Monday, June 24, 2013

Photo Recap - Old Bags Day Sew-In

Kare and I snapped a few pictures Saturday during our Old Bags Day Sew-In. Of course in retrospect, I should have taken more, but I tend to get caught up in talking things and miss some great photo ops.

These are in no particular order, but I did try to keep various angles of the same project together.

Here's Paula with her first finish. Isn't this a wonderful book bag and don't you just love the fabric?


This is Ann's version of the same bag, only she made it a bit bigger.

Chris was a very busy girl making a bunch of log cabin blocks. She's still uncertain about her final fabric choice (the burgundy sheep) so she only made a few of those and has them on display at home so she can ponder her choices for a few days. I'm looking forward to seeing her decision.

Cindi was very patient in setting up and stitching out this daffodil block for her Feels Like Spring class at The Sewing Connection. I have no idea where I was with the camera when she was working on her other projects.

Debbie was busy making this rail fence quilt. Debbie learned that she's a pretty fast sewer, so she needs to bring more projects to the next event.  :-)

Isn't Joan's project wonderful?!? She made the center of this quit in a class called Piecing with Poppers but the borders are her own design. She was gracious enough to allow and even encourage all of us to offer opinions on additional borders. She's adding more borders and of course that is one of the missed photo ops I was talking about earlier. I can't wait to see this completed!

Karen worked on a couple of things but this is the only one that was captured on camera. BEAUTIFUL!

Martha brought this beauty for a show and tell. This is for her great-grandson and it's so much fun.

Check out the wonderful back of Martha's quilt.

Here's a close-up of the wonderful quilting job by Ginger. (Sorry, I don't have any other details about Ginger or the quilting, but I will try to find out and post that info soon.)
Update: Martha sent me the following information about the quilting. It was done by Ginger Awanga from Findlay, Ohio

After realizing that she didn't have the complete instructions for the project she started, Martha decided to make this handbag. She did some neat quilting of the layers and then put it all together. It's gorgeous!

 Paula made a Tahoe Tote that is wonderful.

Here is Maura's completely quilted hexagon table topper. She started this project at the sew-in (really started - began with pressing and cutting fabrics) and told me that her goal was to leave with it completely quilted. Well, we did let her take a break to eat, go to the bathroom and run to the store to get some items she needed, but  we didn't let her stop to do much else. As a matter of fact, we were rearranging the room and cleaning while she added the final quilting stitches. I wonder if she'll ever share her goals with me again.  :-) I LOVE THIS and think I have to make one just like it!!
Here's the last picture of Connie's quilt taken at the hall. She began cutting the fabric and piecing the blocks for this project at the last sew-in, but the actual row layout and construction took place on Saturday. I love all the colors in this!

Before she left for home on Sunday, Connie finished the row construction and added the borders so this puppy is ready to be quilted. This is big - 90" x 102" and I think it's her largest quilt to date. 

I'm sorry I didn't get pictures of everyone's projects. Doris was working on her Dear Jane (I love the quilt jail block!), Carolyn was working on an applique project and a bow-tie quilt, Jeanette was working on finishing up various projects, including some QOV projects, April was starting a QOV, Pat was working on various projects that included fussy cutting some really FUN fabrics, Donna was doing some machine applique but switched to her Christmas Celebrations Tree Skirt when she had some trouble, and Sis was working on a cool project using a jelly roll. (I sure hope I didn't forget anyone!) I think I need to wear my camera around my neck when we're together again in July.  :-)
For those who normally attend but weren't able to join us this time, we missed you and hope to see you in July.
I love being surrounded by such energetic and talented people. Thanks Ladies!!

1 comment:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a great show & tell for us!! Some great projects and lovely quilts.