Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Friday/Saturday Sewing

There was lots of sewing this past Friday and Saturday. We made good use of all the tables so we had places to layout blocks as well as use our design wall.

Betsy started off the day with her Show & Tell of this beautiful quilt she made for a raffle to benefit the food pantry at her church. It is full-queen size and beautifully machine quilted.

Julie is all smiles as she is sewing on the last side of the binding of this king-size quilt for her son.

Linda and Becky went right to work planning and cutting the sashing pieces for Linda's quilt on the design wall. We hope to see your top next month at Show & Tell, right Linda?

Glenda (Vicki's mom) arrived with her new sewing machine and got busy free-motion quilting this adorable child's quilt.

Karen and Betsy spent time laying out Betsy's blocks for another striking quilt.

Georgie was putting together her blocks for a pig quilt - cute, pig fabric. The quilt is being made for an 8 year-old girl that is the recipient of Georgie's pig collection.

Nancy loves paper piecing and was sewing the Mariner's Compass that will be her center for her next quilt "Ladies of the Sea."

Estelle was wrapping clothesline rope to make more coasters/cloth bowls. Did you know they are in the gift shop at the VQM?

Sandy and Linda worked together to make their "Purple and Green" string quilt blocks for this month's Block of the Month.

Vicki had prepared a pile of pieces and was busy making blocks for her Fractured quilt.

Elsa brought her light table and worked on one of the borders for her "Spring Bouquet" quilt.

The tables make such a great surface for layering quilts. Kitty put this sweet child's quilt together and now it's ready to be quilted.

The Block of the Month for August was Courthouse Steps and all 30 blocks were returned at the September meeting. Great job, everyone. Now the blocks have been sewn together and it's ready for machine quilting as it will be completed and given to a veteran.

It was a great time sewing, knitting (Dot) and visiting together. Mark your calendar for NEXT month and plan to join us!

Becky - (I'm still nervous about doing these posts - hope I didn't make a big boo-boo - or leave someone out. If so, someone, please let me know, okay?)

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! Can someone please e-mail me (or post) the directions for the purple and green string blocks? Thanks!