Is what the gals were at this month’s quilt group gathering. We met yesterday, one week later than our normal date, because of…………yup, you guessed it!….a snow storm last week!!!!
As usual, there were many who got going bright and early (the room is open at 8:30 a.m.) on the day’s project. Judy was showing the gals how to make a small paper pieced flower name tag and there were some who were doing that and some other stitchings. Just a great time to catch up on each one’s life happenings with a good cuppa! Paper piecing has piqued the interest of several of our gals…….”apple core” (foreground) and a larger hexie color wheel are the most recent projects.
The “Shadow Box” quilt top on the table was brought so Carol could get some quilting suggestions…….and, of course, we obliged!!!!!
Faye has been focusing on her rug hooking these days.
This bag trio was beautifully done!!!
We all agreed that these South American, lace edged, dish towels were almost too pretty to use!!!!!!
Another “Shadow Box” soon to be gifted.
These next photos show blocks made from the short-cut technique where 2 fabric blocks are sewn together on all 4 edges, right sides facing, cut diagonally both directions and pressed open for 4 quick half-square triangles. These are sewn together to form a large pinwheel. The block is cut again….2” & 1/8” either side of the center stitching (vertically and horizontally) and arranged in several options.
Note:This quick method produces 4 half-square triangle blocks that have bias outer edges, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem, if handled somewhat gently. If anyone is interested in a better tutorial, just leave me a comment and I will post one.
That’s it for this time. Errands to do today but maybe some quilting time later. Stay tuned………………………