Although I haven't done much lately, I took up quilting a few years ago when a friend was opening a quilt shop. I signed up for lessons just to be supportive and found that I really enjoyed it! My quilting cronies and I would frequently hold 'all nighters' - where five to ten of us would go to one person's house armed with our machines and stay up all night working on whatever projects we had. For me it was the only way I could fit it into my busy life! Since I moved I have missed those fun times. I think it was more about the friendship than the sewing, although we did get lots accomplished. Here are just a few of the projects I completed during that time.
This quilt is called 'Turning Twenty' because you use twenty fat quarters to make it. Depending on the material you choose, it can be quite attractive. I chose an assortment of bright colors, but my daughter has made a couple of them that are quite elegant.
This quilt is called a 'Bargello' pattern. It is still in progress. I like the way it reminds me of the northern lights
This is a flannel 'Raggy' quilt - very warm, soft and comfy!
I end with two small wall hangings. One is an advent calendar. The little squares are actually little individual quilts that come out of the main quilt. they are done using the 'paper piecing' method. The other is a Christmas wreath.