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Sunday, March 31, 2019

A Successful Stitching Day

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.


White Rose said...

Hi Jenny so glad you had a wonderful day and i love both your beautiful finishes,well done my friend,oh what a shame the gentleman didnt offer to take you for a ride the old cars are fascinating xx

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

looks like you had a lovely day out and those baby quilts turned out really great

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your quilts look so lovely and snuggly! Love all those pretty hexies xx

Maria said...

Great day out with stitchy friends ... both baby quilts look lovely...
lots of colourful hexies the ladies all worked on..

Tired Teacher said...

The baby quilts are adorable! Your serpentine stitching looks even more fantastic in these photos. I haven't seen seersucker fabric in ages. I love it for summer clothing. What a delight it would have been to go for a ride in the vintage car.

loulee said...

Your two quilt s look lovely.
The hexie quilt looks interesting.

Karen S said...

Great finish on the baby quilts. They look lovely.
The hexagons look good spread out in the photos.
Looks like a good day with the car club.

Janice said...

Well done in your finishes. Nice ones to gave out of the way. The next quilt is looking great too

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on finishing those two sweet baby quilts!!