Saturday, February 27, 2010

'Quilting- thru- the- nite'

The Golden Threads quilting group is taking the finishing of the freemotion sampler quilts rather serious and on Friday, 26 February 2010, they all came to my house to get in an all-night quilting session.  It is lovely to see how each one is making slow but steady progress..... counting their blocks as they finish yet another one.

At first the blocks do not look like much but the moment the sashing and corner blocks are brought closer one gets the bigger picture and I am rather excited to see the results. I can see a couple of neat quilts finished soon!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rearranging my sewing room

Ever since my son left home and I took over his room as my sewing room, I thought I had the perfect set-up but as time went on, I found that not all works as I would like it, so the little head started spinning. I do believe that is the one time hubby fears me the most……… when I get it into my mind to start changing things. As they say, when a couple gets married, they become ONE and needless to say, when I say “the room would look nicer if ONE painted the wall” or “I will have more space if ONE moves the table to the other side”, it ought to be obvious that I am referring to hubby. As we are ONE, I get the idea and he has to do the work.

I made uniform dust covers for all 5 of my sewing machines and even covered the chairs with a double set of covers. If the top one gets dirty I can take it off and underneath there would still be a cover. Now just to get rid of this cold and I can start being productive.

First term Guild meeting

Our quilting guild is a full 21 years old this year and on Thursday, 11 February 2010, we had our first meeting for the year. The ladies responsible for the morning outdid themselves with the food and even the cake for the birthday was almost too pretty to eat. As usual there were the most beautiful quilts and we also got to see and meet the founder members of the guild.

February Golden Threads get-together

Suffering from an awful cold for a week now and I hardly have a voice. On 6 February I spent the afternoon with the Golden Threads group, all eagerly working on their free-motion sampler quilts. We rented a projector, screen and sound system to allow us all to see everything clearly. Now it is just a matter of finishing the 72 blocks (reversible). Connie was the first from the group to have all her blocks done and I can hardly wait to see the end results as everyone seems to nicer than the next. Just goes to show, one pattern, different fabrics and all look unique.