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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Birthday quilt day

I stitch with an extraordinary group of women called the Amazing Quilt Babes. We've been together about 10 years now, and for the last four years, we've done something special for each other. Since more than one of our birthdays is in April, we have to draw a month in which to receive our "birthday gift from the others - a stitch day. This is where the birthday girl chooses the pattern, cuts all the fabric pieces and gives instructions (if needed) to piece a quilt top. We generally meet about 9AM on a Saturday morning (once every other month) and stitch until 3PM or 4PM, with a break for lunch. By the end of the day, we almost always have the top ready to piece together.

This is last Saturday's birthday stitch day for Carolyn (standing left in the picture). This quilt is made of all half square triangles. It is by Calico Carriage - the name of it is No Diamonds in the Sky. Carolyn thinks this is as close to a Lone Star her husband will ever have. It sure sewed up nice!

For more Calico Carriage patterns check the link.


Bonnie said...

I love this quilt, the colors are just GREAT!!


Scrapmaker said...

What a lovely idea! Jen