Saturday, December 4, 2010

guild UFO day

It was a dismal rainy day, and perfect for a group sewing day. I grabbed my 'Winter' quilt from my closet where it's been since last year. Each block was done by a friend in a monthly swap. At the end of 11 months (1 block per month), we had a party for the unveiling of all the blocks. Very exciting! Since it was already  sandwiched, and I had started the machine quilting, it was easy to pick up. I got all the straight seams done and I started meandering in one of the blocks. I had to rip one block out twice when the machine was acting up on me. I stayed calm though. The Christmas music and happy chatter in the background definitely helped. I read the manual, made some adjustments, tested it first and at least got a block done. Now that I have it home I will use my everyday machine to quilt it. I had the little Jem Gold with me. That's my workshop machine.
This is the start of a scrappy strip quilt by Nicole, that I was really attracted to. I love anything scrappy.

Two sisters showed up with one of these each which they sandwiched and pinned together. It is a rag quilt. If you look closely you can see cows and sheep and various animals on it.

While I was out Gord put a new shelf up beside my sewing cabinet. It feels like Christmas! I planned to take away the bulletin board but it fit perfectly underneath the shelf.

1 comment:

Exuberant Color said...

Several people have brought those little lightweight machines to my machine quilting classes and they almost always had fits when we got to the free motion. They are great for straight stitch and easy on the back for carrying though.