Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Quilt Guild Half-Nighter

Friday was our Quilt Guild Half-Nighter. We decided all night quilting marathons are not that productive so now we quilt from 10 am to 10 pm a couple times a year. We didn't have a huge turnout, but those that came had a wonderful time and did a lot of sewing! We didn't even make it until 10, though, it was all pretty much over by 9:00. I got a quilt binding done, finished piecing a top and got a queen sized quilt basted - I was thrilled by my productivity and quite tired by the end of the day.

I taught a very quick demo on how to do a disappearing 9-patch. The ladies all loved it and I hope to see a lot of quilts come out of it! I spent most of my day sewing up the rest of my 5 inch charms that I had cut from some of my older stash. All florals, lots of odd ball colors, and many of them being 99 cent a yard fabric from the 80's! Nothing matchy or wonderful, but it all works together to make a colorful quilt top that will make a nice quilt when it's finished.

I tried taking the quilt outside for a picture, but it was too windy, so I laid it out on the grass - I'll bet if you have been quilting for more than 10 years you might have some of these fabrics in your stash, too!

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