Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer Luncheon Quilts

Our quilt group usually takes the summer off, but last week, those who were available met for a delicious pot luck luncheon at Pat K's home. Darlene has had a particularly prolific summer, quilt-wise and showed us some of her beautiful work. This was wool applique and the detail work is fantastic.

She also made this stunning quilt with machine embroidered stars for a patriotic/summer look. Darlene machine quilts her own quilts too. There really isn't anything she can't do.

One more of Darlene's projects: A fantastic machine embroidered apron for her husband who had complained that she never made anything for HIM!

Our hostess Pat K. had finished this darling wool applique wall hanging which she finished off with an old handle from a kettle. Pat H. was working on the same design. The rest of us were doing handwork or just eating and chatting (me). We will all reunite in September to see what everyone has been up to.  I have had a rather non productive week. I had a rather large disappointment to deal with and have been drowning my sorrow in corn chowder. Time to move on, though, so I am trying to begin this new week with a smile and a better attitude. Thanks for dropping by, friends!  Love, Derrith


Acorn to Oak said...

Sorry to hear you've had some tough stuff to deal with. I hope this week goes a lot better for you!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the top and bottom quilts! SO cute! I love wool applique!

My Garden Diaries said...

The quilts are beautiful friend! I loved that last piece as it reminds me of folk art! And I am so sorry that you have had a hard go friend...please know that I will be sending up prayers for you. Been a rough week here as well as one of our friends who is a young mom is dying of cancer. Life is good but life is hard. You take care friend....hugs to you....Nicole xoxo