Sunday, October 18, 2015

This week at Fairholme (3) ... October community sewing day

Fairholme Quilters are in demand ... lots of diary clashes last week reduced our monthly community sewing day crew to just four, but we made good progress. By three o'clock our roll of batting was all but depleted and ten quilts were well on the way to being finished ... while one more is a bit of an idea, perhaps ...

We have our quilt labels printed on white Kona cotton, 
by Spoonflower - the website guides you through the 
online submission process once the design is prepared.
We order 2m of printed fabric at a time (two - three
yearly), giving us about 180 labels, and we have found 

the soft labels easy to sew by hand or machine.
We pieced backing and pin basted these quilts plus two others. 
A friend of Lynette's generously donated two pieced tops.
These five quilts plus one other have their bindings attached
to the front, ready to be hand finished
Dawn is diligently working her way through a stash of plaids
donated by Helen two years ago. We think this is the tenth quilts
made from that one donation, plus a few complementary
fabrics from the community stash.
The fourth (of five) of our Pittwater quilts is now ready
for Lynette to quilt and bind.
Leftovers from a raffle quilt made in 2013 ... can we wrangle
them into another quilt with some improvised piecing?
Just one more community sewing day left for this year - how did that happen?

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