Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Modern Day Quilting Bee

Quilters Pets, the small quilting group that I belong to had our last meeting before taking time off for the summer yesterday and we had a modern day quilting bee. Joan, one of our members got volunteered to make a quilt for a charity raffle for the Home Child Care Association. This is one of the associations that she is involved with through her work and they are having a big fund raiser in the fall. Last month's meeting was at my place and I gave a tutorial on the wonky star block that I used for the bushfire quilt I made earlier in the year. Joan liked the block and decided to use it for her charity quilt and it would be a good block to work on in a group setting since it doesn't require extreme precision.

We had a great time, lots of laughs and got 12 blocks made for the lap size quilt within 2 1/2 hours. We started with cutting the fabric into the needed squares and triangles. Here's a picture of the 2 sewers and the presser. There was a gal at this table trimming where the gals were sewing but every time the camera came out she very quickly disappeared.

Here's one of the trimmers of the wonky squares...

... and the second trimmer of the wonky squares.

I ended up floating around from table to table assisting everyone. The big challenge was getting people's minds out of orderly and into wonky. It was an interesting process to see how gals kept wanting to put the blocks together in a neat and orderly way instead of randomly to get the wonky look. Here is the end result of the evening's efforts.

Here are some close up shots of the blocks.


Purple Paisley Patch said...

The blocks are great and look fab together. What a fun way to spend an evening. :-)

hetty said...

What a great way to spend an evening quilting together. I love the look of the alternating background fabrics and I love the house fabric! Good job!

Elizabeth said...

I love the little houses in the middle.