Saturday, February 26, 2011

Breakfast Club!

 We always have the best time at breakfast club. Not only do we get to eat, we get to chat and quilt! This month we made a Dutch Breakfast quilt. It's full of snappy little pinwheels that, I surmise, represent the windmills that dot Holland. Barbara brought her now famous chocolate cupcakes filled with a peanut butter cup and iced in chocolate ganache. Jennifer brought our favorite bagels and Nutella and Mary made a blueberry-oatmeal bake that was divine. Sherrie supplied the juice and I made the recipe that accompanied the quilt pattern- Dutch breakfast cake. It was, um, good.
Back to quilting! We started right in cutting strips and getting prepped for sewing.
Jennifer demonstrates the proper way to measure cuts.


This was Pat's first time joining us and Sherrie was there to guide her step-by-step.


 I resisted the urge to include the photo of Barbara smarting off to me. lol Instead, here she is carefully planning her blocks.
 

 Here's Mary demonstrating the proper way to cut your fabric- with a glove on to protect her hand! She's such a smart cookie.


 Aleta popped by the shop and shared this wedding ring quilt that she had just finished quilting on her new Handi Quilter! Great job, Aleta!


 The beginnings of Pat's Dutch Breakfast quilt.


 And here she is showing off her first block:


 And Jennifer's:


 And Barbara's:


 And Mary's:






For some reason this photo wants to be attached to Mary! This is Sherrie's Diamond Scones quilt for our March breakfast club. Cute, huh? You can find mine here. It's still not quilted! Oy.

1 comment:

Lynne Leavell said...

Great job everyone. I got to get back to Breakfast club and I also want to do Mary's Stash Buster so I guess I'm going to have to rotate.