We had been teased by Spring with sunny days in the 70's and I am hoping it is right around the corner. Today was wet and dreary. It was a perfect day to spend with friends working on quilts.
We are working on tote bags for the NICU center where one of Carrie's friend's baby spent some time. The mother wanted something to give back the moms for themselves. She will fill the bags with goodies.
Today we worked on the totes using Rhonda's charm squares. Peggy and Patty sorted them into piles of coordinating colors. Then those of us with machines sewed some of the bags' sides together.
I may not have the correct info on numbers. Rhonda said we would each sew 4 bags. This is only 32 bags and I thought she needed 60. Maybe we are doing some now and some later. Rhonda, do you want to clarify for us in the comments?
We will need linings and handles for these. For next month try to have the bags quilted and you can sew three sides together. Bring along what lining you may have.
We discussed our Round Robin project. Some of us are putting a great deal of thought into our blocks. They have been chosen with a lot of meaning. Other of us are just making blocks that we like. I guess we will discover which group everyone belongs to by the comments in our books!
I know that I have been very impressed by the beautiful blocks in each box that I get. I think we will all be very happy when we get our boxes back and put our quilts together. I can't wait!
Show and tell was very light this month. I guess I wasn't the only one not doing a lot.
Rhonda has put the top together for this Bonnie Hunter quilt. It is absolutely gorgeous! She is working on a border for it now. The picture doesn't do it justice.
Food was delicious-especially the ham and pineapple sliders. There was a request that Sue send the recipe so it can be added to the blog. We also had lettuce salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, fruit mix, lemon bars and brownies.
Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Sliders
1 pkg Hawaiian Rolls
6-8 large slices of honey ham
6 large Slices mozzarella cheese ( I used Swiss)
8-10 pineapple rings, drained
3 TB Butter melted
1/4 tsp. Garlic power
1 tsp dried parsley
1. Oven at 350 degrees
2. Slice rolls in half (sep. top and bottom) while leaving the rolls connected. Place Bottom half of rolls in an 8x11 baking pan
3. Top with ham, then pineapple, then cheese and top with the top rolls
4. Combine melted butter, garlic and parsley and pour over rolls evenly, brushing to coat the tops as needed
5. Bake 15 minutes or until tops are golden brown and cheese is melted. Slice and serve warm
There are a couple of virtual show and tells that were sent to me. Anyone can do this and I will add your projects to our blog. I am expecting some from Sue that I will add when I get them.
Rhonda finished the Vent Camp quilt. After it was completed the children wanted to keep it for themselves.
Patty made this quilt for a friend. The friend loves it but Patty not so much. I think once she gets it back after it is quilted she may change her mind.
We will be meeting again March 24th. We will be more than half way done with the Round Robin part of our group project! Work will continue on the tote bags for the NICU.
Spring will be here by next time too! Let's hope Mother Nature understands this!
Let's get busy quilting so we have more for show and tell!