Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quilt Group Day

I really enjoy my quilt group and try to get to the Thursday morning meetings, as my schedule allows.  This past Thursday alot of members were working on making squares for our new group quilt.  It is just a 6" square sliced in 1/2 diagonally and the narrow strip is a 1 1/2" strip.  We are alternating light and dark center strips to get that lattice effect.  I really like this one!  We are making this quilt to raffle to help support our quilting group.  We donate money to the church where we meet to help pay the utilities, etc.   There are other expenses as well.  Last year we made a 9 patch and made over $300 on the tickets.  Next year will be our bi-annual quilt show and that always helps raise funds too.
I didn't sew.  I brought my knitting and am working on another pair of socks.  It is more like a quilt, knitting, handwork group.  It doesn't really matter what you are working on - the thing that we like is getting together to visit.  We have snack and coffee after a while too.  There are some mighty good cooks in our group!
I have to share this recent finish of a fellow quilter!  There are another 2-3 rows you can't see, but this should give you an idea.  These blocks were sewn by the quilter's sister many, many years ago.  This is all hand appliqued and hand quilted - as so many quilts in my area still are.  Beautiful!  And this is a lucky quilt because a few weeks ago where it was in the basement sewing area - the sump pump failed during a heavy rain storm.  The basement was flooded.  We were all worried about this quilt - down in that flooded basement still on the frame.  But look - it was not damaged.  Phew!


Hanne said...

Lovely quilt and lovely blocks :-)

Gail said...

So glad the quilt in the basement wasn't damaged, it is lovely. When does little boy come back for the summer, can't wait to see pictures of how he has grown and of his summer adventures.

Linda_J said...

ooooh I like those blocks that the group is working on. Easy Peasy but very striking!

Thank goodness that lovely dresden plate quilt was not ruined with the rain and flooding in the church basement.