Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sewn Together - January

The attendance at this months club reached a new high with 10 ladies attending! Each table had two machines and the room was filled to the brim with fabric. I worked on Every Which Way which was covered in previous posts.
Here's the room.

Here's the fabric!    Actually this is Tori's stash, but her
fabrics are too colorful and fun not to show.
Tori was using up her stash making these cute little strip blocks and by days end she had enough to visualize the layout.

This makes a very fun spring quilt!
I realized that day we even though we've always been well fed, I hadn't properly documented it. But rest assured we don't go wanting. Ever. Usually Sarah will make something delish in her crock pot, like chili, soup, or pulled pork. One night, Sarah brought her crock pot into the kitchen and set it on the counter to open the fridge door and it tipped off the counter and crashed to the floor! That night she had made an amazing corn chowder and it was quite a devastation having to mop that into the trash! We were also sad about her lovely expensive crock, but she quickly repurchased the same one and we were back in business. Without further ado, here's a typical spread.
Enough said.
After a loooonnnnnggggg absence, Heidi was back. The sewing lessons had to start from scratch again and she almost spent more time reading her manual than sewing.
Sarah had her sewing random 9-patch blocks, but she needed a little help keeping it TRULY random. That's when this bag was deployed.
"Don't look, Heidi! Just pull."
Here's a lovely picture of Heidi taken by Marcia.
Another old friend that reappeared is Julie! She's been marching her way up the Post Office ladder and finally qualified for a high up position with better hours. Welcome back, Julie!
Julie has several BOMs to finish up.

Photo by Sarah. Quilt by Julie. Stunning!
Jane joined in the fun as well. I mentioned her strip quilts for her children last blog. The project continues.
The strips are quite long before she cuts them into blocks.

Jane made this quilt with fabric that her daughter, Erin, brought
home from ____ (El Salvodor?) Will verify. The pattern is
called ________ (Twenty ?) Oh dear, I'm not remembering well!
Pam came later from work, but had a cold and wasn't up to much. She did show off this cute mini-quilt and worked on binding it. Those tiny HST in bright civil war prints are calling me!

Sue was back as well. She's been on vacation and very busy. She started in on her flannel project that I believe is for her son. We'll see if I'm right on that...

Marcia ducked out early on Friday and I found out later she was sneaking off to her other quilt club. Traitor! But then the roads were bad so she ended up going straight home. She returned on Saturday and worked on these blocks. Although, I'm afraid my project was a bit of a distraction for her. Help me, Marcia, help me!
Look how organized her piles are!
Last this time, but never least - Sarah started her daunting paper-pieced project. Here she is enjoying how fun that first section of the first block was to make!

And here's what the whole pattern is. Arcadia Avenue aka Absolute Insanity.
Can you spot Sarah's section in this pattern? It's like
finding Waldo.

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