Six quilters came to QNIC tonight at my house! This is a record. For our snack tonight, we had tea and raspberry/blueberry shortcakes. Very yummy! They were eaten so fast, I did not get a picture!
You are probably wondering what everyone was working on...
Sandra, a recent convert to quilting, was putting the binding on her first quilt which is the 7 shirts quilt designed by Nancy at Life is a Stitch
It is her first quilt and looks great. Sandra is taking some quilting lessons from Jacqui who was working on putting the binding on a quilt that will be a wedding gift. The wedding is on Saturday and the quilt should be done on time! This quilt is a curved log cabin quilt and she found some wonderful cut logs fabric for the backing.
Nancy was cutting up some striped shirts she bought at one of the local thrift stores in preparation for another shirt quilt. You can check her blog for pictures which I am sure she will post as she is working on this quilt.
Karen started a new project and working on cutting out the pieces. She is making a table runner. Her focus fabric is the Canadian postcards fabric from Thimbleberries.
Roxene sewed the binding on a quilt that she made from leftovers from a previous project. There was much discussion around the table about how to sew the binding on it--all of us used slightly different methods.
I worked on a project started in the wintertime. I stopped working on it to make a bunch of gifts and my daughter's university quilt. This is one of those quilts that is made by sewing strips around a large square and then cutting them up and sewing them back together again. I am still on the sewing the strips on stage of this project.
Roxene brought over a new tool to show us. It is a needle threader made by Clover. Nancy has one at home --her husband bought it for her but she has never used it. She will be getting it out now! The needle threader got passed around the table several times and now everyone has "tool envy"... Santa--if you are reading this, we have all been very good and would like one of these in our Christmas stockings this year!
We laughed lots and did a little sewing as well. We are all looking forward to the next QNIC. We may even go on a field trip for some SEX...(Stash Enhancement eXercise).