Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tag Team Quilting

We had our church quilt club meeting last night - project was to create rail blocks and nine patch blocks for a king-sized quilt for our pastor and his wife who are retiring after years of service to our congregation. We're not certain when they will retire; it depends on how the search goes for a new senior minister. Best to get the quilt ready for when the time comes.

Everybody in our club was instructed to bring either a tan fat quarter or a dark brown fat quarter. Half of the attendees brought their sewing machines. The other half brought their rotary cutters, mats and irons. The gals cutting the fabric ran the strips to the sewers, picked up the finished squares and pressed them. Us sewers were told how each block was to be constructed and to stick to a firm 1/4 inch seam.

Granted it was mayhem at times and some strips were unusable either because they were cut incorrectly or the seams were off, but within the hour all the blocks were done. And it was fun!

Next month, we're going to put all the blocks together and decide on quilting and binding.

In April, we're each to bring one jelly roll to class for a secret project. However, I KNOW it's a 1600 quilt, shhhhhhhhh, don't tell anybody. We're going to have a race with prizes. Sounds like more fun to me!

Love ya,

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