Saturday, November 19, 2011

Quilt 'til You Wilt Report

I left home this morning at 7:45am--my husband thought I was nuts to get out of bed so early on a Saturday morning!  There was a good reason for my early rising--Today was Quilt 'til You Wilt! It started at 8am and I arrived a bit early to find that there were already 5 people there ahead of me!  This annual event is held at a local hotel. We moved the tables around to make sure everyone had access to electrical outlets, set up our machines and started to sew.

Around 9am, breakfast was served, so we all stopped for a bite to eat before getting back to our machines. I had a bagel and some fresh fruit.
My first project--borders for Roll Roll Cotton Boll.  I had brought 4-5 projects with me but this one consumed most of my day.  I sewed the strips I showed you in the last post together and then cut them into 172 of these units:

Then, I cut the brown triangles out and sewed them on to each of these threesies.

It took a long time to iron these and trim the dog ears!

After a delicious supper--a Greek buffet--I started sewing them together to make the borders. (Lunch was very good too--broccoli soup, salad and sandwiches)

First I sewed twosies, then foursies, get the picture...

At the end of the day, I had one side sewn together--39 units. I have some other smaller sections made as well.

I walked around the room every so often to look at other people's projects and to take pictures for the London Friendship Quilters' Guild blog. Our blog editor will do a post soon using the pictures.

I also added a border to a block that I made yesterday for a table topper. This topper will be put into a gift exchange at a Christmas party which is coming up soon.  I quilted it and added the binding at QTYW but did the hand sewing tonight when I got home.  The block is called Puss in the Corner.

I wilted about 8pm tonight--it was a great day!

Come back again soon as I have an exciting give-away coming up this week!  I will try to do the post about it tomorrow and will make the draw later this week. You will not want to miss out on a chance to win!


  1. Sounds like a great time - would love to have joined you!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day! Bonnie's quilts sure are time intensive - all day to just get one border done - wow! But it looks great!

  3. The border is worth all the time and effort too, I think it really makes the quilt.