Sunday, November 20, 2016

New Quilt Friend

I get so excited when I meet another quilter.    You already have something you love in common right off the bat so it's like running into an old friend.  I met one of these last week!  My good friend Wes (who works in the same office I do) knows that I like quilting and on a day he was meeting his sister for lunch, he had her come in to introduce us to each other and she brought a quilt with her!  What a fun surprise!!

Meet Alfie!  She's short like me!!   Here she is with her beautiful Stack and Whack quilt.  These are just phone pictures so they aren't the greatest.  But you can still see how beautiful the quilt is.

Here is a closeup of one of the blocks.


I should have taken pictures of the back (which is in the same beautiful blue as the sashing because it was quilted with a beautiful variegated thread.  I'm still learning this blogging thing.  :)

A Stack and Whack quilt is on my want-to-make-someday list.

I haven't been very good at writing posts because I really wanted to have something finished to show but then I realized a lot of the blogs I read are always showing their WIP's (works in progress)and lots of other things and I really enjoy reading about what they are up to.  So I'm going to stop being so hard on myself and just talk about whatever I feel like even if it isn't a quilt finish.  I am still working on quilting the green and purple chevron and heart quilt and also other little things in between.



One of the other little projects is a mystery quilt.  I have never done one of those.  We got our fabric recommendations, cutting instructions, and once a month new instructions about what to sew together.  So here is my progress for today.  A bunch of flying geese and some half finished square in a squares.   Hopefully I'll get those finished this week.  I'm liking how its looking!


I'm excited to see how it turns out!

Linking with:
Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts

13 comments:

  1. Janice, I love your flying geese blocks, those colors are so yummy!! Happy Turkey day.

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  2. I love the colours for your mystery. I still have to trim October's blocks and make November's. Where does the time go?????

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  3. Your mystery quilt fabrics are lovely!

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  4. The stack n whack quilt is very striking with that hot pink background! But I'm excited to see your mystery quilt because you are using my favorite colors. :) Thanks for sharing your progress on Main Crush Monday!

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  5. Your flying geese fabrics are really cheerful and lovely! The Stack N Whack quilt is really neat. Thanks for sharing pictures! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  6. A Stack and Whack is on my someday list too. Love the geese!

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  7. How fun to meet Alfie! Her quilt is gorgeous :) I'm happy to see your purple and green hearts and chevrons again. Your feathers are looking fantastic!!

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  8. Love your fabrics for the Meadow Mist Mystery. The Chevron quilt is coming along beautifully!

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  9. Oh, it's so nice to meet a quilty friend! Love your geese!

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  10. Yes indeed it's wonderful to meet quilt-y friends! I used to keep a list of those quilters I "know" online - through blogs and Instagram - and then that I got to meet in person. Then, the list grew so long that I stopped keeping a list! How fun for you to do a mystery quilt. I did one in the late 1990s. Once. I invested in the fabrics and then found that I didn't care for the quilt we made. Though it was a good experience, I won't be doing that again. However, yours is looking really great. Enjoy the experience!

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  11. Your mystery quilt geese look great Janice, and you have such a good eye for colour. I love reading what you have been up to.

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  12. Love that Stack N Whack! (May be because I am in the middle of making one too.) Your hearts and chevron quilt is really cute. I so agree with you about friends who quilt. I really enjoy my quilty friends.

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  13. I really like seeing WIPs on the blogs I read. Sometimes all of the Finishes get overwhelming. There is no way I am able to finish that many quilts. The photos of WIPs are so neat too. I like seeing how other people work. :)

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