Saturday, May 21, 2016

Friday Fun!

Yesterday at the Friday Quilters at The Golden Gese Quilt Shop on 22 Liberty Street in Concord, New Hampshire, I had two small, manageable goals.

One goal was to measure and cut batting for the Heartstrings donation quilt over at the Senior Center in Alton New Hampshire. As you can see, I like to use a yardstick and a fine point Sharpie marker to draw my line all the way across before cutting.

The top is a Heartstrings with red focus fabric made by several of the gals in The Sunshine Club that meets on Tuesdays. If you'd like instructions here is the link. Link.

My other goal was to get the Edith top pressed, measured (80" by 80") and folded up to take home. I did get that goal done, but did not take a new photo of it. The snapshot below is the quilt top before pressing, just for reference.

Both Maureen and Beverly were there and they both worked on helping me to cobble up a long skinny side piece to enlarge my batting for the Heartstrings raffle quilt top.

We broke a needle, sewed the seam wrong and re-sewed it, and, ultimately, I learned that all that travail was unnecessary. That batting was wide enough to use without the supplemental strip along the side of it. Thank you, ladies, for trying!

Maureen was still working on her blue Rhombus quilt piecing and it's coming along nicely! If Maureen looks different to you, she is sporting new glasses frames and has lost some weight on her diet. Win, win, win!

Beverly was also starting a Rhombus quilt with three bold colors; yellow, white, and blue.

We did also enjoy some bright purple and blue Birthday cake to help Claire celebrate her upcoming special day.

Sue was working diligently on her Storytellers quilt by Nancy Gere for Windham. Those sure are tiny HST's!

We all had a good day together!

Lest I forget, let's remember Julie K's Log Cabin Lunacy night is tonight! Link.

I really must get back to dropping my blocks on top of my strips for more of these!

Also linking up to Oh Scrap! Link.

Happy quilting!


Scrap and quilts said...

Looks like you have a lot of fun with the girls, and good progress too. I like the technique you use to make the log cabin. Smart! ;^)

Jayne said...

What better way to spend your day! Quilting and cake!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I might just have to start a log cabin quilt myself. Thanks for sharing yours with Oh Scrap!

gayle said...

I'd been watching you make log cabins that way, then when Log Cabin Lunacy appeared I knew I had to jump in! I've got eight blocks done so far, inspired by your speedy blocks. Thanks!

Marly said...

Your strings quilt looks lovely, as does the hourglass quilt. Good luck quilting them. I see log cabin lunacy popping up everywhere; I'm tempted to join in!

Janet O. said...

You gals in NH know how to have quilty fun. : )
One day you may even convince me to start a big log cabin quilt (I've only made paper pieced minis).

julieQ said...

What pretty log cabin blocks!!! and those string blocks just pull at my heart!!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Loving those log cabin blocks. I think I can hear the hum of your machine from here!

Quilter Kathy said...

I just love your white sewing machine! Enjoy!

Caryl W said...

It looks like a fun way to do log cabin blocks...I think I used to do it that way a long time ago. Sooooo much fun!

julieQ said...

Please send me your snail mail won a prize, for sharing your log cabin quilt on my blog!!

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