Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nik and Steve's Wedding Quilts

 Above are the favors (Honey Bears) we gave our guests at the wedding.  Below are photos of the 3 quilts that my bees helped to make.  Sorry that the quilts aren't posed better.
 The pinwheel quilt was made by the Material Girls.
 This crazy quilt is called Nuts and Bolts and was made by the MCQuilters. 
This is a log cabin variation made by The Sew Graceful Five. 

Ardith's Cross Stitch Quilts

 Ardith will be celebrating her 90th birthday this Memorial Day weekend.  And she is still able to make these wonderful quilts for her great-grandchildren! 

JoAnn's What Goes Up Quilt

 JoAnn made this for a niece's wedding.  The block is so simple - but what an impact the colors create! 

Susan's Sports Quilt

Susan made this for a nephew.  It has lime green minkee on the back! 

Jill's Quilts

 Both of there quilts were so bright and fun to quilt!

My Bargello Wall Hanging

Usually I have no idea how long a quilt project takes.  But since I made this one at a retreat, I know that it took 3 days of sewing from 8am-10pm.  It took another day and a half to quilt, bind and hang. 

Diana's Necktie Quilt Adventure

My sister-in-law Diana made a memory quilt for a friend.  Her father loved outrageous neckties! 
 She documented some of the steps from washing the ties, to fusing, and construction.
 She did the majority of the work at Camp Stitchee Gume with her loving family cheering her on. 

 Ta-Da!  Her friend was thrilled.  What a wonderful gift! 

Kathy's Baby Quilt #1

My sister Kathy's first grand baby is on the way.  He will have many quilts! 

Mom's One Block Wonder

 Mom made this pretty One Block Wonder.  The original fabric is in the border. 

Lari's Quilts

My cousin, Lari, decided to make quilts for her grandsons.  Here's the first batch:

Karen's Quilts

 My sister, Karen, is at it again.  Now her son's friends are starting to get married!  Notice the clever way she did the border on the Boxes and Stripes quilt. 
 And this is another beautiful quilt made with cool, calm neutrals. 

Barbara's Whirling Dervish

 What a fun way to use up your scraps! 

Connie's Irish Chain

Connie made this elegant quilt as a sample for the class she's teaching at Pieceful Hearts in Lisle.