Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Quilt Bee Report

Photo by Mitzi Designs
My quilt guild recently hosted a bee day and we had a very productive day working on various charity quilt projects. The comfort quilt committee did a terrific job of organizing projects for us to work on. And we had our very own photographer Mitzi documenting our day in photographs.

This is the package I worked on in the morning. See how everything is measured, labelled and perfectly organized to make the quilt top! The 12" blocks in the bag were made by guild members throughout the year using the pattern called "Divide and Conquer" (a free download at Pellon).

Here's the finished quilt top.
Kind of funky and definitely not my cup of tea, but I'm sure it will find a home with someone who likes it more than I do!
It's a true challenge to work on a project with colours you didn't chose, blocks you didn't make, where sewers have used a wide variety of 1/4" seams, and get it all to come together in some kind of coherent fashion. It was a great brain exercise for me. It will be quilted and finished by someone else in the guild.
Photo by Mitzi Design

Then I worked on piecing blocks for another project. Our photographer got some interesting photos and here is one of them. I was piecing blocks on Lucy (my long bed Singer 301).

Photo by Mitzi Designs

Here is a photo of Colleen and I. We were working on the same churn dash blocks using different colourways of the similar fabrics. 

It was a relaxing day of sewing quilts and visiting with friends, almost like an old fashioned Quilting Bee!


Janet O. said...

Divide and Conquer is an interesting design (to put it politely). It is hard to put your heart into something that doesn't speak to you. I do like those churn dash blocks, though. : )
Professional photographer, huh? That is pretty high class !

Marian said...

I know what you mean about working on quilts that are not quite "your cup of tea". I think the quilt turned out nicely though and someone will love it.

I am the Program Coordinator for the Halton Hills Quilt Guild in Georgetown, ON. Would you please contact me at mbaidacoff@cogeco.ca
Thanks Kathy.

Connie said...

O what a fun day to spend with your peeps. I love the churn dashes. You are such a productive quilter!

Deanna W said...

Good turn out for your charity day.Your churn dash quilts look great and very different with the colour changes!

Karen said...

I recently purchased one of those 301 machines but mine is black. Just to have.

Kate said...

Looks like you got a lot done during your stitching day.