It was time! We gathered at the Soup Spoon, arrayed in varied sparkling attire, a group of five quilting friends (temporarily down by two), old and new, young and um, over 40… sharing experiences, laughter, stories, tears, drinks – and quilts. Ahh, life!
Ahh, quilts 🙂
|Jean is enjoying trying new things with each challenge 🙂|
|Shimmery blue fabric, silver thread, sparkling jewels|
|…and lustrous beaded branches|
Candy brought two quilts to the reveal. After completing the first one, she just wasn’t feeling it. It wasn’t her aesthetic… she might have even said, “It’s pretty – but is it art?!”
|Magpies are attracted to shiny things. Shimmery organza, glittering beads, reflective paper and gold flecked fabric.|
|Straight edge/serrated edge… it’s all in the details!|
With the second quilt, Candy was back in her element. Surface design, unusual materials, a little grittier vibe.
|Silver paint, stenciled through a remnant left after sequins were punched out of it.|
|Purple, gray and black metallic thread|
Brenda gets props for coming to the reveal when an MSU basketball game (that went into double overtime!) was in full swing. Hours later she and her husband were on a plane headed to the Cotton Bowl for some green and white football action. When I asked what she might like to say about her quilt, she had just one word “BEDAZZLED!”
|This Laurel Burch fabric and Brenda’s Bedazzler were a match made in heaven 🙂|
|A rainbow of crystals|
Liz knew right away that she wanted to make a star for this challenge. A bible verse provided inspiration for the idea of reflecting back the brightness of each person who looks at her quilt. She gathered fabric, glue and mirrors and got to work.
|Love the hand quilting… and btw, it’s hard to take a photo of mirrors and not be in it 🙂|
|Getting into the spirit of the quilt!|
My quilt – OY! All those tiny triangles. UFF DA! I still like the concept of the value gradation but, man oh man, there’s got to be an easier way! I feel better just moving on from this one.
|You might notice that my edging looks like one of the materials in Candy’s Magpie quilt. It is 🙂|
|Iridescent button, metallic thread, glittered fabric|
Alison also made two quilts for this challenge. I hope to feature both hers and Cath’s quilt in a future post. After all, it’s nice to show off the results of so much effort!
Moving forward, here’s to a New Year of challenges, both in quilting and life. May we all face each challenge that comes our way with resolve and grace… and the support of friends 🙂