Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Last Madrigal Class

Hello Everyone,

Non-caloric eye candy today.  Here are some almost finished Madrigal quilts.  All gorgeous, all so different.  The first beauty belongs to Barbara.  She wanted to get out of her comfort zone and drew from the colors in her border fabric.  Rich pinks, greens, lavenders and browns. It is amazing and elegant!


My sister, Gail, added an extra row and almost doubled the size of the borders for her classic quilt which will now fit  a queen-sized bed.  We stopped traffic in the shop when we held this one up for a photo!  I'll be quilting this one for her.....but not for a few months!  I have time to figure out what to put in the setting blocks.....feathered wreath.....or something totally different.  Gail has embraced quilting.  She loves it! You can tell by her excellent piecing, precision and dedication. That's my sister!

Karen has all of the blocks together on her quilt and the applique is almost finished!  This quilt is so cheerful....just like Karen. 

Cute little flanges, or is it flangi?

This is Karen's fabulous border fabric!  I can see this quilt all finished and framed with this paisley print......wonderful.

Sylvia has all of her red, white and blue blocks made, and started putting it all together.  Sylvia said this is her first "professional" quilt that she has made.  Sylvia is relatively new to quilting and is enjoying the process as much as we enjoy her company in the class.  Sylvia's smile lights up the room.

Yesterday the girls learned how to mark the scallops for the borders.  Then I shared a few tips on binding scallops.  We all gathered together for lunch with our take-out containers from our favorite Mexican restaurant.  We whisper-sang Happy Birthday to Karen and enjoyed a piece of Neapolitan cake.  Friendship, companionship, laughter, and quilting was the name of the game.  I like that rules, no score, only good fun!

The next time you see these quilts, they will all be scalloped and quilted.  What a feast for our eyes!  Each and everyone of you did a fabulous job on your quilts.  I'm so proud of all of you and I enjoyed every minute we were together in class.  It was a special time. 



P.S. We all missed you Kay.  We hope you are back on your feet soon from you knee surgery.  Take good care.


  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing! These beautiful quilts are inspiring!

    Happy Thursday and Cheery Wave from Bev

  2. Thank you for sharing these wonderful quilts! All so beautiful!

  3. It's so nice to see everyone's gorgeous work! There are ohhs and ahhs coming from this side of the computer! Happy Birthday to Karen, too! I look forward to seeing all the final results!

  4. It looks like you had stellar students - all such lovely work, and all so very different!