PTA met last thursday at my home for the April meeting. We had a busy day planned and I felt like a bit of a taskmaster but it was lots of fun and very productive.
We started the day with a quick visit, some coffee and wonderful goodies brought by several gals. We then had a quick show and tell to see what everyone was up to. Kate showed us a new piece she finished, started last year at retreat. Kate, Mary and I all did the same pattern in different color ways. We have a show opening this week at the NC Arboretum and will have these 3 quilts as an introduction to the show (more to follow on our show).
The 3 of us having been finishing up pieces for the show - featured above a piece by Kate....
and Mary's latest - "Full Moon".
Cathy showed us a quilt she finally finished after it spending years and years on her design wall - a lap quilt made with blues and yellows - my favorite color combo!
And Mary Berry's latest and GORGEOUS quilt, all hand done...a masterpiece!
and a detail!
After lunch, we headed into my studio where we worked on pre-cut kits. The same pattern used for each one, just so cute and easy to do.
We had 3 machines going along with 2 ironing stations and a big design wall for laying out the blocks.
Dort became our official "block designer" as she is so good with color, stepping back to get a good feel...
and Georgia stepping forward to hold a spot on the design wall for the blocks she had just finished!
I think we pieced together around 5 tops and more kits brought home. This (above) was my least favorite while in the scrap stage...just didn't seem like it would work but quickly became my favorite. I love the pop of orange and the plaid..who would-a guessed!
and this - another colorful one. We also had some pastel ones - perfect for a child.
Cathy told us her husband doesn't believe she knows how to iron....so here's proof. All in a days work and a fun day it was.