Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Just Another Day In Paradise

Back on Friday the Thirteenth, I enjoyed good luck with the Friday Quilter's at The Golden Gese Quilt Shop on 22 Liberty Street in Concord, New Hampshire.

We were celebrating the return of our favorite "snowbird", Sue, seen below. Welcome back, Sue!

Barbara was showing her "puzzle quilt" that is made from panels that create a tree when correctly assembled. What fun that tree filled with birdhouses is!

Claire was hand hemming her minky-backed dinosaurs quilt and was soon to finish it. Way to go, Claire!

There was a new-to-me lady whose name I believe was Mary, please forgive me if I'm wrong.
        -Ed. Whoops! My bad memory, her name is Nancy, I apologize for getting it wrong.

 She brought the most beautiful 1930's reproduction fabrics all done up in these lovely pineapple blocks.  Wow, these are awesome!

Jan was working on quilting up a set of pretty placemats for a gift.

Maureen, seen below pressing her Rhombus quilt, had made us a thoroughly decadent pecan pie that was made with her son's excellent New Hampshire Maple Syrup. It really changed the flavor!

Even better was the Bourbon-laced whipped cream topping for the pie. Sorry no photo of the pie, we were too busy devouring it! Thank you, Maureen, for the tasty treat!

Beverly, seen below, was making a few more of her microwavable dish protectors.

She uses a special microwavable batting inside these. So pretty and so practical!

We all had fun and when I got home, I was sick of sewing blocks into rows for a while, so I played with my favorite Sawtooth Star blocks instead.

I have so many of these leftover from the Barbara Brackman sew along last year called Stars In A Time Warp, that I want to do another big quilt of them. So far there are 44 made in the  "leftovers" pile.

The Flying Geese for the star seen above were made with the bonus HST's. Who can resist these little pinwheel blocks?

After pondering whether or not I'd choose to use more Quarter Square triangle blocks for the setting, I gave up and went outdoors to clear my head.

Miss Emma Lynne and the kitties joined me for a pleasant sunny tour of the backyard.

My favorite sight was the Alamata Crabapple in bloom. It is pretty and fragrant, too.

Hope you are enjoying what's around you.

Happy quilting!


gayle said...

I love all those gorgeous projects y'all have got going on! So much pretty gathered under one roof!
The pie sounds fabulous. I may have to go recipe hunting... 8)

Janet O. said...

With all of the fun quilting groups you visit, it does seem like you are in a quilter's paradise.
Had to enlarge your star block and drool over the pretty fabrics.
I know I can't resist little pinwheels, but then you probably already knew that! : )

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