Friday, April 21, 2017

April community sewing day

We knew that quite a few regulars would not be able to come to yesterday's monthly community sewing, but it was not quite the quiet day we anticipated, as those who did come were armed to the tops of their sewing trolleys with finished quilt tops, lots of pieces prepped ready for sewing, and heads full of ideas. There was a lot going on, here are photos of just some of the day's work and play.
We pin basted seven quilts, but only managed photos of four ...

We might have another hexagon convert - this is
Julie's second community quilt made with appliqued
hexagons (machine applique is her 'thing'), and
she might have been heard to say she had another
idea for them. She brought it along quilted, all ready
to add the binding she had made last month, but it
took a while to locate it ... right where she had
left it, of course. It will be all finished by now.
Yvette arrived with 400 3/12" squares sewn into rows. The print
fabrics were mostly spots from the community stash, supplemented
by some cute kittens from Yvette's. By lunchtime the rows were
sewn together and pressed ready for the soft blue print border.
By the time we packed up it was pinned, ready for quilting!
Noelle's gelato scrappy pinwheels are made from fabrics left over
from her previous quilts. That little glimpse of raspberry in the top
right corner is the final border still be sewn on. It's just beautiful!
Consultation on rearranging a print panel that Dawn will sew
into a quilt (it is laid on top of one she had already completed
and we pinned yeaterday.

Linda called in to drop in her underwater themed
quilt-as-you-go donation quilt ...
... that has whales and other sea creatures on it's reverse.
She also did something mysterious and secretive
with strips of fabric for an event she is planning
... all will eventually be revealed!
Sue C couldn't join us yesterday, but she has been working
on her three (!) community quilts-in-progress, and posted this
finish photo on Instagram this morning:
My friend Toni generously donated these log cabin blocks,
I made a few more and joined them up. Some simple machine
quilting ... and my first use of a black and white stripe binding.
Now ready to join the #fairholmecommunityquilts collection
to go to a good cause.

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