Monday, November 23, 2009

Of Quilted Throws and Leather Chairs

Two weeks ago I was able to attend a retreat with gals from one of my favorite quilting groups, lovingly called (by me!) DayQuilters.  It's a short couple of days but we have fun and get a lot of sewing done.  I worked on one of my UFOs made from the Habitat pattern by Fourth & Sixth Designs.  It was already pieced and basted so it was exciting to be able to quilt it and put the binding on it.  As I was working on it I kept telling everyone how great it was going to look on the "olive green leather chair in my husband's office."  Oh boy was it ever going to look good on that "olive green leather chair!" is a picture of it on said chair.  Uh, huh, I know..........I have already taken some teasing about it.  (It still looks good though.......)
I'm not entirely crazy though.  We really do have an olive green leather chair.  It just isn't in my husband's office.  It's in the great room and it already has a quilt on it! 

I want to introduce you to some of my DayQuilters friends.  Ree is our bag lady.  She makes the cutest purses and bags for friends and relatives.  These are two that she completed at our retreat. 

Then we have Barb who loves to cut strips from her stash and organize them into drawers and have them all ready to go whenever she wants to use them.  This retreat she put together an entire throw sized quilt for a neighbor and got a good start on a king sized quilt as well.  Both were Yellow Brick Road quilts from these gorgeous blues and greens!

Jan, who I am sad to say now only has one UFO to her name, (don't hate her) completed this 4-Patch Stacked Posie.......

........and Joan used up some of her collection of dotted fabrics on this quilt that was really out of her comfort zone.  It sure is cute.

Katy made a really fun quilt from OSU fabric for her grandson for Christmas and machine quilted it.

Darlene, who didn't want her picture taken, put together this gorgeous Topsy Turvey Nine-Patch.

And Rita, who REALLY didn't want her picture taken (Can you tell??) made this custom baby quilt for her newest grand-daughter.  It's based on a Harley Davidson design, and was a special request from her daughter. It still has the blue quilting marks on it, but I couldn't wait for it to be washed.  I really had to share it with you now.  

We have some really talented ladies in our group. We had a good show and tell this past week at my house (and those silly women forgot that they had already teased me about the olive green leather chair!)


  1. Cute quilts. Lovely post. Sounds like you had a great sew-cial. Thanks for sharing insights.


  2. Great quilts with a great bunch of gals. I miss you and Jan and can't wait to see the two of you again. Hopefully by then, Jan will have another UFO or two so we won't hate her so much. :D

  3. Looks like you had a great time and you all made some great quilts. Love Darlene's picture.