Here we are in the back room of Kapaia Stitchery (we got here fast!!! Must've been that triple latte I drank on the way...whoo hoo!). We usually meet at each other's houses, but today it was convenient to meet here.
Aren't these green and black Feathered Stars amazing? Guess who made them? Herman! You've met Herman...he's my hair stylist! He's also an amazing quilter. He's making enough Feathered Stars for a king-sized quilt. That's a LOT of teeny-tiny half-square triangles. I think he said he already had twenty made--can you believe it? Look at his work...perfect. And I love his colors! I'm not really sure about this pose of his. I think I caught him in the middle of doing a Vanna White. He looks like his blocks are attacking him. Luckily, he survived. This is Paige, who is working on her Mariner's Compass. Today, she's sewing the flying geese around the compass:
Wow...beautiful, huh? My friends are talented! This is Jo, who is working on a Japanese Jigsaw quilt. This quilt is a pattern by Tracey Brookshier, who just visited our island and taught the class.
Jo is a wizard with color. Isn't her quilt top beautiful? Her piecing is beautiful, too. So precise.
Anne is having a little trouble puzzling out her Japanese Jigsaw quilt. I guess the blocks didn't want to be transported. I hope Anne's blocks won't attack her like Herman's did. Believe it or not, she got her quilt top all sewn together today. Anne gets 'em done.
We'll work on our UFO's today, but we'll also take the time to make a few of these:
Box bags! My latest "I can't stop making these" item. I thought it would be fun to infect my friends with box fever. Looks like it worked.
Jo got some of her borders on today. This quilt is stunning! I hope we can take a picture of the finished quilt at the next meeting...but no pressure, Jo.
I hope you enjoyed meeting some of my mini-group friends. Sadly, Roberta was sick, so you didn't get to see her, but maybe you'll get to meet her next time. Feel better soon, Roberta!
Update 3/17 : Clicking on any light gray words above (links) will take you to any quilt pattern info or tutorial links. I've linked to pattern info on the Japanese Jigsaw quilt and a wonderful tutorial for the box bag by Dragon[knit]fly. I've made a few mods to the box bag pattern, but her tutorial is what I started with. Enjoy!