Saturday, February 20, 2010

Windy City Part II - The Burbs

So, after 2 fun filled days and nights in the city, I headed out the suburbs of Chicago (western suburbs) to visit with quilt friends.

We had a little show and tell at my hostess, Mary Bs' house. Here is Mary Pats wonderful repro of an antique quilt. I just LOVE it!
Great job Mary Pat. I believe she intends to hand quilt this.

I went to my old weekly quilting group and look who I met? Wendy and Jan of blogland - so fun! These two women are not only incredibly talented, but fun and friendly. My old group is so lucky to have these ladies in the group. I'm trying not to feel sorry for myself that I'm not there on a regular basis to enjoy their company.

Gosh, we look like we planned this photo, I guess birds of a feather....

This quilt was made by Sheila - the end all be all Brown and Pink quilt, I think. Wonderful! I love this simple "cracker" or signature block for it's simplicity. The variety of fabrics is great in this happy quilt.

Now, a funny thing happens when I "go a visiting". I forget to take photos because I'm so busy gabbing and laughing and catching up. So many of quilt friends brought show and tell and I didn't get the photos. I really did appreciate that they all came out on a terribly snowy day. It was wonderful to see them all.

Here are 2 spiderweb quilts that were the result of a recent strip swap. They are Mary Pat's and Sheila's respectively. This is a fun group project to do because they all turn out so differently depending on the setting and border choices. They're great, I think.

Sheila brought this little liberated house quilt that I made her last year for her Birthday. I used real 30's feed sacks and also reproductions. I wanted it to be funny and cheerful (since it was January) and I think it actually looks like a Color Blindness Test. I named it "come over and play".
I used this USA State fabric on the back.

I'll share more quilt photos is a few days -
back to puppy duty and Olympic Curling - Go Everyone!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the wonderful eye candy.


PatchworkRose said...

Your Backdrop quilt for your blog looks fantastic! Love all the other quilts too, Looks like you had lots of fun with friends :-)
Like it should be

Crispy said...

Great quilts!! I know what you mean about forgetting to take pictures, laughing and talking is so much more fun LOL.


Lori said...

Ah, it looks like you girls were so happy to be hanging out again. The quilts are great and the little house is adorable!!

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow! I love these quilts. It makes me want to start a new quilt right this munite. Just beautiful.

Mary said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love your quilts hanging in the background of your picture. The spiderweb looks like a great swap. I can see why you want to get back to the midwest to quilt with these girls. Where's my Coco pic?

Sue-Anne said...

Thanks for sharing all those quilt photos. You have some very talented friends and sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Browndirtcottage said...

Oh thank you for the wonderful quilty parade...I'm like Karen...I'm going RIGHT now and sew something!!!..HA! Actually...I have been making my very first Gwen 'spikes' today!

Jacqui said...

Thanks for sharing your visit with your friends. You certainly looked like all were enjoying a super visit. The quilts as always are wonderful to see. Always a great inspiration!

Diane said...

Great show and tell and a marvelous photo of you with your new Piecemaker friends!