Friday, December 9, 2011

My Square in a Square

In October, my bee, Sew Bee It, hired a teacher to show us the Square in a Square technique. Janet designed this quilt to enable her students to learn as much as possible about SnS. I'm am really happy with the resulting quilt!

Joan's Silk Berkeley Square

The fabric kit for this beauty is sold by Blue Underground. It is challenging because of the ravel-prone dupioni silk. But Joan aced it - isn't it gorgeous?

Michelle's Blue 9 Patch

Michelle's elderly mother started this a llllloooonnngggg time ago. Michelle finally finished it up for her. It is quilted with the Popcorn pantograph.

Barbara's Quilts

This piecing pattern is called "Zipper" for obvious reasons. It is quilted with Daisy Swirl.

This one is quilted with Jody Beamish's Water World pantograph.

Mary's Asian Panel

We chose this simple water pantograph for this graceful panel.

Sandy's Lucky Stars

Sandy made this for her daughter. The huge assortments of batiks is enviable. Aren't the quilted peace signs cute?

Sue's Crazy Quilt

Maybe I should have called this "Sue's Exuberant Quilt". It just makes me smile. And I'm jealous of the grandchild who will be receiving it for Christmas!

Diana's Baseball Quilt

Isn't this a great pattern and colors for a boy quilt? I love the "plaid". Diana made this for her oldest grandson.

It is quilted with a baseball pantograph in glow-in-the-dark thread. I am told that this facilitates good bed making habits (since it absorbs the most light during the day if it is flat).

Abby's I Spy

Abby made this I Spy quilt for a colleague. The way the blue setting strips are used makes it look more visually interesting than a straight set.

Helen's McKenna Ryan Quilt

Helen made this beauty for her son. I stitched around all of the fused motifs and did minimal quilting in the background. Pine branches are in the border.

Lynn's WoodPile Quilt

Lynn got most of these blocks in a bee exchange. They are as versatile as log cabin blocks, but made differently. She made this quilt for a lucky nephew who loves music.

Cathy's Reversible T-shirt Quilt

This quilt weighs a ton and is full of memories for its lucky recipient. Cathy has had a LOT of experience making these quilts and does an exceptional job!

11 Quilts of Valor

The Ladies of the Manor Quilting Bee in Winter Haven, Florida made these beautiful quilts for wounded service men and women.

Connie's Roman Stripes

Connie used the Roman Stripes pattern and selvages to make this fun quilt!

Bonnie's Quilt

This quilt was made from a fun fabric collection. It is quilted with a "bubbles" pantograph.

Beth's Baby Quilts

Beth made these sweet little quilts for new little people in her life. They are quilted with a simple star pantograph.