Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bring and Brag - The Quilt Asylum

Every first Friday of the month The Quilt Asylum in McKinney, Texas holds Bring and Brag. A few times I have gone even though I have nothing to contribute. The last few weeks have been quite a blur for me but the inspiration I get from these ladies is exactly what I need to get back in the sewing room.

Bettepat always gives a challenge and last month was to make this little bird and a coaster. Lorna was the only one who made the bird so she got 5 extra tickets for the door prize bucket. It was very cute but sounds like it was way too small to make it easy to work with.

Suzanne made this adorable Dr. Seuss quilt using the Pieced Tree pattern Catchanap. The fabric was perfect for this pattern!

She also made this pillow out of a decorated tea towel. What a great idea!

TQA is hosting a table runner swap next week and LaDonna brought hers in to share. It is the Little Quilt Company Calendar Table Runners pattern with a little of her own touch. She changed the birds out for ants. What a fun table runner.

Ellyn made a dress and some hair clips to share. You can see more on her blog about those. She is even being published in a magazine this month. How fun. Check out her blog.

Bonnie brought in a bag she had done along with wearing a skirt she had made. Too cute!

She also shared a quilt she started at a recent workshop taught by Gwen Marston. It was definitely an eye opening experience for Bonnie helping her to work out of her comfort zone. I love the design of this quilt.

Bettepat made an incredible quilt out of an old quilt top. The top could not be used whole because of the condition so she cut it up and made it look so modern.

There were a couple of other quilts shown but I am going to include those in the next post which is about the Brown and Pink exchange.


Melissa said...

I can definitely see why the meeting would be inspirational - those are all great projects. I really like the ants on that table runner & the Dr. Suess quilt the best.

A.J. Dub. said...

I was totally bummed that I missed this again! Thanks for sharing your pictures.