Monday, December 3, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Birthdays come once a year, if you are lucky! For our expatchers quilt group, we celebrate on a quarterly system now. It was Fall birthday celebration party. Judy M played hostess with the mostest and Annette provided this delicious chocolate cake.
We were celebrating Linda Y's and mine.  Linda gave me the honor of blowing out the candles, but we both made our wish.

Just four at the table, from left to right:  Annette, Sandy, Karen and Judy C.  The rest of the gals were in the kitchen:  Judy M, Camilla, Linda, Debby and myself.  Gifts are given in the form of our choice of fat quarter.  I chose purple!  I know hard to believe, but I received some wonderful purple fabrics.

Sandy, right, (hardly recognized her with her new haircut and color) showed the quilt top her sisters had made.

Now Sandy has the honor of adding the finishing touches with her quilting skills.  She also added the prairie points along one border.  This quilt will be a gift for their mother.

Judy M was finishing up the binding on this plaid quilt as a commission.  Pleasing colors!

There is the feel of the holidays in Judy's studio--isn't this one remarkable?!!

"Joy To the World" !  I have this pattern and some day--some day, I'll get it made.
And Mr Snowman is happy to be keeping 'cool' on the refrigerator door.
Happy reindeer is enjoying his outing!
This is the back!!  Yes, the back of quilt--all quilts should look this good on the back.

and there was talk about grandkid gifts--a snuggly flannel blankie for Judy M's granddaughter.

Snowmen reign!

And for the grandson, this smashing flannel plaid log cabin or courthouse steps top to wrap around his little body.

Now, came the discussion about plaids and to match or not to match.  Get Over It! 
 
Annette was working on English paper piecing.  This is a great take along project.

Annette had received this colors for her birthday fat quarter selection--great choice!

Not late!  Just early for next Halloween on this colorful panel quilt that Camilla was working on.

The back was fun fabric as well.

Debby had this fabric panel for her adopted son's baby--she wanted suggestion on how to finish the borders.  We can dish out good advice and suggestions along with delicious food! 

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