Sunday, November 19, 2017

November community sewing day

And just like that, another year of monthly community sewing days is done, and the stash is packed away until February ...

That doesn't mean that community quilts aren't still being made (we know they are, and look forward to the first show and tell after the break!) but it will be several weeks until we get together again in our lovely not-so-little community space. We might have to catch up for a coffee at least in the meantime.

Thank you to everyone who has participated this year - your time, efforts and friendship are much appreciated. We have made about 70 quilts this year!

Team basting is always a high priority for community sewing
days - we really capitalise on the large table tops and willing
hands. All of these fabrics were donated by members, and the
quilt top made up by Dawn.
Burying quilting threads - no-one's favourite job.
Robin W made the quilt, Lynette quilted and bound it.
The gorgeous hot pink backing was in the community stash.
Our new labels arrived from Spoonflower - they're a little larger
than anticipated ... but you can easily read the care instructions!
Some flannel action from Miriam - before it gets too hot to
handle it. Soft florals.
This is going to be good - Susan auditioned some stunning
sashing fabric to pair with her flying geese and another set of
blocks made with predominantly Aboriginal prints. 
Some of the beautiful bright fabrics Daphne chose from the
community stash for a new quilt that she then cut and started to
sew on the day. Another one to look forward to in the new year.
Some blocks from the stash - it's always a good idea to trim
before joining, but it is a bit annoying when you trim them
all to 8 1/2" and then find that the last few are only 8 1/4" ...
Elaine went back and re-trimmed them all.
Sue C is now about three quarters through her red and blue
cross quilt top, and it looks fabulous.
Just checking that the backing is big enough for Dawn's quilt
top - not basting, because Yvette has very, very generously
taken six community quilt tops to practise her long-arm quilting
skills, in preparation for launching a new business in the
new year!
Susan has a quilting plan for her appliqued leaves and butterflies.
Tools downed - time for lunch! The quilt top was made
by Robyn B, and is now basted ready  for Jill to quilt.
Four finished community quilts handed over this week!

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