Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sewing Night & Quilting Bee at Church

Sewing Night this week was rather quiet.  There were only 2 of us.  Mom came down to visit, too, but I was the only one sewing.  Since I brought home several projects to do on weekends, I had to pick something else to do.  I saw my Dr. Seuss squares sitting in a pile, and noticed there was a big empty spot on the quilt board, so I starting putting them up.  I had the expertise of 2 pro quilters to help me with the arrangement (Mom and Avril).  This is the result.  I've got all the squares sewn together in rows.  It won't be long now!  I'm excited!  I bought this fabric way back in October 2011.  If you're interested, you can read the original post here.
 Saturday, I went to a quilting bee at church.  It was so much fun!  There were a record number of us there, so everything went very quickly.  We prepped 8 quilts!  I brought 4 home to sew the edges down, then they're ready to be shipped to Mexico!
Since we've almost used up all the quilt tops that we had, Jane spent the day sewing squares together to make more.
 These girls laid out new squares to be sewn into quilt tops.
 I was thrilled to see Ken today (center).  He's hasn't been well, so he didn't join us for choir this season. He usually sits next to me, and he is such a sweetheart!  I missed him terribly!  It was great to hang out with him today.  I miss his corny jokes.  "I see, said the blind man as he stepped off the pier."  :D
 Here I am diligently folding the edges to make our "binding".  
 Oh what fun we had!  I had to get a picture of this.  I looked over and cracked right up.  How many ladies does it take to detangle a ball of yarn?  Apparently, four!
I am so blessed to be able to do fun stuff with such great people.  What a great week!

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