Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Magical Window Screens?

Ahhhh, turkey reds are on the discussion over at Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilts blog.

It was delightful to be temporarily distracted from the intensely muggy air that seems to make the damned houseflies appear and constantly land upon you. Yes, that's right, I'm still trying to go without the AC when the temps are only in the 70's.

I had fun downstairs in the cool of the cellar but I refused to run the iron to press the above block!
Some other time, perhaps? 

Those reds were found in one of my ancient hoards of plastic scrap bags from Keepsake Quilting's Annual Tent Sale. If you happened to have missed that post, here is a link back to it so you can vicariously enjoy the fun of the hunt for bargain-priced quilting cottons. Link.

On Tuesday, yesterday, The Sunshine Club met at The Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center, and we enjoyed seeing each other's progress.

Beverly, above, has decided to use a classic black solid background for her soccer-based Tee shirt quilt for her grandson's high school graduation next year. She tried auditioning it and liked it!

Sue made great strides on her electric blue strippy quilt and already had it sandwiched and pin basted from home.

Sue was quilting merrily along and doing a great job at it!

You go, girl!

Before leaving, I gave a brief demonstration of the "Sausage Roll" pillowcase construction. There were no pictures of that, but if you wish to view the tutorial here is the link.

The reason that I left early is because I also join up with the Evergreen hand-sewing circle on the last Tuesday of each month.
Below you can see that I'm working on my hand hemming of my binding of Grand Illusion designed by Bonnie K. Hunter. Her pattern can be purchased here. It is soooo worth it! Thank you, Bonnie!

We had a great time sewing and chatting and even chomped a little chocolate, too! Our hostess, Camille, who owns the Evergreen Country Primitives Quilt Shop, had a sale basket of lovely Civil War cottons.

They had been precut into one-yard hunks that were priced at $5.25 each. Wheeeee! Those two fat quarters were at her regular price of $3.50 each, but who could resist those cuties???? Click to enlarge the picture.

Today, Matthew's fiance, Bella, celebrated her 27th birthday and we all wished her well! I took this photo of the dew at dawn on a cobweb for her card. Isn't nature spectacular?

Lastly, before I go, one more random pinwheel block snuck in here. Who left that window open?

I say keep the houseflies out, but let the random silly quilt blocks fly into your sewing room! Now those would be truly magical window screens, wouldn't they?

Happy quilting!


Janet O. said...

A very fun post, Vic! Love your way of expressing things. Wish I could have those magic window screens. : )
I enjoyed seeing Evergreen Country Primitives. Love Camille--what a wonderful lady! Looks like a great sale purchase you made.

gayle said...

What fun groups you have!
I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with all those pinwheels...

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The Civil War fabrics are just the best! Love a good bargain but think the tent sale might bring out the aggression in me

cityquilter grace said...

love the turkey reds and those pinwheel blocks too....lots of good eye candy there vic!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I just placed an order for those screens, unfortunately they're out of stock... they said you and your blog readers had already ordered them all. ;) Oh, how I love a turkey red!

Feathers in my Nest said...

I'm a Turkey Red Lover too!!..your fabrics are all just Luscious..great taste in fabrics Vic..I want to be just like you when I grow up!

Congratulations Matthew!! on your engagement to Bella.

Debra in Ma.

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