In the spring, I hosted a quilt along for my pattern Stepping Stones. I had a lot of participants, some of whom were also members of my local quilt guild. After we finished the quilt along, several guild members had the wonderful idea of having a super show and tell at a guild meeting once the quilts were all finished. Our guild is large, and we have three meetings a month—two during the day and one at night—so the plan is to have a Super Show and Tell at all of them.
I must confess. My last Stepping Stones quilt, which is actually a Charming Stepping Stones made with charm squares, is not yet complete. Sadly, it sits in my studio waiting for me to get the gumption to quilt it. It’s larger than I normally do so I’m a bit intimidated. And I’m not yet sure exactly how I want to quilt it. So I’ve come a complete stop on that one. Has that ever happened to you?
For the Super Show and Tell, I swallowed my pride and brought it along anyway, pin basted and all, and showed it along with my other Stepping Stones quilts. These photos were taken at the first meeting of the month, which was a day meeting. Sorry about the fuzziness--sometimes in their efforts to make sure that everyone gets to see the quilts they move back and forth pointing the quilt in various directions.
We had the night meeting a few days ago and we did a Super Show and Tell again. I didn’t get photos of me showing off my quilts at that meeting, but I did get photos of the other quilts that were presented. I’m also including here a photo of Susie W's quilt, which I brought to the night meeting for her. The photo though, was taken at the day meeting earlier in the month.
We’ve got one more meeting this month and I hope to do a Super Show and Tell there too. Not everyone can get to all three meetings, so we’ll see. I have to admit though, this has been so much fun! It’s not every day that you get to see the same quilt done in so many different colorways! As a pattern designer, it’s terribly exciting and I’m very grateful that we had the chance to do it. A special thank you to all my quilt along participants, especially those that also participated in the Super Show and Tell: Susie W, Dawn, Suzy W, Alice, Leanne, and Mary (who, like several participants, did two quilts!)
I’m already working on another quilt along, so stay tuned for news on that! In the meantime, the steps for the Stepping Stones Quilt Along are still here on my blog…click the tab above to learn more. If you want to do Stepping Stones or Charming Stepping Stones in something other than lap size, or if you prefer printed directions, I offer both of these patterns in my shop.
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