Last night was the Nimble Thimbles Christmas Party, with a wonderful dinner.
At the end of the evening, many guild member's brought Show and Tell.
This bright, happy quilt was from a block exchange.
The pinwheels are 3-D with pockets
More 3-D effects, with the flower borders.
There were a lot of Christmas quilts that combined quilting and embroidery.
Fun fabrics that sparkled under the lights.
Snowmen were a predominant theme.
Hey, don't we live in the Phoenix area where it doesn't snow?
A nice way to showcase Christmas fabrics.
Another 3-D quilt, this time with using bows for the presents.
I've seen a lot of Christmas quilts, but I especially liked this one.
Simple and yet unique.
This pattern would also look nice in birthday fabrics.
One member brought this quilt because she wanted to share the story behind the making.
Her 72 year old father had never quilted before, but saw a picture of this Lone Star in a magazine. Being self taught, he gathered fabrics, complete with tricot backing and lime green borders. (oh my)
The center star really had some great color combinations, and we applauded his efforts for matching bias edges, especially on his first attempt to quilt.
We asked if he's made any more quilts and her answer brought laughs.
"No, this is his first AND HIS LAST!"