Saturday, July 20, 2013

Summer Sewing Day

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, today, I spent the day at the London Friendship Quilters' Guild Summer sewing day. Between 20 and 30 of us gathered in a cool church basement and sewed the day away!  Charlene gave me three more slabs and Cathy made one at the sewing day.

I now have 22 slabs.

I spent my time finishing off the front of Christine's birthday gift--a pillow. (Her birthday was a while ago and she has actually seen the Dresden plate.) I added the orange centre and sandwiched and quilted it today.

I decided on a radiating organic quilting pattern. 

I think you can see it better in this picture.

I hope to put the back together tomorrow and get this project finished.

Cathy delivered my Swoon quilt to me today so I trimmed it and made the binding. Pictures of the completed quilt will be posted as soon as I finish it.

I also made the binding for the Trip Around the World quilt that my nieces and I pieced together. It is being quilted by Cathy as well. It should be ready for binding shortly.

I promised pictures of my "Sewing Baskets" quilt when I finished the binding, so here it is!

Those are my DH's feet in the picture!  He is an excellent quilt holder.  ;-)

Karen C did a wonderful, whimsical job on the quilting:

And here is my pieced back: 
I used an extra selvage spool block as my label. I will be bringing this quilt to this year's BIQR with Gwen Marston for show and tell night. I made most of the quilt top at last year's retreat. The theme was "Liberated Medallion Quilts". 

I was out wandering around the garden tonight as supper was cooking on the BBQ.  The bees were buzzing and having a party at the liatris plant.

The black eyed Susans have started blooming this week:

I caught a little butterfly on this bloom.
I just love echinaceas, don't you??
These scavoleas are in a pot near the gate to the vegetable garden:
The vegetable garden is starting to produce food to eat, including these kohlrabi: 
I have also picked some peppers and yellow zucchini which we cooked in our BBQ wok for dinner tonight.
This is a great time of year for fresh fruit and vegies!
Here is this week's stash report:
Fabric used in the last week: 2.25 yards
Total fabric used this year: 111  yards
Fabric added to the stash in the last week: 0 yards
Total fabric added this year: 93.73 yards
Net fabric used this year: 17.27 yards
Until next time...


  1. Oh, how I LOVE that selvage quilt, dear Gail! It is Perfect! Happy for your sewing day, and for all those slabs getting done, too, but that medallion spoolsy quilt is w.o.w. ~

  2. Your Sewing Baskets quilt looks amazing!!Great job!

  3. Lovely colours for your sewing basket quilt, and love the B&W striped binding !

  4. Nice photos Gail ... love your medallion quilt. And Christine's pillow. (Dinner looks yummy too!)

  5. Your striped bindings look so fun...just waiting to finish up a quilt.
    Love the sewing medallion is gorgeous! Just LOVE it!

  6. I love your Sewing Basket quilt. It is so cheerful. What great fun! Love the quilting too. Isn't it great when the quilting is so perfect that it enhances your quilt?