Saturday, January 12, 2013

It's been ages...

I have had several people comment to me that I have not been blogging much lately.  Life continues to be busy and there has not been much sewing time, until this week.  After several weeks' break from our weekly sewing night, Christine and I got together on Wednesday night to work on some projects. I made some 9 patches in red and yellow for the mystery quilt swap for the London Friendship Quilter's Guild. This month, we had to make 20 red and 20 yellow/gold 9 patches.

Today, Christine and I taught a workshop on using selvages. On Wednesday night, we both worked on some samples to show the people who came to the workshop.

Christine finished off her selvage pillow on Thursday and brought it to the workshop today.

Nine ladies spent the day with us today. We showed them how to make selvage fabric, selvage asterisk blocks (from the Selvage blog),

selvage snowflakes (from the Q and the U blog)

 a selvage thread catcher (Thanks for the pattern, Jacqui), and spool blocks like I made for my Sewing Basket quilt when I was at the Beaver Island Quilt retreat with Gwen Marston in September.

We talked about the endless possibilites for selvage projects and where we get our inspiration... blogs, books, magazines, etc.  Any string block can be made with selvages as well.

We had fun and everyone went home with a completed or nearly completed project and lots of ideas and inspiration for more selvage projects.

I can hardly wait for the next guild meeting's show and tell time!

Tonight, my husband is out so I spent the evening pulling fabrics for a surprise project...My focus fabric for this project has outhouses on it!

 More pictures to follow. I hope to get this quilt top together this week.

Happy sewing!  (and I will try to blog a little more often!)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again Gail and Christine for a fun and productive day!