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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Saturday was Stitching Day

My quilt club, Town and Country Quilters, runs a monthly Stitching Day, which I like to attend if at all possible.  This is a casual, drop in, kind of affair, where members can bring their own projects to stitch,  or maybe work on one of the charity quilts, if they wish.  I could only manage to spare the morning, you know what it’s like, other things get in the way.  It was a good opportunity to carry on with hand stitching the scrappy black binding down on my large quilt.  This was expertly quilted by club member Paula of Rabbits Patch Quilting.

Hand stitching the binding

Sew Wot friend Moira came just for the morning too, bringing along her romantic looking quilt top.  Made with a Layer Cake from Grandmother's Garden shop,  she came up with this lovely design, adding a few of her own fabrics to the mix.  This one will be hand quilted, Moira said, and I’m sure it will be gorgeous when completed.

Moira’s layer cake quilt top ready for hand quilting

As usual, there was quite a selection of different projects being worked on, it is always so interesting to see just what is happening around the hall.  Two of the ladies attend a fortnightly class on heirloom blocks run by club member Fay and were working on the latest block. This is a class I would like to do sometime, as it teaches you to use all the different stitches and functions of your sewing machine.

Homework for Kath and Madalyn

Margaret was making tiny little hexies to apply to the front of a tote bag, there were several plastic boxes of them,  all neatly contained.  The bag, a Lynette Anderson design, will be stunning when it is completed.

Margaret's hexies are going on this bag pattern

Jane was machine quilting one of our club’s gifting (charity) quilts, and doing a lovely job of it.

A lovely gifting quilt

And Cheryl had almost finished a cheery cot quilt for her friend’s great-grandson.  I loved the farm scene fabric used in the centre of the quilt, full of farm animals, barns and tractors, just right for a little boy.

Made by Cheryl

Kath had brought along a couple of boxes of fabric from a friend who was having a bit of a clear-out.  It was a bit like bees around the honeypot as we all had a look through to see if there was anything that wanted to come home with us.

Lucky dip in the boxes

It was so nice to spend the morning stitching together.  Sadly, I’ll be missing the next sewing day, as we will be returning home after  holidaying in Australia, but that’s another story!


Julierose said...

Lovely projects going on in your group....I think that cot quilt is just adorable...gret fabric choices...hugs, Julierose

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lots of lovely projects and its always nice to sit and sew with friends x

Tired Teacher said...

Oh my, those tiny hexies are cute! All of the ladies are working on wonderful projects. I hope you found some fabric to "adopt."

Janice said...

A fun day. Such talented ladies.

Sandra Walker said...

It IS always such fun and gives a massage to the soul, doesn't it, when sewing with friends. Such an array of great projects going on. I have to look up my friend and see if the stitching group near me is going as I haven't been for ages what with one thing and another. Have a great trip to Australia!

Maria said...

Lovely to have spent a morning sewing along with your friends.lots of beautiful projects they are all working on.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

oh a hexie bag! I'm so glad I used mine for a project too. Always nice to take a class on the stitches your machine uses - I'm still figuring some out on my babylock

Karen S said...

Aren't these groups a great way to get together? Love seeing all the projects.