Monday, February 9, 2009

Another year older......

As I have been saying all along - I love Mondays (even though the UPS guy didn't show up at the store)....it was still an eventful day. Yes, it is my birthday today and I came in for lunch with the "girls"! Kathy made a wonderful meal as you can see below.....

There were also two beautiful cakes (sorry I wasn't taking pictures and we missed that one) - one made by Leanne and the other provided by Sharon. They also got together and gave me a beautiful Rooster vase with tea roses and some rooster napkins....but the piece de resistance was the card which Gail (our wonderful photographer) made and they all signed - had me teary eyed yet again!

Unfortunately I am suffering from a very bad cold which my son was kind enough to share with me (he also gave away my Nyquil last night to his sick friend and will never live it down) so I am not in very good form and was unable to stay for too long (didn't want to infect everyone either!)......

I will however share all the projects they are working on....Below is Gillian's asian half square triangles which you have seen progress over the past few weeks...she's really getting it done!
This is Leanne's "scrap" quilt and I believe it is a raffle quilt for a school. It is absolutely stunning. Wish I could remember what book it's from (they told me a couple of times now but my brain is mush - from the cold of course!)
Kathy is holding up her Saturday Sampler quilt from a few years ago which has 9 blocks done and 3 to go. I was really impressed with this one and it really comes together with her choice of sashing. We both agreed that they are not our usual colours so that makes it even more impressive.....
I would like to thank all of the "girls" for the lovely lunch and gifts and having read the card you all signed I would like you to know that you have all made a huge difference in my life as well.....I do love Mondays! (and I promise not to kill Barb.....!!!)

Now, yesterday's class! It was great - (I didn't get a full day of it because I had to attend to a"mother" issue, however, we did get something done!) Elaine showed us her scrappy blocks which she rearranged a few times on the design wall to show us how many different settings there can be with this pattern...

Libby is busy at the cutting table and Barb is working the Half-Square triangle assembly line with Thangles (boy do they come in handy for this quilt!) Of course Libby came prepared with all her strips cut while we (Barb and I) hadn't decided what fabrics to use. I gave Barb Carte Blanche (I am so dumb!) and we are doing Black, White and Lime.....okay I love it!

I was put on block assembly and got these four blocks done (which someone keeps rearranging - Elaine get away from the design wall...)

I like it this way and Libby has one block done which is absolutely awesome in Pinks and Chocolate Browns.......


Now Libby is up to three blocks - it is really going to be stunning!

We managed to finish 6 blocks (only 114 to go for the lapsize!) I think that's what Barb said - 120 blocks for a lap.......okay well this is a joint project so we may actually finish it (and you can use Strip Its! for this pattern too! I'm really obsessed with those Strip Its!)
We had a fabulous time and we ordered Pizza (I wanted to quilt not cook and with my cold I figured everyone would be safer if I stayed away from the food!)


I was so inspired I went home and did some work on Country Haven - almost ready for the update picture!

Happy Quilting!

Jo-Ann

1 comment:

Betweens said...

Oh my goodness we can just play all day with those blocks..another wonderfull addicting techinque..it was so nice that you got to enjoy the meal this time and not cook.. get better really soon not good to be sick on your BD you will have to celebrate again!! LOL
hugs