Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sew Day inspiration

It's that time again: Sew Day With the Nuts. It was a mixed bag of treats today, and I'm starting with this sizzling wall quilt that Linda J. started in a class and was finishing with borders today. At first I only saw the stars, then the tumbling blocks started popping in and out.

Carolynn worked on this beautiful crazy pieced quilt for her daughter, with special photos, trims, lace, and hand embroidery.


We spread our big work out on Linda P.'s floor. I worked on the fence rail to take to our Comfort Quilt meeting this week and Nancy brought a Christmas quilt so she could decide on borders.

I finished piecing the top and now someone else from Comfort Quilters will machine quilt it and someone else will do the binding, then it will be donated to a local cancer patient.

Nancy debated borders and we all added our opinions. So many choices ...

Linda P. (our hostess), worked on this vibrant Brazilian embroidery of a cardinal on a bead-bejeweled branch.

And here's the rest of the mixed bag of inspiration:

Linda J. and I brought quilted journal covers to show-and-tell, and Nancy brought quilted bags that she made for her cell phone and tablet (or some sort of electronic gadget).

Last but not least, here are Linda P.'s fun reversible placemats, with a colorful coffee print on one side and tea on the other. These make me want to run out and buy coffee and tea fabric! (like I need more fabric). 

Hope this inspires you for the week!

Have a colorful day

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