Day 1 Fall Sew In

Just got home from day 1 of the 7th Annual Bama Belles Fall Sew-in. We had 9 of us there today including our friend Pat is who back in Alabama. Another friend who is still working came for a bit after dinner so good to see her as well.

Jane, Pat and Sarah helped on binding and label detail and Jane pinned up a top that Cher had sent us and that I put a top/bottom border on. Aline was working on 9 patch blocks today--sorry that I didn't get a picture taken of them before she left as the fabrics were wonderful--all from her stash.

The picture at left shows the plaids and homespun bricks quilt that I have started. I'm going to keep piecing at least four more rows--six if I have enough rectangles cut. The pile is diminishing fairly quickly. After supper, the four of us who remained pinned by Kitty quilt. I think I have enough of the pink kitty bling from the cutaways on the back and the little bit of yardage I had left that I used on the back to make a "girlie" quilt for WTIL.

The two Pat's were busy sewing 2 1/2 inch squares together so I can make a Road to St. Louis top. Getting a pretty good stack of blocks there! Not sure how many cut squares are left in the bag to work with so I may have to bring one of my scrap boxes tomorrow and turn them loose on those.

Betsy was off trimming when I took the picture but both she and Theramae were working from a sail boat pattern that we had used from a past issue of Fons and Porter's "Love of Quilting" I didn't get a picture of Theramae's version before she left for the day. Betsy has a few blocks that you can see a little better in the picture below. She plans to use this neat lighthouse fabric for the borders and will fill the center with sailboats.

Lois got started on her butterfly challenge quilt and decided to use the b.f. for the centers and go with pinks, teals and purples for a log cabin set. She said she had just enough fabric for the 4 inch finished centers. Dang, I just lost the picture I took. I'll get another tomorrow when she has more done, I promise.

So we had a productive day--good food and good company. Our newly opened Hobby Lobby is a few miles down the road from our meeting place so right after lunch 6 of us piled into Pat's van and went on a short shopping jaunt. Aline had already made the trip first thing this morning so we left a few behind and basically went to check out the fabric department, etc. Place was packed!!

When I got home, I had two parcels waiting for me. Veronica knew that I was admiring the turkey table runner she had made recently and took note of my comment that I should figure out how to incorporate a turkey made from a dresden plate like hers into my little calendar quilt. She made me one!! I'll post it in a day or two on the calendar base. Too cute! AND my mom sent two John Deere tractor quilt tops that we can get pinned tomorrow--one is in a double attic window set and the other is in a churn dash variation (N029 Brackman number) that reminds me a bit of Windblown Square or something. Thank you both!

Guess that's it for now---I'll report in tomorrow or Wednesday. Posted by Picasa


  1. sounds like a lot of fun was had :-)

  2. You all did a lot of work!

    I want to see pictures of the dresden plate turkey block tooooo... :)

  3. Sounds like a fun day. Lot's of sewing and a goodie in the mail *s* What more can a girl ask for?

  4. Wow! What an impressive amount of work you got done. I love your homespun bricks - but then I adore all plaids. A great productive day and wonderful fellowship of friends - what more could a girl want?

  5. Sounds like quilting bliss! And what a great range of quilts - love the plaid bricks.

  6. Wow! You ladies were very productive on day one! The homespun bricks quilt is looking fabulous! What a nice variety of fabrics. It really adds interest to the quilt when there is such a variety of fabrics. Keep up the good work ladies!

  7. WOW! A very productive day...sounds like heaven to me...sewing and spending the day with good friends. I love the plaid bricks.

  8. sounds like you were all very productive and enjoyed it too.

  9. Your bricks look good. All of your work looks good!

    I want to see the JD quilt tops too.

    Nice to have a productive day. I'm so far behind, don't think I'll ever get caught up.

  10. Oh Linda, I LOVE those plaid bricks!!! And the sailboats!! You all got LOTS done! Sounds like so much fun...AND shopping too! It doesn't get any better than spending the day with friends, getting so much accomplished, and shopping and food....

  11. Well, sounds like you gals hit the ground running and just came up for the good stuff...FOOD and FABRIC!!

    Can't wait to see more pictures!! I wish I lived closer as you make me envious of your great group!

  12. Hi Linda, my goodness but alot is getting accomplished in short order!
    You'll have the quilts you need in no time at all...*VBS*

    The plaid bricks and the sail boats look wonderful. And 9 patches are always useful. Hope day 2 is equally productive. Hugs, Finn

  13. Wow! What a lot of work to get done!

  14. I've got a ton of homespuns to use up - I like the look of them in this bricks quilt or maybe a Lasagna type quilt to make it even quicker.

  15. gals are doing great! sure is fun to hear all the goings on!


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