September 6, 2016

Charity Sewing

I live in an active 55+ community.  That pretty much means we're all seniors.  I've lived here for 18 years and really enjoy it.  There's a Quilting group that meets every Tuesday, I haven't joined them because I really don't mind sewing alone and the thought to toting my machine and all my supplies for a project makes me tired.  Also, Tuesday is one of the days that I teach my Tai Chi class.

The Quilting group does have a Charity Sew-In Day, that takes place in the months that have a 5th Tuesday, like last month.  I signed up and had a great time sewing with the group; there were 12 of us.  We made a total of 34 walker-caddies.  The caddies will be donated to the VA hospital.

The next Sew-In is in November, and we'll be making adult bibs for the local hospice.  They asked for donations of Christmas fabric for this project.  The fabric needs to be at least one yard.  I found an online fabric store that had Christmas fabric for less than $5.00 a yard!  I bought some as a donation.

I wonder how many bibs we'll make in November!

May your bobbins always be full,

September 4, 2016

Paper-pieced Jacobs Ladder block

The TVMQG is making the paper-pieced Jacobs Ladder block for "Roadies Give Back".  You can read about our August meeting, that's when we got the spiel about doing the blocks for charity.

I did this one using 7.5" blocks, instead of 8".  Just be sure to pin all around the outside before stitching. It came out perfect, and I saved some fabric!

My block is gold for Pediatric Cancer. My friend Lissa is a survivor.

May your bobbins always be full,

The Wonky Improv-Curve Quilt

I took these photos a week ago.  I've been so busy that I forgot to post them.  This is the first quilt I've had custom quilted.  The lovely Georganna Hawley quilted it for me.  She was well recommended and I had a chance to meet her at Quiltcon this year.  We live about 3 hours apart, that's how you measure distance in California, so the quilt traveled via US mail.

I'm in love with the result.  I haven't decided on the binding, yet, so I can't mark this complete!
May your bobbins always be full,