Saturday, March 16, 2019

Happy Worldwide Quilting Day!

How are you celebrating Worldwide Quilting Day today? I think the best way to celebrate is to be with lots of enthusiastic quilting friends, so I attended a mystery quilt class hosted by the past presidents of my local quilt guild. 

Nancy, Susan, Marj, Jackie, Joanne, and Barb
These lovely women organize a sewing day, pick a pattern for quiltmaking, serve us a delicious lunch, and treat us to a wonderful day at the "quilt spa". They also help out with unsewing and pressing blocks as needed. They are such wonderful women and I love each one. They have given so much of their time and energy to promote quilting in our community, providing leadership, inspiration, and friendship. They just make the world a better place to live!

It was very exciting to have our youngest future quilter ever (5 months old) attending this class. Is this not the most adorable photo of fabric petting that you have ever seen?!? And this was the sweetest, most well behaved baby with about 30 eager women willing to help out with baby care! So fun!

I brought strips of Tula Pink Zuma fabrics to sew today, and brought my Sweet Baby Jayne sewing machine to do all the hard work for me. Even though she is 55 years old, she still sews like a dream!

There was a bit of precutting to do for the class so that when we arrived, we could start sewing right away. These fabrics are a frenetic riot of bright and happy colours guaranteed to brighten up a dull, dreary, endless winter. 

Here is the block we sewed. I'm not sure what to call it... would you call it a pineapple variation block?
I'll share more blocks and some layout ideas on my Monday Design Wall post. For now, I need to rest after such an exhausting day of sewing, and visiting. 
How are you spending Worldwide Quilting Day?!?


Wendy F said...

Great bright colors in your block! It looks like Bonnie Hunter's pineapple block, I'm sure you will have lots of fun finishing the quilt. Always fun to sew with friends!

Janet O. said...

I would have probably wanted to sit and play with the baby all day. :)
Looks like you have a great way to celebrate our special day.
I only got about 20 minutes in the sewing room--but at least I made it there!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I got to spend a few hours at quilt camp (unfortunately not the whole weekend) and ironed fabrics (for our quilt show booth) and prepped paper piecing patterns. What a cutie, and good thing they are getting her started on fabric early.

Kate said...

What a great way to spend the day! Love that first block.