"North Star" by Michael

 This is a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  She also designed the "Delightful Desert" that Michael made as well as "Awesome Ocean".  There's at least one more of hers that Michael has made, but this is the first one that I have wanted to make as well.  (check back here in a year or so to see if mine is done.)
 So we have an owl,
 polar bear.  For which Michael chose this fabulous "nubby textured" fabric to piece the bear.  Perfect fabric!
 A Narwhal.  When I was quilting it, I initially thought this was a whale and that it was upside down.  Then I noticed the tush..

and my favorite, the musk ox.
Quilted with an edge to edge design called "Snowflake Splendor"  So fun!

Dr. Suess by Karen

 And another grandson gets Dr. Seuss. Excellent matching of points on the triangles in the borders.
Quilted with "Fantasy Flames" panto

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Karen

 Some lucky kiddo is getting this quilt from Karen. Start with a panel of your choice, then add fun borders, some pieced, some not.
Quilted with the "Wing and Wind" panto since Caterpillars turn into butterflies.  Sweet quilt!

Emily's "Lone Star"

 Emily called me up to ask for help finishing this gorgeous Lone Star quilt that she's making for a friend's wedding.  Emily is also Maid of Honor, and a teacher and school has recently started again, so where she found the time to piece this, I don't know.
Quilted with the "Tangles" panto and wool batting to give it some loft.  Nice piecing Emily.

Black and White by Gerry

And here is Gerry's black and white quilt.  Quilted with the Dog Dreams panto, and the photo on the right shows the back of the quilt with the fire hydrant that is included in the design.

"Butterflies" by Gerry

I wish I new the name of this pattern, I really like the layout.   Gerry and I both called the quilt "Butterflies" because of the fabric, and then she chose "Wing and Wind" panto for quilting which has butterflies scattered across it.  Very pretty!

Something to keep you warm

Let me start by stating that I am not proud of either of these quilts.

It all started with a new "Tumbler" pattern for my accuquilt cutter.  Too much fun to play with!  So fast and easy to cut fabrics, so let's just cut a bunch of stuff up.  Started by pulling "What was I thinking?" fabrics.  You know, the ones where you wonder why the heck you bought them in the first place.  Cut up a bunch of those, and had a brief though of matching them to make "Lava Lamps".  That didn't last long, required too much planning, and I didn't have enough of all the fabrics to do it.  So, started to just grab them at random, and see what happened.  Much more my style.

Stitch the one on the left, but realize that it's just getting too big, and I've still got all this leftover fabric already cut.  Okay, make a baby quilt to go with it, and use it up.  Ugh.  These are not attractive!  Used a scrap of wool batting to finish off the baby quilt, and cut a piece of poly for the larger.  Bind them quickly and put them into the car to give to an officer.

Between WW meetings, I often try to stop for a cup of coffee, and this is also where my cop "friend" Tori often takes a break with her co-workers.  No time for a cup for me, but there's a police vehicle in the parking lot.  I'll just drop the quits off on the hood of the car, and be on my way.  I drop the quilts, and am getting back into my car when I glance up and see the officer coming around the back of his car with coffee in hand.  (Drat!  Caught red handed!)  You could tell from his expression that first question was "What are you doing to my cruiser?" I explained what I had done and that he should talk to Office Tori for further details.  He kind of smiles and says "That's okay, I'm very familiar with this (pause and then air quotes) program."   I'm about to leap back into my car, my day brighter by having to passed off these quilts to a good home.  One last leap out of the car to state "I'm really not proud of these quilts, but they will keep somebody warm."  So please, as you look at these, be gentle, and understand that their role in life is to try to keep someone warm, not to be pleasing to the eye.