Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday Night Sew-in

Below are pictures of my current quilt-in-progress which I worked on during Friday Night Sew-in. I can't wait to browse the other sites and see what other creations are out there. Click on the button at the right and you can also see the works of others.

I recently joined the McDonough, Ga. chapter of the Silver Thimble Quilt Club http://silverthimblequilt.com/Regular/QuiltClub.html facilitated by my new friend, quilt designer Pat Wys. She really has some fantastic quilts shown on her web site at
http://silverthimblequilt.com/index.htm. The first quilt introduced to the club was "Strawberry Pie"
My LQS used some very pretty fabric for the kits which reminded me of summertime that brought sunshine to my dreary, rainy day. But that's okay because dreary and rainy is synonymous with sewing days for me.
This seems to be a fun, easy pattern. Pat suggested we put all the fabric in a bag, shake it up and sew together what was pulled out. So that's what I did....Gotta tell ya...it was kinda scary!

Here I've sewn the strips into pairs. I did cheat near the end and look because I didn't want to pull out two like pieces.


Then I mixed up the pairs and sewed two pairs together to make 4 strip segments. I just love the fabric that came with the kit...... Nice, bright and happy.

The Kit came with focus fabric and also stripe fabric for the binding. The fabric colors make me feel like I want to play.

Alas, this is as far as I've progressed on this quilt. But no fear....it's an all day rain event here in the Southeast which for me means an all day sew event. I hope to have everything pieced by days end. (midnight). Hubby is playing golf.....yes, yes...in the rain, then football later on will keep him occupied....so no guilty feelings will prevail. Hopefully tomorrow I will post pics of the finished pieced top.

Hope you have a joyful day in whatever you choose to do. Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Happy Quilting! Happy Living!

5 comments:

  1. The colors of your quilt are very cheerie. Looks like you got quite a bit done. I am glad you joined us. There were 148 people last I looked.

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  2. That has turned out lovely.. it sure was a lot of fun...
    Cath Ü

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  3. The quilt is so great. I hope I didn't scare you too much with the random sewing out of the bag trick. I can't wait to see the quilt when it is finished. BTW your photo presentation for the blog is super!

    Looking forward to many many more Silver Thimble projects and sewing time together!!!

    Pat

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  4. Love the fabrics for your quilt

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  5. What fun! I love the idea of shaking all the stipes up and matching them randomly...lovely. Hope you had a great sew-in!

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