Ft. Thomas Group Session Recaps

February 2018 Session Recap

There’s nothing like meeting your yearly goal 3 months early!! I wanted to make sure we had at least 250 quilts for this year (June – May) and 39 quilts were turned in last night putting us 14 over our goal! I would say we can coast through to June now, but we won’t. These ladies are machines! What a great night!

Brenda made some stunning log cabin quilts:

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And a scrappy Irish Chain:

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Heather re-purposed a bunch of blocks she received into an adorable quilt:

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Virginia was our first person to make a quilt with our donation of sample Windham fabrics. Check out her super cute quilting too:

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Mimi dropped off a beautiful big block quilt:

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I tested my skills with my new Double Dresden ruler from Me & My Sister Designs I purchased while taking a little day trip to Maysville, KY. My husband and I were exploring and luckily saw Apron Strings Quilt Shop which is adorable and the staff are so friendly! I highly recommend a trip there, and stay for dinner at Caproni’s.

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I used fat quarters my sister sent me from Connecting Threads – super fun!20180206_192056.jpg

We also had several quilts that were different variations made with strips:

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We had some bento boxes turned in too:

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Lots of quilts using a 10″ square and 4 patches were brought in. These are such a fun way to show off those larger prints and are super fast to put together:

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Lots of quilts made with 5-6″ squares:

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I’m starting to put a dent in those quilt tops that were dropped off too. Here are some I couldn’t quite stick in any other group so far:

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That’ll do it for this month! Brenda also turned in 4 pillowcases and Mom brought delicious cookies, that disappeared…

This month’s community/challenge block is an adorable little sheep block I found via Pinterest. Amy Friend, author of the During Quiet Time blog drafted this block into a 14″ block for her Little House on the Prairie sew along. Check out her site! Great pictures or her inspirational quilts. Doesn’t hurt that there are some adorable alpacas photo-bombing too. Our sheep blocks will be due by our April meeting. Make as many as you want, in whatever colors you want. Have fun with it!

Our group also decided to try our first quilt block swap! I printed out some star blocks this time so we wouldn’t have any duplicate blocks. Whoever is joining needs to bring 9 blocks made from the pattern(s) they chose back to our June session, then we will swap blocks to make our own samplers.

Thanks again for another great session and wonderful quilts for the kids at the Ronald McDonald House! See you next month!

~ Emily

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