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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Working Wednesday

Worked hard today.  We had our sewing bee but it was only a relatively small one.  There were four of us.  First we layered and pinned this quilt, then I quilted it and did the machine sewing on the binding.  Just the hand sewing and label to do!
 I should have taken a close up of the centre.  It is just smaller squares with a thin green border.  It was an orphan block donated to us.  The rest of the quilt was built around it.  This quilt is going to the local Retirement Village for a raffle prize.

While I quilted another quilt was layered and pinned ready for quilting.  I didn't get a picture of it - all pretty pinks, greens and blues.  No home for it yet so no urgency to quilt it.  Once I get it out again I will photograph it.

The final quilt we worked on was this green "golfing" quilt. You can't see here too well but the alternating blocks are gold course fabric with red golf bags and blue golf buggies.   This quilt is for Quilts for Keeps, hopefully for a teenage boy.  Here Irene and Sharon are pinning it so I can sew it together.  I should have taken a photo before the girls started taking it of the design wall but I wasn't quick enough so this will have to do.  It is enough for you to get the idea anyway.  I think this will be finished off with some more red spot and maybe some more green strips to make it big enough for a teenager.  Red spotty binding for sure!
 Finally tonight I headed out to my fortnightly sewing group/class.  I gave myself an easy night tonight.  I sewed the two blocks for the LQS BOM.  These are both for the first month.  First my Kaffe Fasset (out of my comfort zone) block.
 This is much more within my comfort zone and really works for me!
I also cut out the red block for the next month's block and started thinking about the Kaffe version. 

I am hoping to get lots of sewing in tomorrow - hopefully borders on the Christmas quilt plus make the backing, including the label.  I also want to get the golf quilt sewn together so it is a top waiting for borders and not just a bunch of blocks pinned.

Till next time............happy stitching!


  1. Your quilt is beautiful and I LOVE the stars!!!

  2. It's so nice to have friends over to get projects done quickly! I love the Kaffe block, that orange is great!


  3. You get even more done with a little help from your friends. The star blocks look great!

  4. You star blocks are wonderful! How fun.

  5. What a busy day you had and a very productive one... love your star blocks both versions xxx

  6. I love the colors in your quilt. Sounds like you girls got alot done. Maybe ya'll should pay me a visit hehe. Your star blocks are great I just love the polka dots.


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