Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lousy Weather = Lots of Sewing...

The weather here has been COLD and SNOWY for the past several days.  What's a quilter to do when the weather takes a turn for the worse???  

Whadya think???  

I've been spending a lot of time in my sewing room the last several days...and not always by myself!  ;)  

Last Friday, a friend brought over her machine and we spent the whole day in the sewing room.  She was working on an international "Round Robin".  That's a group of quilters who make a center block or medallion for their quilt.  They send it to the next person in the group who adds the next "round"...whatever the second quilter thinks will go with the first quilter's center, using what she has in her own stash.  That person then sends it along to the 3rd person who adds a round based on what they think goes, and the quilt continues around to each of the quilters in the round-robin, till it finally returns to the original owner as a completed top!

In this case, Susan was the second quilter on this piece...the middle "New York Beauty" medallion was made by the original quilter.  Susan added a 6" "piano key" border to it.

The day before, I had gone to buy border and backing fabric for my vintage embroidered linen star quilt.  Unfortunately, there was only 2 2/3 yards of the wide 1930's backing fabric, so I spent Friday piecing the backing to make it big enough for the quilt...using up the leftover fabric from the front to make it big enough to back the quilt.  I also got the borders added to the top, but don't have a picture of that.  It is now ready to go to the long-arm quilter...as soon as I can locate one!

Saturday, another bad weather day, was spent in the sewing room, too.  However, instead of quilt-sewing, I hemmed up 5 pair of pants for Andy.  

Nothing says "I love you" on Valentine's Day like 5 new pair of hemmed up pants!  ;)



  1. It's great being able to sew with friends! I love using all of the left over fabrics from the top on the backing! Cool!

  2. Thank you from the bottom of my enlarged heart :) What a fun day to sew and lunch and sew some more :) Because of your good eyes, I was able to get it lined up, paired off, and ready to go to the next quilter :)