Sunday, September 2, 2012

A day of Sewing

My friend Becky was hosting a piecing class in her newly opened quilt barn.  
See her blog here:

This is the planned project for the day, but some will be making quilts or wall hangings.

 We start with a string swap... We each brought a quantity of 1.5inch strips then took turns walking around the table make 16 piles of assorted strips.   This gave each of us a nice assortment to work with.

 Then the sewing began.  I didn't get pictures of individuals sewing... I was busy sewing myself!  But I did take this picture to remind me how to line up the pieces so I don't cut off the points on my basket base.

Becky's husband, Rick, prepared a nice lunch for all of us.... salad, corn muffins, cooked vegetables and beef and gravy.  YUM!

Here are just some of the blocks completed by mid afternoon.  Some were made with dark backgrounds...

 This one was made with some pieced strips!  See.. there in the middle the one strip is part gold and part blue batik... and to the right of that is a pink/green pieced strip.

Some blocks on the design wall showing alternative layouts.  

 Here are my blocks laid out.

It was a fun day and plans were made for another gathering next month.... maybe an overnight stay!

As I was loading my gear back in the car I noticed this beautiful butterfly garden!  I tried to get a picture with the wings wide open... they were beautiful... but fast!