Thursday, December 9, 2010

FINALLY!!!


I can finally show everyone this quilt I've been working on for 6 months! My quilting group "Calendar Girls" selects a block and color-way every December, we make 16 blocks, exchange them in June and 'reveal' our respective quilts in December (yesterday, actually). Since I know some of my quilting buddies read this blog, I had to keep this under wraps because it's a very hush-hush thing every year.

So this is my quilt! We were to make any basket block we wanted in red and white. I came up with about 15 additional blocks because I really wanted a mish-mash of sizes and shapes. This is the 10th year we've been together so I commemorated this fact in the top with paper-pieced lettering.

So what did the others Calendar Girls make? Oh MAN! Every quilt was outstanding! I was surprised that only 5 people chose to add other colors to their quilts. One tea-dyed hers, one added butter yellow stars, one appliqued pink-ish red flowers with green leaves and 2 others added all the colors of the rainbow! The rest were pretty much true to red and white and they were all FANTASTIC!! I'm so lucky to be part of such a tight group, all of whom have become really great friends!

7 comments:

Chris said...

Stunning!! I love the color and the blocks.

Carol B in NH said...

Fabulous quilt! Wish we could see the others too.

Sally Hamilton said...

Truly spectacular!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow, that is amazing! Congratulations on your great finish. I love how you put the words right on the quilt too. Cheers! Evelyn

Barb in Mi said...

Beuatiful! And you have been doing this for 10 years, wow! Wish I could peek at the other quilts. It always amazes me how different similar ' quilt starts' can look.

Rabid Quilter said...

Want to see more of these quilts? Go to my other blog:

DianeSteeleQuilts.blogspot.com

ANudge said...

Oh, I love it. Red is one of my favorite colors, and you got to see 10 of these?! Heaven.

You did a beautiful job.