Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/orca-bay-mystery.htmlFinally I had a chance to actually complete my version of Orca Bay, of course Tilly thinks it belongs to her. I had a difficult time sewing the binding down with her laying in the middle of the quilt!
So off I went. I was sooo happy I got to go. I have missed being with other quilters and I really needed the jolt of inspiration and boy did I get a jolt. What a wonderful bunch.
Finally we got busy. We were noisey but we were all working on our blocks, this is a really beautiful table runner we are building.
As the day goes by everyone scrambles to complete at least one block.
Uh Oh a group meeting, what's up? Did I miss something? What's goin on?
Oh and then from all the cutting and pressing block parts start to emerge
fabric choices begin showing their true colors
all the variety
the first quarter of one block YAY
Suddenly the pressing station is very busy and one has to wait in line, and while waiting you admire the other works in progress
When all was done we had a wonderful day full of laughter and silliness, then for a grand finale we got to eat birthday cake, and the quilter it was for had already gone home! So we ate her cake for her.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
I cannot believe how fast the days just disappear! I spend lots of time on job apps. then there is the chores to do, otherwise this little house looks like a tornado has gone through. Usually by 11 or 12 I am free to do some sewing. Yesterday I finally started quilting my Orca. This is not exactally an easy thing when you have no floor space to spread things out. But I have a very useful and portable quilting frame that I use to pin baste.