies…and Seattle Judy can’t make it at all this year…WE MISS YOU JUDY!! Correction, I really miss you, Judy!! Judy and I share a love of Civil War quilts and fabrics, all things wool, Homespuns…and STARBUCKS coffee…YES, we have a lot in common!! It’s just not the same here without you…
So let me get back on topic before I am a snivelling wreck!!…sniff, sniff…
SEW here we are at the Clubhouse with lots happening…machines are whirring…and quiet chatter here and there…lots of concentration…
Many of the Clubhouse Quilters are busy making these for Calgary Judy’s Mystery Quilt…
Lots of different colour combos and fabric choices!!
Doris is SEW organized!! It’s going to be fun to see the big Quilt Reveal when they are all finished!!
Phyllis finished this darling dragon quilt for her GREAT Grandson!!
We ALL knew that Phyllis was GREAT but now it’s official!
Even the back is pretty!
And here is Great Grandma now…
She even whipped up the little guy a dragon book…told ‘ya she was GREAT!
Gwen has a knack for teaming up fabrics. The geometric fabric was in her stash…and then she happened onto the flower fabric…Presto!! It just pops this quilt…softening up the whole quilt!!
Here is Phyllis again…starting a new project…
This time it is with lovely batiks…very colourful and bright…stay tuned!!
Christine, our newest Clubhouse member was busy with a Hen Party!! This quilt is going to be dang sweet!!
Norma is working with the nicest fabrics…red, greens and golds…my kind of colours!!
Yup…I’m like these fabrics.. A LOT!
But look at the pattern…KING SIZE!! I have a new respect for Norma!! This huge quilt is a gift for her daughter!! She must love her a whole bunch…yikes!! Did I mention that it’s KING SIZE?
Gwen is working with small prints from her stash…lovely fabrics!! She must have a wonderful ‘stash’!!
And look at the quilt she is making…it’s on the cover of The Quilter’s Bible…LOVE IT!! I will definitely be showing you more of this beauty!!
And this is what I was working on…a new pattern by Jan Patek.
I wish I could say that the pattern was great but it gets a thumbs down from me…this is the first pattern that I have ever used where the seam allowance is not included in the block size! WHY DO DESIGNERS DO THIS?? If I can screw up, then this is a sure way to do it!! Especially with all these Clubhouse distractions! It would have been SEW easy for Jan to have changed the sizes to include the seams! Also it is NOT a pattern for a new beginning quilter as she gives no directions…or very little directions! Eg. for the trees…she says ‘piece 12 trees’. Would a new quilter know what to do? Heck I called over four or five Clubhouse Quilters and after a lengthy discussion it was decided that she MUST mean to paper piece them?
If I have said it once, I have said it a million times…come on designers treat us like MORONS!! Tell us EVERYTHING…including measurements WITH the 1/4” seam allowance already added!! When you are working with kits there is no extra fabric for screw-ups…and without these measurements, screw-ups are almost a given!!
SEW having said all that…Jan does have some dang cute designs and I’m sure I can muddle through it. If you are new to quilting…you may have problems or you may need a mentor!! I hope others have told Jan this and she can tweak her new patterns. Maybe that’s why she has started to make ‘How To Videos’…
Enough said…So there’s my rant for today!! Now breath…:0)
Have a thrilling Thursday and thanks for popping by…~P