Thursday, May 26, 2016

Square Deal

We had a great time at The Sunshine Club chatting and chomping chocolate! The weather was cool and rainy on Tuesday, but it has since then broken into a torrid summer heat wave.

Seen below is Marge, working on her pink Yo-yos, and her husband, Ernie, who left us in search of a chess partner there at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center.

Bev, below, joined in the fun working on her black borders of her soccer-themed Tee shirt quilt.

The big surprise was that she has invested in a new 25th Anniversary Edition Janome sewing machine. Whooo-hoo, it's a beauty!

I was working on hand hemming on the strings raffle quilt to benefit the Center and you can see it piled up on the table in front of me.

Sue, seen above at the back of the room, had agreed to do some of the hand hemming at her house, but she was worried about her skill set when it came to turning the corners.

So I promptly demonstrated how to turn a corner but it turned out to be one of the worst ones I've ever done in my life! We both laughed that this quilt will need to be viewed only by a rider on top of a galloping horse!

By the way, my Tee shirt really does read, "Holy Scrap," with an "S" that's barely visible in the photo.

When I was home and the sun shone, I was able to photograph the little Charm Pack quilt that has no name. Maybe I'll call it "Square Deal."

It is mostly Moda, in Howard Marcus' line known as "Collections For A Cause; Community", with a Marcus Brothers Textiles striped border by Judy Rothermel.

This was quilted by me on Ellen Peters' longarm even though, at a mere 50" by 60", I could have Free Motion Quilted it.

The quilting you've seen before on this blog. It's sort of a free-handed flower of paisley petals, then echoed back into position for the next blossom. It was taught to me by a fellow Stashbuster, Nancie V. from Texas. Thank you, Nancie!

Thank you, Ila, in Illinois, for the pretty red and orange paisley fabric for the backing. I had just enough to do it and it looks smashing! Thank you, thank you!

It's nice to have this done, even though it needs a label.

Also, I wanted to share with you a pair of pretty potholders that I'd sent to my friend, Marge, in Arkansas as a "Thank you" for her generous gift of sending me Civil War fabrics.

Some of those fabulous fabrics were built right into the potholders to go right back to her, LOL! Poetic justice?

I am Sew Blessed and Scrap Happy, as my little wooden signs say, hope you are, too!

Happy quilting!


straythreads said...

You ladies get so much done every week!! good for you!! Love the scrappiness of your quilts

gayle said...

All those 'holy scraps' look great! And those potholders are absolutely gorgeous!

Janet O. said...

When you are trying to teach someone to turn corners on a binding, of course that is when you will do your worst corner. Isn't that how it goes?
That striped border on your charm square quilt is perfect--love your name choice, too.
Very pretty potholders, and very thoughtful of you.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Love those scrappy strips, and of course the tee shirt too! I think we all need one of those. The potholder thank yous are great. And I love the irony of getting some of her fabric back!

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