Of course, it wouldn’t be a weekend away if we didn’t shop and add to our Fabric Libraries and, there is always the necessity of getting something to help out the weekend’s projects (yeah, I know – any excuse!).In the studio, the design wall was put to good use over the weekend, with lots of projects going up as blocks to be arranged (and re-arranged), then hosting the results of sewing the bits together. Wanna see?
Karen’s blocks made from my “Alice’s Cross” template (VT4038MC)
and altogether with sashing and corner stonesa quilt Karen is making for one of her sistersHelen’s blocks made from my “Sunburst” template (VT4017MC), on pointor square onyes, that’s better, and here it is all sewn togetherHelen worked on more of her applique too
Kaye prepped several projects include her Peacocksone from Kim McLeanand one using my “Elwood Rose” template (VT4019MC)Jenny brought along a needle book she made in primary school – so cute! she finished the backing for a quiltand started sewing blocks for anotherMaree was working on more of her blocksand the quilt was up and down from the design wall before I got my act together to snap a pic AND I also forgot to get a pic of the quilt top that Maree basted and started hand quilting. I also owe Andrea an apology as I didn’t take any pics of her applique work – grrrrr!
I had a very successful weekend….sort of. Got these blocks up on the design wall, happy with the arrangement and went to cut the setting triangles only to find I’d brought the wrong fabrics with me!They’re stacked and ready for when I get the correct fabric! It was then onto my circles. Decision time. I was very grateful for all your input, Dear Peeps, but I couldn’t settle on anything really and it was just easiest to go with random…..and I mean REALLY random; I fluffed the blocks in the tin and then dug my hand in a picked up a block to join yes, I really did do it that way. I only rejected a couple and went foraging again. And it turned out pretty well…..Just needs border now……and more circles! Until then it’s safely tucked back inside the tinThen is was “Steampunk‘s” turn. I cut out all the setting triangles and the sashing, and had decided to add in corner stones so cut them too ready to start putting it up on the design wall. But laying it out was all too hard, so I just picked up whichever block was next.Towards the end of the day, I ran out of steam and didn’t have the oomph to push through the final 6 seams, but they’re all ready to go and it won’t take much to get it together.So, all in all a pretty productive weekend all ’round, me thinks!
Thanks to my Sewjourn girls for a fabulous weekend (and Helen for sharing this largesse!)
Same time next year?