11/15/2006

Jo Morton Club #2


Here we are at Jo Morton Club at LQS seeing some wonderful photos of Jo Morton's own quilts taken at Jo's recent appearance at a local quilt guild here in Georgia, with our teacher Kathy Neimann at the computer; she gave us each a CD of the photos. That is Gail at the far right, and two more Little Quilts employees just to the left of Kathy. They had just worked a nine-hour day in the quilt shop, I'm sure everybody else had a busy day too, and I had just finally completed the week and a half of jury duty about two hours earlier; as Kathy said, you have to love quilting to be willing to go to a night class after working all day long.

The trial was a child molestation case; there were two holdouts against conviction and it took us a day and a half of very spirited debate/discussion before getting a verdict. He was sentenced to 15 years, no reduced sentence possible.

Here is my Club quilt so far...applique is not my strong quilty point, so getting this much applique done by hand was a Big Deal for moi :-). The 1" 25-patch blocks will go around the center block.

Weight Watchers: 190.8/166/135 (but haven't lost a pound in TEN DAYS despite being On Points)

12 comments:

Screen Door said...

I think your applique is gorgeous. Love the pictures. Congrats on the case. It must feel great when things seem to pay off.

Angie said...

I LOVE everything about Little Quilts!! :) And your applique looks great! My favorite thing to do is needleturn...and I love your colors...can't wait to see it with the checkerboard border around it. :)

Hanne said...

Lovely applique - and it looks like a very inspiring class too.

Gail said...

It was good to see you last night, I enjoyed the class. Glad you posted your applique block so I can have a better look. I would never have thought to use the black background; it really says 'Karen'.

Libby said...

How fun to get the chance to see the quilts close up. Congrats on the trial -- it's hard to convince hold outs sometimes.

Lucy said...

What a wonderfull applique! Great colors!!

Sandra said...

The applique is great! Doing something quilty with friends after a busy day is good for the soul :-)

Carol said...

Beautiful applique! Are you down to 135?? I don't know how tall you are, but hey... don't blow away, please. Congrats on the hard work.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

What a great class - you needed that after jury duty. Your applique block is darling.

Dawn said...

You did wonderful on your hand applique! I wish I could go to little quilts!

Patti said...

Nothing wrong with your appliqué! I love this little pattern of Jo's - but then I love all her little patterns.

Mary said...

Hang in there with the WW I know it's frustrating when you're watching the points and the pounds don't follow. I have to get back to counting points myself. I have more weight I'd like to lose but decided to get through the walk, the wedding, and the move before getting strict again.