Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sewing with Sharon

We'd not had a chance to sew together for several weeks, so we were very eager to get together this week. Sharon came on Tuesday, and she had her 9-patch quilt ready to finish to the flimsy stage.


She has used a wide variety of dark blues - some darker than others - and creams for this wonderfully simple quilt. The fabric for the setting blocks is also very soft and creamy, so it all works together really well.


This straight-on shot gives you the view of the diagonal rows created by the blocks. We both noted that when you see this in your lap or at your machine, the diagonal lines are not as evident as they are when seen in a photograph.

The quilt turned out to be quite a bit bigger than Sharon had originally intended. To see all of it, we had to move the ironing board and a table off to the side. The quilt currently is 12 blocks wide by 15 blocks long. Sharon has decided that she will make one more vertical row so that the quilt will end up being 13x15 blocks. Then she will have to decide whether or not she is adding borders.

It was a great day of sewing. We both got so much done - I did the t-shirt quilt that I shared in the previous post, and Sharon did this. We also made some loose plans for things we'd like to do as the rest of the summer unfolds. You'll be sure to hear all about them if we actually follow through.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

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