On Thursday evening, we gathered at Gail's place in her gazebo in the back yard and had the grand reveal! Wow, what a great time we had. The quilt tops were all amazing and it was great to hear the stories behind each of the decisions that had to be made and the other ideas that each person considered. Sometimes and idea was just soundly defeated by the quilt itself LOL.
We are each posting photos of the progress of our own quilt and I will link the other blogs to the bottom of this post when they have them up.
|This is the center block that I started with. It was intended to be acoffee cup.|
|Gail was the first to put a border on. She decided to put the cup straight again and made it a tea cup and added a border of tea bags!|
|a close up of a couple of the tea bags|
|aren't these just so fun?|
|Another border of the light blue was added and Cathy S surrounded it with these awesome T blocks. How appropriate is that?|
|Here is Christine showing the final border.|
|Christine added a white border and appliqued a vine and leaves on it. Then she embroidered a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt on the border: "Women are like tea bags - they don't know how strong they are until they get into hot water".|
Gail's blog post about her quilt is here.
Cathy S's blog about her quilt is here.
Christine R's blog post about her quilt is here.
|Here are all four of us with our quilt tops|