Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cherry Hill Village Quilt Night and the Secret Ocean Quilt

Last night I had quilting again.  This time it was with the Cherry Hill Village Quilters (CHVQ).  We meet in the CHV Theatre.  It is a huge room and they set up tables for us and provide coffee too.  Last night some big band (think Tommy Dorsey, or if you are too young for that Big Bad Voo-Doo Daddy).  That was awesome!  My dad (now 82) still plays in a Big Band (General Assembly).  He plays the baritone sax.  So needless to say, I have grown up with Big Band music!  I love it and strangely enough so does DD2.  

Many of the same people from the CL group are also a part of the CHVQ group (and , yes, I am in charge of that group too!)  The CHVQ group does not need me as a leader so I get to do some actual sewing, shocking, huh?  Well, I am always on the look out for good group projects for the CL group and I had found the Chubby Chicks pattern (it is kind of a bad photo of the pattern but...)  So I had mentioned to the CL's on Tues about this one and asked if anyone had any lime green fabric we could use.  Ruth-Ann (who tells me I am not posting nearly frequently enough, btw) came through, BIG time!  Here is her stash of lime green and she donated it all to us to use, isn't that fab??  It should be a cute quilt when finished.  The CL's (some of them) don't like to applique, in fact they call it the "A" word, lol!  so this has both applique and piecing. 
Here is what I was working on last night.  My Fresh Squeezed blocks.  Yes, they are still not finished yet, but they are now 21 blocks closer to finished!
This is the Secret Ocean quilt that I can show you but can't tell you who it is for!  The CL's all worked on this as a group project.  Isn't it beautiful?  I love blue and greens together anyway but this one is just exceptional.  The photo truly does not do it justice.

Here is a close up of the quilting.  LTW did Water World on in with varigated blue thread.
It's a stunner!
Tonight I have someone coming to give me an estimate on new carpet for the stairway and upstairs hall and DS's room.  I hope it is affordable, we really need new carpet in those areas.
Have a wonderful day!!


The Calico Cat said...

Love the lady of the lake quilt - too bad I dislike HST's...

I have that chicky pattern...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Water world! I've used it, too; it's GREAT! The fresh squeezed beauty will be a stunner. Well done, you!

Faith said...

ohhh I love those lime greens so yummy and wow what a gorgeous quilt, great to hear about your group I wish I was there.

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