Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Harvest

Who doesn't love the arrival of fall? Mother Nature wows and inspires us with her colors while the cold weather encourages us to stay inside, snuggle around our sewing machines, and finish those UFOs. We surround ourselves with the bounty of the harvest and perhaps indulge in an apple cider or other autumnal treat.

What's not to love?

Every season brings its inspiration and delight, as does every monthly meeting of the SCMQG.  We revel in the cornucopia of ideas, inspiration, and color that our creative endeavors bring. So, grab a mug, sit back and enjoy a visual treat of our October harvest. 

Gail introduces our next block-of-the-month. It involves playing colors against colors and manipulating blocks to gain different results. Thinking outside of the box and our creative boundaries is the name of this game. Gail models different manipulations of a nine block.  Give it a try by looking here. 

Gail presents her Chickens in Tutus to our group. 

Michelle shares a quilt from Victoria Findlay Wolfe's Quilt Alliance Workshop.

  She has also been creating bags out of paintings transferred to fabric. Michelle's friend painted them. 

Michelle sews up another top.

Brenda displays the results of  a Pure Improv Class with Denyse Schmidt.
What an inspiring way to spend a birthday!

Veronica ventures into free motion quilting.

She has been busy constructing a Kaffe quilt for her sister.

She also exhibits a colorful quilt made from Kaffe/Mably Fabrics

Barbara makes ends meet in these blocks. 

She also shares a special quilt for a granddaughter's friend.

Here's the front. Who doesn't love a log cabin?

Suzanne makes baby quilts for her friend's grandkids. 

Some lucky boy will get to snuggle this quilt.

Baskets and cute little people populate this snuggly goodness.

Look at the pretty baskets on the front!

Sweet nine blocks cover the back and the front of this lovely. 

Spider web much is that doggie in the window?

This is where all good things come to an end...for now anyway. Looking forward to seeing everyone and their creations on November 12th! We will be voting on a new board, and sewing up baby blankets for those who have time after the meeting at Christie's Quilting Boutique.