Yesterday was spent at All Comers Day, a casual monthly stitching day organized by my quit club, Town and Country Quilters. I took some hand stitching along, my two little baby quilts, and got the binding stitched down on both, so I’m really pleased about that. I photographed them once I returned home.
For the backings I had a piece of nice warm Winceyette (flannel) for the blue quilt – I like to use this for backing on quilts for little ones. It stops the quilt sliding off, and is nice and cuddly. The pink quilt was backed with a piece of pink seersucker, picked up from the freebie box at club night recently. These two quilts will be kept here for a while, you never know when a baby quilt may be required, and it's good to have a couple on hand. Other wise, they may get donated sometime in the future.
Showing the backings
Madalyn, our club President had asked for people to help at the March All Comers Day. The Quiltfest Raffle Quilt needed some willing sewers to sew the donated hexagon flowers together. Anyone who could spare 1/2 an hour, an hour or a couple of hours to come and help sew would be welcomed with open arms she said. When I arrived the flowers were laid out on the backing, and pinned in place. And before too long a group of willing workers were sitting around the table stitching all those hexagon flowers together.
Hexagon flowers cascading down
I’d never worked with hexagons so brought along my own projects, plus my packed lunch, of course. With the bindings hand stitched down on both before the end of the day, I was a happy quilter indeed.
Our groups meets in the Vintage Car Club Rooms, and there was all sorts of activity outside in the car park. The members were gathering there before they went off on a ride, showing off their wonderful cars. I went outside to take a few photos. I rather liked this one, a Model T Ford, the owner told me. But he didn’t offer to whisk me away on a vintage car jaunt, so I went back inside to get on with my stitching. I could just imagine me sitting there like someone really important, with the wind blowing in my hair!
How is this for a vintage car!
It was lovely day out, chatting with club members, getting to know a couple of newer members I hadn’t met before, while we all worked on our favourite pastime.