At the meeting, Jill and I traded mug rugs (she was unable to trade a few months ago but wanted to participate) so she got a granny square one, and I LOVE my new hexie flower mug rug. She used a rainbow variegated thread on the edges and it really is so pretty. It is so funny, I have wanted to make mug rugs for forever, and now that I did and traded with several people I now have four different ones!
|Lora with her thread catcher, Nancy with her pincushion, Me with my pillow, Tracy (Kirstin's mom, lol) with her pincushion, Becca with her pillow, Christi with her wallet and Jen with a quilt!|
So many shades of emerald. Way to represent girls!
|These are the pincushions we received in the trade (not the ones we made). Nancy, BJ, Christi, me, Barb, Bonnie--she got mine, Ann Becca, Lora and Tracy (Kirstin's mom, lol!).|
Our program yesterday was learning Paper Piecing. My friend Allisa (who also just replaced our treasurer) taught the workshop. She did a great job and spent time with each of us individually (some of us more than others, lol it was my first time really!) helping us catch on.I have done this at least once before but I remember giving up because I kept putting the fabric on backwards. We had six new people at our meeting and I was lucky enough to be sitting across from Sarah (one of them) and she had the seam ripper that I forgot and spent some of her time helping me (as did Jacki behind me!) until it finally started to make sense! Sarah is also a Bonnie Hunter fan--I knew I liked that girl the minute she said hi! She and I kept repeating a phrase about lining the seam allowance up where you want the fabric to go--which I now can't recall, but it helped alot! You can see from the picture that I caught on and was tickled to death. However, I didn't have a color coding of the bottle and it wasn't until I was COMPLETELY finished that I realized I was supposed to have white on the triangle parts at the top of the bottle. I do believe I will rip it apart and fix it later on but Alissa (and Sarah and Jacki) taught me well because I came home and did more!
Bonnie's newest Quiltmaker block is Wild and Goosey and I figured I would just do one tiny corner of the block (it takes awhile!) but I couldn't stop there...