Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sewing and lots of diamonds

 I got together with a couple people the other day just to sew. Diana's daughter is a budding quilter, so she came along to sew too.
 I recovered the wall boards a few weeks ago in the classroom. They were covered in dark homespuns before, you might remember seeing them in the background on pix. I realized when I had the flannel all over the walls for the puzzle classes that it made it so much brighter in there, so the store mgr. agreed it was time to redo. Course redoing the wall boards just means that now the room needs to be painted. lol
 Laura worked on her Sampler #13 blocks. Here is a completed one. She is using some amazing asian prints.
 K has been making crumb blocks since Christmas, when she got her new sewing machine, so we admired those. She got a couple more made Thursday.

Diana worked on several things, including her Spiderweb Stringpiecing blocks. She is using all her scraps once, and then will use them again. That is why she hasn't trimmed them yet. It looks like a party decoration, doesn't it?

 Here are my St. Marks diamonds in all their glory. I need to do some rearranging, I just put them up to see how they looked. I need to find somewhere here at home to hang a wall so that I can put them on it and be able to have it up awhile while I play with them. I have too many windows and doors in my house so it is hard to find a spot. I think I might use a dark blue floral for the setting triangles.

We had a great time sewing! It's always fun to sew with friends. I don't get to do it much...I am usually on the other side of the table.


Diana Symanowicz said...

Thanks Jean for posting these pictures. K was so excited to see them. She loves to hang with me - the mama!!

Laura's square is so beautiful. Her quilt is going to rock.

You didn't post the pics with you in them. You were suppose to use them - we all have our faces in the pictures. The diamond is so amazing.

It was such a fun day. I'm so glad you got to sew with us. I sure can do it again. ;-)

Diana (and K)

Exuberant Color said...

Your diamonds look great! I didn't think I needed to make that quilt but now maybe I do!

Barb said...

Your diamonds are just wonderful!

Karen said...

What a great day sewing. The budding quilter is going to blossom into a fantastic quilter, as she has such a great start!

YokkoBears said...

Your diamonds look so lovely, just as the crumb blocks from K.

Deb said...

I love your St. Mark's Diamond quilt. Any chance you might teach a class on that? I'd love to take it!! For some reason, I find diamonds intimidating!
Deb from