Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What We Accomplished Yesterday

Here's a wrap-up of all we accomplished yesterday at Sherrie's for our annual day of sewing on Veterans' Day. We are ever-grateful to our veterans and active-duty military for the freedoms we enjoy and often take for granted. We are also grateful to Sherrie for welcoming us each year to converge on her house for the day.

Kay made this doggie quilt for her granddaughter's new puppy. Must be one special pup - or maybe it's one special granddaughter! ;)

The dog quilt didn't take much time at all to whip up, and when it was done, Kay went to work on hand-quilting that beautiful 9-patch quilt that you've seen here a few times in recent months. Click here and here, if you need your memory refreshed.

Linda made pillow cases - one for granddaughter; one for grandson. She was thrilled at the quick finish on these.
Then she finished another quickie - a table runner;  yes, those are frogs and yes, this is for herself!
Three of the group were paper-piecing, all quite coincidentally, too. The variety couldn't be more striking, either. First let's see Sharon's. You may recall that she was working on a Block O Buckeye quilt at my house last week. This is the same quilt, but the O parts are paper-pieced, and she made all of them yesterday.



The A block and B block may look exactly the same, but in reality, the B block is larger, to account for the shape of the O. Here's the link to last week's post about Sharon's quilt; you can see the pattern there.




The above four pictures show the teeny-tiny paper piecing that Sherrie did yesterday. Amazing.

This is Sherrie's pattern; I didn't ask which version she's making.
Pam whipped up this paper-pieced table topper/wall-hanging. It is 3-dimensional. She is learning to piece and quilt at a class, and this was a recent project they did.
I can mark a UFO off my list! I removed old borders; measured the center correctly, made the outer border bigger. I am much, much  happier with it now.
I also prepped another project for quilting - Sunday Best, my Schnibbles that is on the UFO list. I needed to stitch together some batting remnants, press and stretch the backing, and pin the top on. Very happy to have this ready to take to the machine. My goal states that I want it quilted and bound, so I have a bit more work to do on it.

This is mid-pinning; it's got lots in place now.
Frienzie Lyn was with us too, and she was there to be surrounded by loving friends and cheering up. Her mother had just passed away, and she was a bit weepy and fragile, as one would expect. We did our best, I think, to comfort her and give her a chance to reflect and share special memories. What are friends for? We have all been close enough now for so many years - we know where we can always go for love and support and comfort. That's just what Frienzies do.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

1 comment:

QuiltSue said...

Lots of work going on there, and I'm sure that your friend Lyn found lots of comfort just being with you all.