|Gail chose to wrap up in her new quilt for the photo|
|"Scrappy Double Tease"|
|"Trickle, Trickle" --- Lori Diehl pattern and fabrics|
|Mary A liked the quilted feathers in her new Q|
|Steph won the hotly-contested "Kansas Twister" quilt|
|Penny's new quilt is ready for July 4|
|Stars and Stripes 2013--new quilt finished and gone|
Pattern is "Honeyberries" -- the cover quilt on Evelyn Sloppy's book "40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts." It looks more complex than it is. It's fast-fast-fast. I used a pretty red/white/blue floral print from Eleanor Burns for the backing.
My giveaway to coworkers is nearly over, which means a lot of fabric has been leaving our house in the past 14 months. Totals so far:
--30 new quilts won by coworkers in drawings
--one co-worker won a set of "old" wallhangings
--5 ladies left (new job or retired) before their names were drawn for a quilt
--two co-workers remain who haven't won a quilt -- yet
I've taken advantage of UFOs and WIPs, jelly rolls and a few other precuts, to get this many quilts done this quickly. I haven't made anything very complex. I've learned to use my time wisely, and overall I have NOT been too stressed by the whole process. I set goals for myself with flexibility built in. When I'm done, I'm done. No pressure from anybody but me.
Next meeting is probably in August, and I hope to show up with a wagon full of quilts (some old, some new). High card will get first pick; low card gets a choice of remaining quilts. After that, retirement and quilting for me.