We may need to rename the “July Bee Day” to “July Bee Birthday!” It seems that there are a lot of JSS’ers blessed with a star spangled July birthday! Thanks to Patt, our gracious hostess, for helping us celebrate! We even had cupcakes with birthday candles!
We had lots and lots of wonderful quilts for show and tell. Sally started us off with her Forever Blooming quilt fresh from the quilter (Susan Corbett):
Much discussion about whether to scallop or not to scallop the border. The quilting is exquisite with echos of the flowers and little garden critters (but no praying mantis 🙂 ).
Judy was working on the binding for her modern ruffly quilt.
Peggy brought this adorable Moose (pattern purchased during a recent Alaska trip):
Here’s a close up of some of the stitching.
There seemed to be lots of baby quilts at the July Bee Day… are more people born in July than any other month? Seems like it! Here is Peggy’s pink and brown beauty:
I brought my recently complete Austin Family Album top. I used Barbara Brackman’s Modernism fabric so I think it may be called “Art Deco Austin.”
Patt has been working on this neutral toned baby quilt. A challenge for a girl who loves color!
She also made this very traditional baby quilt – already wrapped around the baby so we have a picture of a picture on her ipad…
Karen was working on the binding for this pink and gray baby quilt. We all admired the design made from the change in position of the chevrons – this surprised Karen. She had no idea she’d done that! 😉
Karen also brought this super fun Halloween quilt. Great pattern to use with those spooky scenes!
The back of the quilt makes good use of the lefovers!
And Suz brought a bunch of place mats made with Kaffe Fassett fabric. This is for an upcoming wedding shower for her soon to be daughter-in-law – lucky girl! Lucky to get those place mats but even luckier to get Suz as her mother-in-law!
And then it was lunch time! As usual we had way more desserts than we needed but nobody complained one bit!
So there you go – July Bee Day and it’s still early August!
Y’all keep cool and keep stitching!