Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Had a great day and then I noticed.....

Two of my quilt group mates turned up this morning and we got stuck into sewing.  Two quilt tops got finished but I can't show you one as it is especially for a certain soldier and if it is seen on the blog it will spoil the surprise.  

Debbie worked on the star quilt that incorporates Celia's stars and some I made.  I had all the rows sewn into groups of threes and Debbie finished the quilt top.

Sometimes, for no apparent reason, my laptop freezes for a few minutes and when that happens i just have to be patient and wait for it to thaw again.  As soon as I downloaded the photos on this post it froze and so I had nothing much to do but sit and wait and admire our work.  Boy am I glad that I did!  Spot the error! My error sadly.  That is all I am saying.  It will probably jump out at you but there were three of us there today and none of us noticed it!  Guess I will be doing some un-sewing tomorrow (too tired tonight).  Nevermind, at least I don't have to unpick the while quilt and I still think it looks great, even if do need to do a little fix.  Anyone see what I mean?
 Sharon worked on the special quilt top that I can't show you yet just in case someone sees it early.  And then she did the sewing on these bindings and a lovely green and white check that I have iron tonight.  These are for three of the quilts tops that are waiting to be layered. 
Mostly we use scrap binding for our quilts but sometimes we think a particular quilt warrants a coordinating binding and that is the case here.

 And while the girls did the sewing I did lots of cutting; the bindings for starters and then the border strips for Sharon and Debbie to sew and finally these dozen laundry bags.  LOVE that one on the top - noone will take that by accident.  I still have to cut the linings for all of them but that is a job for tomorrow.  
We had a fun day.  We worked hard and got so much done.  These days are always fun.

Till next time.....happy stitching.


  1. Well done ladies, a very productive day for you all. Maybe the mistake should stay, be like the Amish and have one mistake because nobody is perfect. So good to see the laundry bags also, I was a little concerned about some of my fabrics but all will be okay. Its all washed and waiting to be ironed and cut up. Happy sewing (and unpicking, I know I would unpick it if it were mine)

  2. It took me a very long time to see your "mistake." I agree with Kathy, leave it in, makes it more special. You girls have been busy!

  3. Oh giggles, the star with the upsidedown legs, ooppss. Once you've pieced pants together the wrong way, you double check!!
    Congratulations on the blog & keen followers, brilliant work, love Posie