The second quilt has a trick to it that involves squares folded on the diagonal and then pulled back slightly in the center to give a curved appearance. Kenyan machine quilts all her pieces. She did some circular designs in the center of the stars that also added to the illusion.
One of our members showed us how to do the French Roses quilt blocks a while back. This is Jean's quilt.
Jean took quilt blocks that another friend of mine had been working on and got tired of the project. Jean had to finish one block and put everything together. This is her finished result. The quilt is from a Joined at the Hip pattern. I made one of these last year and you can see it here.
And here is another quilt that Jean took parts from my friend's discard UFO and finished it. Jean just needs to do the binding. It made a wonderful quilt.
After showing and discussing the quilts, we moved to the dining room to play Fat Quarter Bingo. We played two regular rounds and then a cover-all.
The ladies then started working on coloring quilt blocks that I had prepared using colored pencils. I showed them the "Faux Applique" book by Helen Stubbings and we discussed the technique. While they colored, myself and Vicky got lunch ready. Vicky's husband made potato salad for us and a big thank you for that. My husband had previously picked up barbecue called Sloppy Woody. It just required reheating. I prepared a squash casserole earlier in the morning. My sister-in-law had baked apple dumplings for us the night before. We reheated them and added a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Mmmmm good! A good time was had by all.
Time for me to get into the sewing room and work on my Great Pumpkin quilt. Have a great day and come back soon for another visit.