Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Inspiration

Yesterday was the monthly gathering of my guild's Dear Jane group, and wow, this is what we were treated to when one of the members walked in with a folded quilt top in her hands.

Angie (second from left in the photo)will most likely be the first Dear Jane goddess of our group -- as you can tell from these pictures, she has all 169 of the center blocks sewn together.

These pictures do not do the quilt justice. It is stunning in person...I can't wait until she adds the outer triangles and finishes it with hand quilting.
This is why I continue to attend gatherings like this...the energy and passion of my fellow quilters is contagious. And everyone in the group is willing to share tips, ideas, frustrations, etc. I often hear of groups like this being called "stitch and bitch" sessions, but I would definitely never, ever label them that way. At least not with the quilters I know.

After seeing the progress Angie has made on her quilt, I am determined to keep going with mine...it's going a bit slowly because I'm working on a block that has some applique on it...maybe I'll quickly work on a paper-pieced block instead...stay tuned...

10 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

wow!!

K said...

it is wonderful - I will be so happy when I start to quilt mine -- soon maybe within 2 months I will be starting. I just have to finish this other quilt on the frame first.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Tropical Screamer said...

What a beautiful top.

Thank you for sharing the picture. Your Guild must be so much fun.

Darilyn

Melissa Wertz said...

That quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for posting photos so that we can all enjoy it. Look forward to seeing the photos of your top soon!

Des said...

That is so completely amazing! Yes, I agree, getting together with other quilters with like passions is so inspiring. I'll cheer you on!!

Jean said...

This quilt is so pretty. I agree, getting together with friends is so inspiring. I have a small group of friends that get together to quilt, chat and sometimes take road trips (to quilt shops!) together.

Jean said...

Anya
Just went to look at your Dear Jane blocks, you have done a wonderful job on them.

Karen said...

Beautiful!

Barb said...

Anya that is so inspiring to see the DJ quilt top! Your DJs are also VERY PRETTY with the Batiks and will be a beautiful quilt! I love looking at your blocks, keep them coming! We will be looking at your completed top with admiration and inspiration soon!

Stay safe with all of the ice that is out there, we have NO SCHOOL today because of the ice!

Betweens said...

Anja..what a great blog!! I love the DJ I am starting my first blocks tomorrow and will be getting 10 blocks a month from http://www.stitchnheaven.com. I do hope mine turns out as lovely as this one!!