Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sewing on Friday and Saturday

Lots of activity on Friday and Saturday - the pictures say it all starting with this (3/4") hexagon.

Nancy was busy cutting pieces for her hexagon quilt. She's making "Handful of Scraps" a new Block of the Month by Edyta Sitar. Julie's making it, too - it will be fun to watch their progress.


Betsy was finishing up piecing on the above quilts. The one at the top needs one more row and then it will go to the quilter's to be finished for Betsy's daughter Julia.

Vicki came by for a short visit and gave Betsy her veteran quilt - it's ready for a binding. Sorry there is a clock poking out of the top corner of the picture!

Betsy is making "Peace & Unity" - a block of the month quilt.
Estelle was busy binding veteran quilts.

Estelle finished the binding on this quilt for a veteran.
This is the second quilt she's completed from these donated triangles/squares.
Dot brought her knitting - her she's working on a scarf.
She has made dozens of hats and mittens ready to donate through her church for those in need.

Helen made use of the large tables to cut out fleece dresses for a little girl.
Julie pin basted a veteran quilt and asked for opinions about thread color
for machine quilting. I believe we all agreed about orange!
Julie added the finishing touch to this veteran quilt (notice the fish lure fabric) with a decorative binding stitch. She used the perfect multi-color thread and decorative stitch (see below)
Just back from "A Needle Runs Through it" - Julie's beautiful kingsize quilt with wool batting.
This binding will take some time, especially if she does a fancy stitch on it.
Terri and Carole were busy basting quilts (see below) - top one for Alex (name at top)
The center one is Terri's (yea, she made it for herself)
The bottom quilt is a veteran quilt made from Bingo blocks.

What a surprise when Terri pulled this string of pieces out of her box. 
Terri loves tiny little pieces!
A box full of little scraps turns into these little beauties!

 Our next sewing day is Tuesday, Sept. 23 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sewing days are a good time to visit and get to know each other and share ideas, etc.
You can bring your lunch, or go to nearby Subway or Domino's.
It's a great way to spend the day!



  1. Looks like a busy/productive/ fun two days. so sorry to miss it. Thanks for the pictures and commentary Becky.

  2. It was a good two days. Even through all the visiting that we do getting to know each other, I still accomplished everything that I had planned on (baste 1 quilt, complete binding on another quilt, machine sewed binding on my king size quilt, and finished putting borders on 3 smaller size donation quilts). Whew!