Saturday, 15 May 2010

Saturday Sew-In

Today was a sew-in day for my quilt group Tuesday Quilters at Boston Spa. Eleven of us cut, pinned and sewed away to our hearts content and enjoyed good company, conversation and laughter! I took my red and white tumbler quilt and did some straight line quilting with my walking foot. I started sewing the binding and will take more photos tomorrow when it's finished.

Jean, our founder, holds a beginners group at these monthly meetings and had bought her first sampler quilt to show her students:
She had two complete beginners today who she recruited at the U3A recently and two who had been coming for several months. The new students practiced nine patch blocks and half square triangles while a more experienced student layered her quilt with help from our other members:

Her quilt is in lovely pastel colours with bright turquoise highlights.The centre is made with  log cabin blocks.

We have many talented members in our group and Joan had brought along her 'Quillow' which she made with fabrics dyed in the 2 classes I taught for the group.

Apologies for the quality of the pictures - I'd forgotton my camera so had to resort to taking snaps on the mobile phone! Here's the cushion cover  which shows the block design and quilting more clearly:
One of the great things about these sew-in days is that we get to see other members works in progress as well as finished items and everyone helps each other. Quilters are such lovely people - don't you agree?

4 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a good day. Oh, and yes, quilters ARE great.

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  2. Well done everyone - sounds like you had a fun day. The dyed fabric looked great

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  3. Quilters are, for sure, "lovely people".
    Spending a day with quilty chums is my most favourite thing to do. Your ladies' quilts are very inspiring!

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