Yesterday I went to the monthly meeting of Quilt Sitters at The Berry Patch. It's held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00. My friend Gail leads it, she shows us different blocks and ways to use them in quilts. There's always lots of eye candy from Gail and others. Yesterday it was rainy and dreary and was the beginning of Spring break here so lots of people were missing, but I'm sure everyone will be back next month.
Yesterday we saw how to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt and lots of different ways to use the blocks. The first quilt I ever made was from a pattern called "Tossed Nine Patch" from Eleanor Burns. It took me a while to realize that it was really a disappearing 9 patch made with the same center block. Here's a pic of it and another quilt that I made with the pattern after that. You will notice that all the corner squares are green in the wall hanging. I have this hanging in my living room to show me where I started from. The seams don't all match (very few do) and I had no idea what 'stitch in the ditch' meant so I quilted a quarter inch away from the ditch. On the quilt below I used a white for the corner squares.
Here's another Disappearing 9 Patch quilt I made last year. My son Bryan stole this and rumor has it he can be seen cuddled under it a lot. I made this one scrappy and is the quilt I use for my background on this blog.
Every year Quilt Sitters picks a project to work on. Last year was a Border Round Robin that looked like lots of fun, I started too late to get in on the fun, but loved seeing every ones work. This year we are making Quilts of Valor. At last count they were over 300 quilts behind their goal. Gail showed us a wonderful patriotic quilt that was actually started on September 11, 2001. The group she was with had planned to start a patriotic quilt that day. Here's a pic of her quilt.
Isn't it great? Here's my friend Julie with the block she made from last months block pattern. She made one for the Quilt of Valor and one for a Baby Quilt we are making for Project Linus.
Then came the eye candy. Here's some of the quilts our members made.
So that's what I did yesterday. What did you do?