Saturday, November 8, 2014

Elgin Piecemakers Sewing Day

The Elgin Piecemakers Guild met at a local church hall for a day of sewing today. Everyone was busy all day with various projects and, of course, coffee, tea and snacks were available as well. A few people worked on putting blocks together for two charity quilts.

The sashing on this quilt is actually a lovely light brown, not green as it appears in this picture!

We hope someone will feel warm wrapped up in this gray and red quilt.

 Heather found this UFO in her cupboard and hopes to have it done in time for Christmas.
Donna worked on a new Christmas tree skirt for her tree.
Ann busied herself with making a cute lift the flap baby quilt.
Jacqui made more blocks for a Tula Pink sampler quilt.
Chris is making a table topper with lots of pieces. 
She had it all put together by the time she went home.
Nice civil war fabrics were being made in to a quilt by Carolyn.
Barb's project was a stitch and flip project from a workshop by Jacquie Gering earlier this year.
Yvonne and Debbie worked on the Gray and Red charity quilt.
Donna did some organic quilting.
I made this table topper. It is a Christmas gift for someone who does not read my blog. I also worked on a second Christmas gift but you will have to wait until after Christmas to see it.  ;-)
The binding on this topper will have to count as this week's slow stitching project. I had hoped to get some more done on the snowman runner, but that will have to wait until next week.
I have not done a stash report in ages....
Fabric used since my last stash report: 13.7 yards
Total fabric used this year: 87.35 yards
Fabric added to the stash since my last report: 6.5 yards
Total fabric added this year: 72.9 yards
Net fabric used this year: 14.45 yards
(Note that the background, border and backing fabric for Abby's quilt are not included in the numbers above.  This fabric was purchased and all used in this quilt so it did not come into my stash and it did not go out!  Abby's quilt will be going to the quilter's house this week. Here are a couple of pictures of the borders and the backing)
I can't wait to show you the finished quilt!
I am linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. What a productive sewing day! Love your table topper too ... plus you made another one??!! Excellent :) Thanks for sharing all that quilty inspiration too! Kathi

  2. Someone will be very lucky to receive your pretty table topper and it was fun to see all the various projects going on !

  3. I love the Christmas tree skirt

  4. Great projects going on there! I can't wait to see Abby's quilt, looks very interesting from the peak you gave us.

  5. I always think days like this look like lots of fun and you guys were certainly productive.

  6. The star makes a pretty table topper.

  7. Gorgeous table topper! Looks like a fun and productive group of quilters.

  8. So many pretty sewing projects. I love the table topper you made. The colors are so pretty.

  9. Hmm...lost my comment somewhere along the line. HOpe it doesn't show up twice now :-(. Thanks for the blog post Gail as I'd forgotten my camera! Nice to have pictures of the day. It was a wonderful day of inspiration with this great group of ladies!

  10. Makes me wish we lived close, all that creativity together! I sure like your table topper, and the peeks of the one at the bottom has my curiosity raised. what fun ~

  11. Nothing better than spending a day sewing with friends!

  12. thanks for stopping by! The person I am making the quilt for doesn't read my blog but his wife (one of my daughters lol) does and I didn't want to put his name in case he looks over her shoulder.

  13. Great numbers for you in that ol' stash report -- nicely done! I love your hexagonal table topper, too -- did you come up with the pattern yourself? It's right up my alley!! :)

  14. Everyone is smiling and having a wonderful time together! This is what I love about quilting - the community of friends! I love your table topper, and I'm already working on a new tree skirt or I'd be tempted to hunt down Donna's pattern - so striking!

  15. Such a wonderful array of projects to enjoy! What a great day!

  16. All nice projects, but I really like your table topper. What an intersting block.

  17. Lovely projects everyone is working on! Your table topper is stunning! Lucky person who receives it!