Friday, April 17, 2015

Community sewing Saturday (2)

Late last year, Robyn Evans at Patchwork on Pittwater donated a quantity of scrap fabrics to our community stash, and we committed to using them for our end-of-year challenge. They were kitted up, supplemented by a few other fabrics from the community stash, and we made sets of large and small bordered squares, ending up with enough blocks for five quilts for children. The pattern for he blocks and the layouts are adaptations of  'Freezeframe', from Judy Laquidara's 2012 book 60 Pieced Quilt Borders: Mix and Match.

The first quilt is finished - the red and white binding 
highlights the flashes of red in the blocks. The last borders 
of the small blocks constitute sashing, speeding up
construction of the top. Georgie sewed the blocks together, 
quilted it and attached the binding. Pat sewed the binding down. 
The second set of blocks were more of a challenge
to set together - they are the larger blocks left over after
the first four used all the small blocks. Jo-Ann and Nerida
did a sterling job auditioning sashing and layouts.
A black on white print came to the rescue when everything 

else didn't look quite 'right'It will be finished next time with 
more sashing, lime corner stones, and a border.
Dawn worked all day making a few extra blocks for the 
third quilt ...making it up to the final borders on the day. 
The outer border fabric has been in our community stash 
for a year or so, just waiting for the right place in a quilt.
Two more tops to be put together and four to quilted, and this challenge project will be complete.

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