Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dixie Diva February Day Meeting

Today was our Dixie Diva February Day meeting. We met at my house this month. Quite a few of us commented on how good it felt to just "be together". There is something about this group of women that blends so comfortably. When one or two cannot attend, we miss them.
Most of us did hand work today.
Pat continues on the AMAZING applique quilt that is being hand quilted. She has a deadline of completion with in a month. Pat is a featured artist for our upcoming quilt show in April, and she wants this quilt to be part of her presentation. I'll keep you updated with pictures in the next few months.

Pat and Jan K. are close friends. Jan is also an amazing appliquer. Today she completed work on the quilt below. Takes my breath away.

I did some close up shots so you could see her detailed work.
I love the beautiful contrast of the batik flowers against the black.
Margaret shared with us a quilt she is getting ready to start. She found this fabric and thought it would work perfectly for a quilt designed by Marti Michell.
The pattern is called "Eight Cornered Spider Web Quilts" out of Marti's book Kaleidoscope ABC's. Margaret works a lot with templates, and teaches technique classes using Marti's products. I have always cut my quilts out with a rotary cutter and asked her why she loves working with templates so much. Margaret said that using templates really promotes accuracy.
Margaret and Bev.
Bev has been busy making hundreds (that feels like thousands) of half square triangles. She has been using up a lot of her scraps, and has enough triangles now to make two quilts. She said she feels like she's gotten a little carried away, but just can't stop making them.
None of us knows how that happens do we??
Today is Melissa's birthday. I made soup for our lunch and we had cake and candles. Happy Birthday Melissa!
**Just a reminder that I am offering a GIVE AWAY for a gift certificate that can be redeemed online at Superior Threads. Make sure to leave a comment telling me how many votes in your name between now and Monday the 16th! For details see my post from 2-11-09.


Sherri said...

What beautiful applique'! Your group is always working on fun projects!

Patchmaker said...

Jan's quilt is absolutely beautiful!

Material Mary said...

How fun it is to get together, and because we all like different things and have different tastes, it is so fun to see what others are making. It expands our horizons.

Browndirtcottage said...

looks like another fun AND productive day with friends!

Dawn said...

Sewing days are always happy days!! Looks like you have a happy group. The applique is stunnig!!

Nanette Merrill said...

Wow, that is applique that I'm not up to (yet). Lovely stuff. The Divas are amazing.

flora said...

see you at Ruby's!!

Phyllis said...

Oh that quilt is incredible; the colors of the hollyhocks are gorgeous. Wish I could do work that nice!