Monday, February 22, 2010

Coming along

It's been several days since my last post. The frozen pipes coming into the house have been fixed, and all the laundry that had accumulated during our "waterless" days is done.
Once the chores were done, I had time to go back to quilting. The guild raffle quilt was finished on Saturday, and I will post pictures on Wednesday when the guild puts it up on a huge display frame for photographs. It took me about 12 days, quilting about 4 hours a day, more or less, and trying to keep it similar to the picture in the Fons and Porter magazine. More about that after Wednesday.
The second guild quilt could not be started because the backing didn't arrive until today. So I squeezed in a customer quilt, picture below.

I belong to the Lake Gaston Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Last Wednesday one of our members gave us a class on tube quilts during which we were to use up as many scrap fabrics as we could and make charity quilts out of them. They will go to children who are leaving the local orphanage, a kind of "graduating" present now that they are too old to stay there any more. Here's the one I made and quilted Sunday.

I also joined the Pat Sloan Winter Olympic project group online, the aim of which is to complete as many UFO's as you can during the Olympics. Since I had longarm work to do, I have only one UFO that I'm working on right now. It's called Betsy Ross Sampler and comes from a pattern in the August, 2003 McCall's Quilting. Seven years! How did I let it go for that long? I still have the final border and the quilting to do, but here it is for now.

I'll catch up with you after Wednesday! Meanwhile, have a serene time quilting.

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