Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday And Scrambling

From scrambling breakfast eggs, to scrambling for a parking space at The Golden Gese Quilt Shop (22 Liberty Street, Concord, New Hampshire), to scrambling to pay off our steep New Hampshire property taxes on the farm this afternoon, my day was full of scrambling!

The Friday Quilters were gathered around inside for sewing, chomping chocolates, chatting, and showing & sharing. When I came in, (from left to right) Claire, Kim, and Heidi were already sewing up a storm.

Downstairs at The Golden Gese, was Barbara from Maine, who was adding more length to her awesome scrappy bricks top. She wants the bricks to flow horizontally across the bed.

All the scraps are from her own stash. There are many Civil War historical reproductions as well as lovely florals that caught my eye. Just look at the richness of all the different fabrics!!! (You may click on any photo to enlarge it for better viewing.)

"Puppy Mom" Beverly was there with our darling mascot, "Yoda."

I must, here & now, print my most humble retraction for having called Yoda part Shitzu. Dear me, he is Yorkshire Terrier and Silky Terrier, now how could I have made such a gross mistake?
Perfect gentleman that he is, I was already forgiven by today. What a good little guy! Actually, at less than 5 months old, he was only interested in his toy, LOL!

Bev was busy trying out arrangements for the layout of her crayon box blocks, and Barbara from Maine was helping Beverly out by suggesting new possibilities.

The big layout table is so handy and we are all very grateful to our hostess, Nancy Gesen, for allowing us to use it during times that the rooms are not booked with quilting classes.

 Beverly and Barbara tried this arrangement for a while, but didn't like the doubled white lines.

Once Beverly settled upon her final choice, she determined that she wanted some extra white strips sewn on along the bottom edge to complete the design.

Darlene and Marianne concurred with her choice. Don't you just love the diagonals set up by the little black flippy corner triangles?

In the meantime, Penny, of Penny's Longarm Quilting (76 Church Street, Hillsboro, NH 03244, (603) 486-8081) brought back Heidi's quilted batik top. Heidi had done it using a layer cake pattern of rows of offset squares. Look at this!!!

The freehand spiral and plumes quilting is a wee bit hard to see in this photo, but those tropical batiks are as delicious as sherbert on a hot day.

As for me, I spent my time just assembling the 60 sashing components for my Bonnie K. Hunter's mystery quilt called Grand Illusion.

As I worked, I learned that I had sewed ten units together bass-ackwards and I corrected them with my trusty seam ripper immediately. Soon I had a basket filled with all the corrected pieces, YEAY!!!

By the time that I was ready to leave, Bev had her first "augmented block" sewn for keeping the design and it looked great! If you look closely, you can see her perfect purples for her borders are sitting on the table off to one side.

As I write the last of this post, Husband Wonderful is just returning from paying our taxes at our town hall. He had also stopped off to pick up some needed toilet paper. He came in, brandished the package of Charming Mega-Rolls, and exclaimed to me, "Well, Victoria, now we are officially wiped out!" LOL! Geez, don't you just hate toilet paper jokes?

Life is good. Keep scrambling!

Happy sewing


cityquilter grace said...

nice photos....good to see plenty of good quilting going on....can't wait to see grand illusion!

Janet O. said...

Looks like a very fun way to spend a day.
I really like the crayon box blocks.

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