Last week I met with my quilt bee at one of our members home, and what a home it is! Her and her husband built the home several years ago using old barn beams from New England. (there's so much more to this homes story and I'm sure I'm not saying it right but you get the point).
Their tree is beautiful especially with her new antique quilt hanging on the next floor up on the balcony. She just purchased this quilt it's from the late 1800's for $50.00! It is wonderful.
(she's not sharing!)
Another beautiful tree in her balcony.
So last year at our Christmas bee party we put all our names in a hat and each drew one. Whom ever name you drew you make that person a nice size finished lap quilt by our next Christmas party. Of course you had a whole year but most of us (including me) were still sewing at the last minute. But, we all made it and each quilt looked just like the person it was made for. So lets take a look.
Little Deb hiding behind her quilt. Deb loves civil war reproduction fabrics, so she loved this piece made for her by Judy..
My friend Martha made me this wonderful black, tans and gold batik quilt. I love, love batiks (and of course wool)!
This is a better picture of it at home. You can see it's perfect for my living room.
That was a fun party!
A few years ago all my bee members and I spent the year making our grandchildren/children Christmas quilts. Mary who's already made 10 or more had 2 more to make this year, this is one of them. It's a spit rail fence pattern made with alot of her left over Christmas fabrics.