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The Great Reveal

The Material Girls Friendship Group met today for our Christmas party and the big reveal.  In spring we exchanged signature blocks and we had until today to make a quilt with them.  We were missing 4 of our group for various reasons and they were all missed.  I hope to see their quilts soon though. Since this is my blog - my quilt is first. Mine is a wall hanging that will hang above our bed in the Cambria house.   I'm showing the pictures of the blocks when we got them and the finished products.
These neutrals were Adena Joseph's.  She not only made this quilt with neutrals, she made us each ATC cards and she made herself a tote bag to carry her quilt around.  She plans on doing an applique around the border when she finds the time. 

Anna wanted orange and pink - love how she added the turquoise.  Gives the blocks a whole new look.  

Carol Chadwick wanted oriental fans and she twisted them in her setting which gives it a very untraditional fan setting, which I love.

Debbie Van Fossen who couldn't make it but made sure we saw her quilt, made this beauty.  In case you can read the top it says "I'm a real witch if I don't get to stitch".  She designed the witch herself and had to add two blocks to make the setting work.

Deolinda used some great sashing fabrics and with the variety of values set these off beautifully.

Diane received 6" fall blocks and made a table runner (the big block she will use on the back).  The fabric in the middle is from a panel she received (from me) is all about friendships.  

Elaine Berry was one of 4 who chose Sunbonnet Sues as her blocks.  She set hers off in a muted pink and because she asked for all different sizes (6, 9 or 12") her setting was a real challenge.

Janice also received Sunbonnet Sues and she also had the same setting issues.  Both did a great job working with different sizes.

Kathy Morrison also asked for Halloween blocks.  I love her big cat in the middle - so cute and sets off the 6" blocks so well.  (the finished picture is 2 pictures kind of merged together poorly - sorry).
Rita asked for black, white and red blocks and made this very sophisticated lap quilt.

Here's a group shop of those who were there.  Pam and Lynne who were there didn't get their tops done but they did bring show and tell of other quilts they've been working on as did a few others.  However this post is long enough.  

Tomorrow I plan on finishing my cross stitch ornaments (2 more to go--woo hoo) and then I can work on Chad and Jack's gift.  Also have been going through my old magazines (2007 and 2008's) and will be giving those away after I'm done scanning the quilts I like from them.  I hate to tear pages out so I scan and give the magazines away.

Thanks again to my Material Girl friends for another great challenge.  Next years challenge is to use a hexigon in a quilt or make a hexigon quilt.  Any size any color, no other rules. 

Thanks for looking. 


  1. Great pictures Barb, it was fun to see everyone's quilts.

  2. Barb thank you for put are pics together the way you did. So much fun to see the blocks before and after. We all had great fun together Saturday.


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