Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Guild meeting, some blocks...and more

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great night. I went to my local guild meeting tonight. I invited my sister to come. It was so nice to have her come with me. She has always been a big supporter of my quilting. We had a great time and she loved it. I made my two blocks for my guild swaps. I really like the bright block I made, I am not so fond of the country block. I did not like the instructions given for this block. I was very careful with my seams and my block was off by quite a bit. I even checked my needle position to see if it was off. But everything was in order, my seams measured 1/4 inch. So, I ended up taking some seams out and cutting bigger pieces. I will not be making that block again.

We had a guest speaker at the meeting. Her name is Joyce McConnell. She teaches how to make Bargello quilts. She brought so many wonderful quilts. Some were just unbelievably gorgeous. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures of those. But I did get pictures of a few of her quilts. Here they are:

I also took a picture of this guild quilt. It's a Terry Atkinson pattern. The guild members all made blocks for this quilt in 2008/2009. It was just completed by one of the guild members. It is so beautiful. I love it. I'm going to have to make one like this. Another one to add to my list of quilts to make. I just love star patterns. They are my favorite.
And finally, I received a wonderful gift from Michelle aka Dresden Quilter. She surprised me with a little beaded scissor fob. It even has a little friendship star block at the end. Isn't it adorable? She bought it at the Lancaster Show for me. It is a birthday gift. I am so happy. And look at the sweet card! What a great friend she is!!! She was even thinking about me when she was at the quilt show. I was really touched by it. Thanks Michelle. You are the best!!!

Well, I had a really great day. It started a bit rough since I didn't feel good, then the hot water tank broke. But it ended so wonderfully, that I'm now going to bed with a big smile on my face.




a good yarn said...

That's a shame the country block caused you so much grief. At least the bright one cheerd you up! The star quilt is stunning. Lovely gifts from a thoughtful friend. Glad they made your day. Ann :-)

Barb said...

I love all the quilts you showed...your blocks were wonderful too...

retdairyqueen said...

It is good to go to bed smiling

Cris A said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who has trouble lining some blocks when I knoa all my measurments are right! It's so frustrating isn't it! The quilt pics are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!


I often have blocks come out a different size that the pattern--yet everything is cut and sewed correctly--so I wonder "who" has really "goofed" here--me or the author!!!
Glad to know that your day did end well--that is what really counts--that and blog friends!!!
Hugs, Di

Dresden Quilter said...

You're welcome! You are hard to forget. I had problems too when I made the country block.