Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Woolie Tuesday

Yesterday was our Tuesday Woolie group.  We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month but last month, we were kicked out of Quiltworks in favor of some kids on spring break who had a class.  So, it had been a month since we'd gotten together and we all were happy to be back together again!

Our photographer/blogger, Anna, wasn't there because she's in the throes of moving to her beautiful new house.    Therefore, I felt it was my duty to fill you in on all the wool projects being worked on.

 Karleen brought more projects that she's been working on while recovering from shoulder surgery.   Looks like great therapy to me.




And, once again, Sandy had us all drooling over her finished gems.   This is her Comfort and Joy quilt that she quilted herself.   It's to die for!


This is her backing.   She realized that she's been "collecting" Kathy Schmitz panels for quite awhile and got to wondering what she was ever going to do with them.  Well, voila....the back is darn cute!


She made this little cutie from the Civil War Sewing Circle book by Kathleen Tracy.  I think the pink alternate blocks are wonderful.

And this one is a little kit she picked up at a shop on her way to Mt Rushmore last fall.  We were discussing the difference between the Churn Dash block and the Monkey Wrench block.  Anyone know the difference?


Mari just finished her snowmen quilt.   She said she's been collecting snowmen pattern ideas forever and finally put them into a quilt.


A few closeups...





Mary R was stitching on her Block of the Week 2011 from Primitive Gatherings.  It's going to be fabulous when she's finished.


Our newest Woolie, Colleen, was working on some Sue Spargo blocks.  She was snowbirding down south and said "everyone is working on wool".  Can I hear a WOO HOO?    More addicts to join me!


Nancy was working on this cute one.   I love how the scissor handles match the green in the project.  I wonder if she has scissors to match all her wool pieces.   Hmmm, not a bad idea.  


So that's it for another installment of the Woolie Mammoths meeting.  We always have such a great time.  Lots of "cleansing" laughter!

Hugs, Anne

24 comments:

Lady Locust said...

Those blue birds are great - all of the quilts are just yummy.
Smiles,
JoeyLea
http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/

paulette said...

What a lovely collection of wonderful projects!! Well done ladies!
P

Quilt Hollow said...

It's all so pretty...I spy a few pieces that would be perfect here in my hollow!!!

Karen said...

Great projects from the group - thanks for the eye candy this morning.

Me and My Stitches said...

So many great projects! Thanks for sharing!

ScarecrowCabin said...

Never thought of using panels for the backing. Great idea, Thanks for sharing.
~Kelly~

Yvette said...

What a wonderful group of projects. Thanks for sharing, I am sure Anna is proud.

Marisa said...

Precioso todo .PAZ Y AMOR

Lori said...

I will get three one of these days!! What gorgeous projects!

Karen said...

The snowman quilt is adorable. So many whimsical looking snowmen adorning it.

Anna said...

Oh it looks like so much fun and everyone is finishing projects and starting new ones! I had better keep working so I can start stitching again!

Jacqueline said...

Love the eye candy.. Thanks for sharing.

WoolenSails said...

So many beautiful quilts, would love to have a group of ladies like this, in my area.

Debbie

Florida Farm Girl said...

Our program at guild tomorrow is supposed to be on wool, I believe. Since I "collected" a supply last year in Vermont, its time to break it out. That Comfort and Joy quilt is to die for. Pass my Congrats along, please.

Colleen said...

wwoooolllllll. My favorite! Love everyone's beautiful projects!

Candace said...

You're a great photography stand in for Anna! So many wonderful projects and what a great idea to use panels for backing!
Cheers!

Cathy said...

It's hard not to keep repeating the same thing week after week but I am in awe of all the talent in your group. I am just now getting interested in working with wool. Thanks for all the inspiration. Hugs

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Thanks Anne for the pictures, would have loved to seen those quilts in person. Wow, Sandy hand quilted hers and it done, I better get some energy meds she is amazing!!

MamaT said...

All beautiful! I recently took a Sue Spargo workshop and am starting to get interested in working with wool. Thanks for the pictures!

Crispy said...

Such beautiful work being done by your group. Thank you for the morning eye candy :0)

Crispy

Sandy said...

Okay, I looked through all the comments and no answer about the Churn Dash and Monkey Wrench patterns. What is the difference??

Jamit said...

Churn dash and Monkey Wrench are nothing alike. If anything Monkey Wrench is more like Snail Trail. I don't know of any other block to compare with Churn dash.

Kathy said...

The Churn Day that I think of is a 9-patch type block with each part of the 9 patch equal. For instance, a 12" finished 9 patch would be made up of 1 4x4 center square, 4 half square triangle corners that measure 4" and 4 rectangle square units that measure 4". Monkey Wrench is made up of the same components for a 12" block, but with the center square measuring 6x6", the corner triangle squares would measure 3x3 and the rectangle units would measure 3x6". I hope this makes sense.......












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