Sunday, August 23, 2015

Upstairs and Downstairs on Friday Afternoons

Friday there was lots of going on, both upstairs and downstairs, at The Golden Gese Quilt Shop at 22 Liberty Street in Concord, New Hampshire.

Here is Maureen, from the downstairs gang, holding up the first of her Christmas table runners. Looks great, Maureen!!

I took a close up of the fabrics so that you could see them better. Click to enlarge the picture.

The upstairs gang all laughed when I came to visit them with the chocolate dispenser, but they happily helped themselves, LOL!

Jan, below, had brought in her special project of re-covering her antique hassock with blue batik strips. Wow, it looks fabulous, Jan! Nice save! She also brought a delicious blueberry coffeecake, yummy!

Jan was working on that cute Sea Turtles pattern with the batiks.

Beverly, below, was working on the curved seams for her newest Drunkard's Path.

She had all her pieces cut out and matched together in stacks. Ready to sew?

You betcha!

Sue, seen below, was doing a new zipper pouch bag in an oriental fabric that had metallic gold printed on it.

She had wisely refrained from using it for the microwave bowl potholders!

Sue was also happy to show us her completed quilt in the medallion pattern. Wow, it came out so cool! Good job, Sue!

I stayed briefly to stitch a few 10" squares together to make more hourglass blocks as per Jenny Doan's tutorial on the Missouri Star Quilt Company's video. Remember these that I made on Tuesday? Link.

I also had gotten a much needed haircut, wheee!

It is muggy here and hot, so I have no desire to work on my hand hemming on my big quilt. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

On the other hand, I did finish up the little 40"X60" donation quilt that I had done as a Quilt-As-You-Go project.

This project used an Ebay scrap bag from Moda of their Country Orchard line from Blackbird Designs.

I did augment the strips with some pretty florals from my stash and made a scrappy binding, too.

That backing was a score from Marden's Department Store of Sanford, Maine!

The label and machine binding were "crude but effective" and I got it done. Done is better than perfect!

Linking up to So Scrappy Saturday, link.

And linking to Oh Scrap! Link.

And to Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt! Link.

Happy quilting!


scraphappy said...

Finished quilts are the prettiest of all. Good work.

cityquilter grace said...

oh vic as always *lenty of eye you can see one of my letters isnt working....haircut on my list this week too...that and some birthday fried clams...janet looks soo great at cyndis...she loved it of course, everyone does! jo morton has more fabric coming out in december....charlotte is the name of the line. kee* cool....better days coming!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your newly completed donation quilt. And you are right... finished is WAY better than perfect!!! :o))

gayle said...

You all look like you have such fun sewing together!
Big congrats on the finish!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It is always great to see what all the ladies are up to! Love your finished strip quilt. The colors are so soft and pretty.

Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It is always great to see what all the ladies are up to! Love your finished strip quilt. The colors are so soft and pretty.

Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, there's a lot going on in your world! How nice to be able to get together with friends to quilt.

PaulaB quilts said...

What fun to be part of such a great group, also good cooks apparently. Your strip quilt turned out very nicely, and finished too! By the way, my RSC15 post at place 12 works fine. The first one did not. I hope all goes well this week for you. Isn't it nice to get a haircut in summertime? I did the same.

Sheila said...

Looks like everyone had a good time!
I've always thought a finished quilt is better than a perfect quilt.

Janet O. said...

You always know where to find some good quilty fun!
Nice finish, Vic!

Jasmine said...

Hoe much fun to sew together! Love your scrap quilt too.

Cathy said...

Looks like fun. I only get to sew with me, myself and I. The conversation is the best.

Congrats on that donation quilt finish. I just love that backing fabric. Yummmmm.

Kate said...

Looks like a fun and productive group. I agree that done is better than perfect. Congrats on your finish.

Bonnie said...

Nice finish. Upstairs and Downstairs obviously have (has?) a lot of fun. And do you know anyone who will turn down CHOCOLATE??

Feathers in my Nest said...

Nice finish!...Your haircut is Lovely my Dear..I was absolutely drooling over all your Gorgeous blocks on Flickr! Major fabric envy!.You have great taste in fabric.Lol! Your blocks are just beautiful..Hugs to the pets.

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