Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Spontaneous Rendevous

I had the most fun Saturday afternoon and evening, and it was totally unplanned and spontaneous. I'd been texting with Sharon P. and  after a couple of exchanges, I asked her if she was free for the evening. After a bit, I get the message that she was! Yippee!

She got here about 5 or so, and we headed off to a free event sponsored by the Greenfield Historical Society called a Cemetery Stroll. Several Society members had researched some of the long-deceased resting in our cemetery, created a booklet of those deceased, and guests could stroll through the cemetery, looking at the stones and following along with the history outlined in the booklet. It was a very enjoyable event, and the weather was perfect for a stroll.

Our main event of the evening, though, was getting to sew together! She has been missing in action for several months, as I outlined in this post from a few weeks ago. I thought she would dive right in to that Three Coins project that she'd been working on, but she took out her new Charm packs of Lario by 3 Sisters/Moda, and made a bunch of 4-patch blocks.


Aren't these beautiful? We ogled them for a long time. They are all gorgeous - the entire line is one I'd like to have - in mass quantities!

Sharon's plan is to set these together with a large setting square, or perhaps a HST, or even an hourglass block. Many options, and there's no need to decide soon.

After completing these 4-patches, she opened the Three Coins tub and tried to figure out where she'd left off. The block is so involved with so many pieces; it was like trying to solve a puzzle. She did figure it out, and finished up 2 more blocks! She had 8 done, now has 10, and only needs 6 more to finish this step in the quilt's construction.

I worked on sewing together a quilt top while Sharon was here. I'd had my HST quilt laid out on the guest bed, and it was ready to go.


This picture is of the blocks prior to connecting. I have it laid out at 9 blocks by 11 blocks. After sewing them all together, I realized that it was too narrow, so I have enough cut out for adding 2 more rows, making it 11x11 blocks. I worked on them a bit Sunday, and need to get back to them. They go together so fast, I should be able to have the top done in no time. Then I will have to think about the borders I will put on. I am so very pleased with this quilt and am anxious to count it as a finished top.

So, our evening of sewing ended as the clock was nearing midnight! Sharon was so excited to get a chance to sew. She said she felt like it was Christmas! I hope we can carve out another sewing session in a week or two. I'd missed it as much as she had!

Happy Quilting, Friends!

3 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Really, REALLY, liking your HST quilt.

QuiltSue said...

What fun an unplanned get-together can be. It seems you were both very productive too.

Ramona said...

Your Kaffe HST quilt is beautiful! This may go on my list of quilts to make. I have the fabric! :)