Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top of the Class!

I have had the pleasure of sewing with some fantastic women the past several weeks.  I truly feel fortunate to be able to share a passion for quilting with so many folks...whether a beginner or an 'old pro' is just plain fun!

I want to share with you a few pictures from our Anna Maria Horner's Feather Bed Quilt session...

Jen made a quilt for a baby girl quilt using colors that match her nursery.  A white background and lovely pinks, blue, green and grey! 

she is hand quilting with perle cotton {be still my heart!}
It is lovely Jen!

Debbie accepted the challenge and decided Feather Bed would be her first quilt!  I knew she could do it!  Debbie's attention to detail is second to none.

Debbie used Essex cotton/linen blend as her background...she is also hand quilting.  And I am not sure if you can tell, but her quilting lines echo the shape of the feathers!  Amazing!

Debbie is a doll!

Allison did double duty, making two quilts at the same time!  It makes me tired just thinking about it! 
Her quilts are for two very special people in her life...

One orange and one purple. Sorry...the lighting is bad....I wish you could see these in person because they are fantastic! She added a 'special' block using the same background color with a patterned fabric.

how sweet to give a quilt to someone you love :)

And, finally, Jacquie's gigantic quilt began as this....

and became this...

It is awesome! A King size quilt fully pieced, quilted and bound! She owns and runs her own business and raises two young!  Way to go, Jacquie!


The quilt in action!

Thank you!  It was wonderful sewing with all of you....I am one lucky girl :)
happy tuesday!


  1. Lovely quilts as always.
    I love Debbies little face popping up behind her quilt x

  2. Gorgeous examples of what people with myriad talent an do when they get together and create!
    Congrats to Debbie on a first quilt--it's a stunner!

  3. What fun to see all the Feather quilts! Makes me want to start one straight away! I love Jen's with its one pretty butterfly feather amongst all the striped ones! Lovely!

  4. Yep! Some very talented ladies there! :) x

  5. Very fun! That's a great pattern. I've only made two blocks for a swap. Hats off to the newbie for a great job!

  6. These are wonderful and as you say, great fun to hang out with others!

  7. Apparently my husband doesn't think taking more quilting classes is a good enough reason to move back, but I wish I could!!! Now that I don't feel that I'm drowning in the world of new baby, I am finally starting a couple of gift baby quilts! So excited to sew again, though I'm a bit nervous I'm never going to get that walking foot attached the right way :p

  8. I love these feather quilts!! I'm practicing my hand quilting! So happy to see others doing it.

  9. I hadn't seen this pattern before. Beautiful! You've got lots of talented friends there. What fun.

  10. Sheetal, we need to do a quilt along together! I bet that baby is the sweetest ever! Miss you...if you happen to be this way, please, stop by the shop :)

  11. They are all there a pattern? Just inspiring!

  12. I love them all, it must be such a fun class with all those fabulous stitchers. The best part is seeing all the variations!

  13. I'm jealous!! I would have loved to be in your class!!! They look great!! Now I've got the itch to take a class with you again mary!!!

  14. I've love those feather blocks. What a treat to see them in all those different colour combinations and variations in the pattern. I bet your classes are so much fun!

  15. How fantastic...I have a couple of blocks have spurred me on to do more:)

  16. I've done 6 feather blocks now but all for Lucy in my bees!

    Love these quilts - clever students and brilliant teacher!