Thursday, April 17, 2014

More Sew and Sew News

There was so much going on at the Sew and Sews this week that I just had to share some more great items. I have said it before and I will say it again. what a great group of women. I am downright privileged to be in their company. And you know we had the little looms going here and there as well. And of course next week will be more amazing projects. Tomorrow I have something in miniature to share. I have the passion for the mini's but I am slow to start. Lots of big ones to keep me busy for a long time to come!  
Marilyn also brought in this scrappy little quilt from the late 1970's or early '80's. Notice the colors. Different greens are also different values, the reds too. But just look at how amazing it is. In addition, these are all half square triangles with a square in the center. Love it! And check out the placement of the sashing half squares. With the white background this quilt looks modern and like it was made last week, doesn't it?
A closer look shows just how well the colors work together. One of our occasional members started her long-arm business about this time and Marilyn believes this is the first quilt she worked on.
nice meandering loops
Another quilt from this era mixes 9 patch and snowball blocks. The colors are graduated from top left to bottom right, dark to light.
And of course, Mary Jane, is our official rescuer. These little blocks were part of a set of blocks someone started and never finished. She has resurrected blocks like this in the past, can't wait to see what she does with these!
The 'Angel' of wools, Merino Roving. Jenny picked this up at the Knit and Crochet Festival a month or so ago and is doing a really fantastic job spinning the wool to yarn. This wool is so well prepared that it looks like it spins effortlessly. The spinning spindle is like magic.*Jenny Doan is peeking out from under the roving. She seems to be impressed as well!
Just look at this beautiful yarn. I am so impressed!
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Getting ready for the Easter Parade? Bing Crosby croons the tune!

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