I have the very BEST bee friends. They went up to Bedford, Pennsylvania, to take a class with Bonnie Hunter, a while back. In a local quilt shop there, they spied an antique quilt on the wall. They all fell in love with it. A very simple quilt made up of all half-square triangles, all going in the same direction. It was faded a bit - full of soft colored tiny prints and a light muslin background.
They all have a big stash of soft thirties prints... but I don't. I had just a few thirties scraps leftover from making four featherweight sewing machine covers and mats, two years ago, for bee Christmas gifts.
But these dear friends shared their thirties stash with me. We all took what thirties prints we had, and cut them into 3 1/2" squares, enough to share with all four of us. We all bought Kona snow solid for the background.
The sewing, pressing and trimming took awhile. I sewed mine at our guild retreat, then I quilted it later on my HQ 16 sit down machine.
I really love this quilt!! It's so simple, but just beautiful!! And I always think of my generous friends who shared their fabric with me!!
Our local Haymarket Quilters Unlimited guild had a mystery quilt for the second time last year.
The designer, the amazing and talented Doreen Johnson, created another wonderful design for us!!
I used a layer cake and some yardage, and I really love how it turned out!!
I worked on assembling all the parts at our spring retreat, then quilted it on my HQ 16 sit down machine when I got home. We have a new mystery quilt for this guild year, which we just started on! Doreen's designs are so wonderful, I'm sure this one will be, too!!
We've had the most rainfall ever in the last few months. Our temps aren't truly fall like yet, but we are slowly heading in the right direction! No colored leaves yet, either. But I still put away my September school related decor today and pulled out all my favorite Halloween things!! Have you decorated for fall yet??