Sunday, November 29, 2015

Quilt 'til You Wilt

Yesterday was a glorious day of sewing, chatting with friends, and being inspired by the projects of others. The London Friendship Quilters Guild hosts a Quilt 'til You Wilt day every November. It all starts at 9am although some people arrived earlier than that.  By 8pm, most had wilted and headed home but during those 11 hours, the machines were humming, the irons were hot and the rotary cutters were slicing! 

I brought three projects with me. A couple of weeks ago, my MIL mentioned that she would like a new Christmas table runner for her dining room table.  It just so happened that I had some fabric in my stash that I could use for the runner...LOL.  I spent most of the day working on the runner. I used a couple of blocks from a pattern for a full sized quilt that Christine had printed out from the Moda Bake shop.

I made one block like this...the pattern called for a four patch in the middle but I changed it.

Here is the first star block of two. The star points are supposed to be wonky.

I quilted it organically with cream coloured thread. Several others were doing organic quilting yesterday too.

I used the green fabric for the binding.

Do you remember the Quilt of Valour that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago?  I had brought it home from our last LFQG meeting and my job was to sew the binding on and finish off the quilt.  Somehow, the binding was lost between the meeting and home. Another member of the guild found it and called me to see if it belonged to the quilt I had brought home. Her husband dropped it off at my workplace and yesterday, I sewed it onto the quilt.  This was project number two for the day.

This will be today's slow Sunday stitching project.

Project number three was a stitch and flip UFO that I started in the Spring of 2014 at a workshop with Jacquie Gering. I did some cutting and made some parts but did not take any pictures.  My phone was almost dead by the end of the day and I wanted to save some power for the trip home in case of emergencies.

It was a fun and productive day!  I have not had very much time to sew this year and enjoyed every minute of my day yesterday!  I am linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Very productive indeed and I am glad that they found the binding! Enjoy your stitching today :)

  2. Very productive. So glad she found the binding and it will now be attached to the quilt. Enjoy the binding process.

  3. I always wonder why is the wavy lines for machine quilting called "organic" it looks good.

  4. That looks wonderful, glad the binding turned up. I'll be doing some hand stitching on a binding today too. I really enjoy that kind of slow stitching.

  5. Your tablerunner will certainly with enjoyed and admired this Christmas!

  6. Your runner will be a perfect christmas present. I had to laugh a little when I saw your wonky star. If you tried to make it just perfect, it would be much wonkier. It always happens to me, at least.

  7. I love the prints you used in the table runner -- so pretty and sweet! :)