First monthly community sewing day for the year - a great roll up, and lots of work done!
The first order of business was to go through the two large tubs of donated blocks, fabric and a number of finished and partially finished quilt tops that had turned up quite unexpectedly, from four different sources, over the summer break. The aim was just to see what there was, and to make some initial decisions about what we could use, and what needed to go elsewhere, and then to pack it away to be worked on when time permitted. But by the end of the day, almost everything had been claimed by someone who was willing to work towards a finished quilt right now, and Daphne had joined a set of blocks together into a top that she wanted to add just a border or two to improve the proportions!
|Nine blocks joined together, whose maker ran out of puff |
with it - she generously included some fabric that might
be a border as well. Julie is onto it.
|Daphne is well on the way to a complete lap-quilt top, |
having joined together the border blocks from a another
project that drove its original maker to distraction.
|And a couple of days later Susan had already replaced |
four fabric pieces that just didn't look comfortable with
the other, and added to borders for a a second lap-sized
Then it was down to our usual program of advancing the quilts we thought we were working on, including quite a lot of pin-basting ... there would have been more, but someone forgot to bring the already prepared backing, and someone else escaped before a photo could be taken. We'll catch up with both of them eventually.
|Hilary ran this modern top up during the break, and will machine |
quilt it herself. It provided Pat's stretching exercise for the day.
|Julie made some pretty pink 'In a Whirl' blocks from |
Miriam's online tutorial. The rogue block that sewed itself
together without consulting the pattern is staying there as is.
|Margaret K makes children's quilt tops faster than we can |
finish them, and they are all fantastic. We eventually get there.
|Hilary's 2017 end-of-year challenge quilt appeared for basting |
on the Thursday sewing day, and she was seen to be sewing the
binding down the following Tuesday, setting the bar quite high!
|Sue C came prepared to piece the back for her 'Plus' quilt, |
as her task for the day. She made a very precisely measured
ladder to compliment the fire chief fabric.
|All the + signs.|