Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stitching with Friends

Yesterday I had a wonderful day of fun, food, stitching, laughter, sharing and inspiration with friends at Cathy's home.

We started the morning with show and tell. (lots of photos!!!)

First was Kay's stunning quilt made from mostly French General fabrics.

Kay is machine quilting this quilt herself.

A close up of another of Kay's quilts. This one she is quilting by machine and by hand.

Next was Chris's masterpiece work in progress called Insanity II.

Chris has used mostly of Kaffe Fassett fabrics in this quilt. She is creating this breath taking quilt by  English Paper Piecing and hand stitching thousands of 1/2 inch hexagons!!! There are about 8,000 hexagons already in this quilt.

Here is a closer look at the back.

...and Cathy's dog Millie doing a wonderful job of modelling! :)

Michelle brought a really cute Christmas quilt.

Lots of piecing and applique on this quilt, as well as embellishments with buttons and bows.

Millie was well behaved all day. :)

Michelle is also making Camelot.

Deborah (no blog) brought a wonderful quilt she was hand quilting during the day.

The fabric in the bottom left  in the fabric Deb used as inspiration for this quilt.

Next came Kathy (no blog) who has been quilting for only just over a year.

I love all the floral fabrics.

Kathy is also making X and O blocks.

Our hostess Cathy made this block.

You may have seen Cathy's Heart mini quilt on her blog.

This beautiful piece is much smaller than I had imagined: not much bigger than a postcard! Cathy's stitching is beautiful!

We didn't have lunch until well after 2 pm, then we started stitching.

Later in the afternoon we were joined by Bronwyn  who had been taking a class with  Emma, who joined us a little later.

It was wonderful to meet new friends and catch up with ladies I had met before. I feel very lucky that we live close enough together to be able to meet in person and share stitching time together.

Thank you Cathy for a really lovely day! :)


  1. Another Wonderful Day at Cathy's..Thanks for sharing all the Beautiful Quilts and that Hexie 1/2" OMG that girl needs a Medal...Gorgeous.
    Thanks too for putting the links up for the bloggers it's nice to see who and what they do locally..
    Glad you had a Great Day...

  2. Hi Miriam - lovely to meet you again and see your stunning diamonds quilt - hopefully we may catch up again soon!

  3. Thanks for showing these beautiful pictures.

  4. always fun to see what your all working on .
    I think its great that you get together and stitch together and have show and tell. nothing more inspiring then spending time with quilters.

  5. What wonderful quilts - I always love to see what other people make!

  6. Wow. Lots of wonderful quilts and quilting going on with you and the ladies.

    I just love the dog posing with the quilt! How cute!

  7. Wow, quite a talented group of friends. Almost all of those quilts are on my to do list. :-)

  8. Such pretty quilts. I love the variety of projects you bring together when you meet.
    Very sweet dog - a nice model!
    Thanks for sharing your fun day.

  9. You have some very talented friends! I enjoyed the show and tell :0)

  10. lovely pics and you have very talented friends! Love all the quilts and the dog :)

  11. Another lovely day at Cathy's place with some wonderful show and tell. Thanks for sharing with us, I'd have loved to have been there.

  12. Sounds like a fun day! Thanks for sharing it with us. Millie, the model! She looks so regal!

  13. pleasure to meet you miriam - hope to catch up again soon :)

  14. Wow! What a load of eye candy! I Love that first quilt -- and the one with all of the hexagons. AND those Camelot blocks -- everytingt is just beautiful!!!

  15. Ahh it was so much fun, I'm so glad you made it Miriam. Your photo's are fabulous, you got even more than I did!!! And as always whatever you are making is amazing. I can't wait to do it again sometime! Great post, thank you xo

  16. Hi Miriam, it was such a fun day! Hopefully we'll be able to do it more regularly :)

  17. Sorry I missed it and seeing you again. Chris's quilt is moving along magnificently. I was glad to have another look at that.

  18. so much wonderful show and tell! I love the red fabrics and your little house.
    The hex quilt is really special!

  19. Loved all the quilts. great talents.

  20. what a fantastic and inspiring show and tell to start your day.
    Love your Kaffe Fasset quilt, it looks amazing.