Friday, March 9, 2012

March mtg Means Lots of Tops!

Wow, have we got lots of tops completed!!!
The ladies were phenomenal this month getting their homework done. As much as there were not that many at the last meeting, those that were, took home hearstring blocks that were started and not finished. Some were leftovers that didn't quite work with the others, some were just not finished to make a complete top and put in storage for another meeting. So,... after pulling out all the ones that were in various stages, we decided to complete them to help the HeartstringQuilt Project Challenge (Feb-Aug 2012)--thanks for the push, Mary.
Here's what tops were finished.

This one Margaret finished (since she started it). She even had a cute tan print background fabric and we'll put a red binding on it.
This one is adorable... Also, it was a surprise, from Mary Ellen. Soft gray centers, with Dick and Jane fabric border.
You can even see the print in this close-up. How Cute! We found a 'vintage' backing and will get a maroon red binding for this. I think the name may be, "Dick See Jane Quilt".
This one, Mary Ellen added more black centers and it may just get a soft yellow binding. Looks like "Easter Morning", to me.
This one is my Lime Green center with Selvedges as the strings...hence, "Lime Green Selvedges". I may add a border or two and leave it.... or may keep making more to make it 5 x 7 blocks instead of the 4x6 blocks that it is now.
This one I love.... my personal favorite! I call it "Homespun Warmth". The blocks were finished by Kathy and I finished putting the blocks together (here just laid out at the meeting) at home. So warm and cozy!! We have another set to put together too, but not anyone's homework yet.
And Janet took our breast cancer centers (pink)blocks  home and added some green and pink blocks to complete this. She wanted to make it bigger and add a border, so we picked out some soft pink (that reads solid) and a bright green (narrow inside border) to finish this. Can't wait to see it next mtg. I call this one "Cotton Candy Pink).
I really think we got so much done at this meeting.
Oh! I almost forgot.... I finished putting together the RW-CB blocks together that Kathy had brought to last month's mtg. I did different placements so they were different from each other. Here they are...
Three Diamond Storm
 Corner Posts
These two will go to wounded veterans who have come home. We will send them to Alycia in CO, who sends them where they need to go. Thanks, Alycia. (Pillowcases are coming, too).

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