Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Another social sewing day.....

As long as the basement was clean I invited 2 friends over to sew all day yesterday.  The first thing I did was sew the binding onto the little African colorwash piece.  I have part of the hand sewing done.
The second project was sewing the pieces for this zig zag quilt that has been on one of the design walls for months.  I realized I could sew two squares together to prepare the mirror image units and it will be easier to lay out on the design wall now.
I was bored with that project because I was repeating the same Kaffe fabrics over and over with the gray dots, so I pulled a bunch of Philip Jacobs prints and pressed them to prepare for cutting triangles from them.
Last night I got all of the ditch quilting in one direction done on the large colorwash quilt.  Then I did a little more hand stitching on the African colorwash.  I need to sew the hanging sleeve on before I finish the hand sewing though. 

14 comments:

cottonreel said...

I haverecently made a full bed quilt zig zag . Mixed colours and mixed cream . I'm hand quilting it as a winter project . I love it .
I shall be interested to see yours using all colours .

Mary said...

I spent yesterday sewing with friends too. What fun! I'm looking forward to seeing the zig zag quilt with the additional fabrics.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, you've gotten a lot done! Thanks for sharing.

Gene Black said...

Wow, those color wash quilts look amazing

suemac said...

I wish you had an on-line class on your color wash quilt techniques. I would surely sign up for it.

suemac said...

I almost forgot. Don't you just love those feathers.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a wonderful day you had . . . friends and colors and progress!!

Katie said...

that large color quilt is beautiful. great job on all the other progress.

Elaine said...

I love those colorwash quilts-beautious!

Needled Mom said...

That was a full, fun and productive day of sewing.

Sheila said...

So many beautiful, colorful fabrics and projects. A feast for the soul :)

Angel and Kirby said...

It is fun to sew with friends. I help a friend with her quilting on Fridays and sometimes Tuesdays (her days off). She agreed to make a quilt for a neighbors daughter so I have been helping with that. We did a simple 5 color trip around the works with 5 inch finished blocks. It came out lovely and big. She paid to have it quilted and I volunteered to bind it because I have more room to manage it! . She agreed and then changed her mind. Yesterday , I helped her prepare the binding and get it sewn to the quilt. When I left she was stitching it down.

GerryART said...

No grass growing your feet.

Seems there's not been an idle moment

Hugs

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

I like both colorwash quilts; the one from African fabrics is a great size for my hallway wall. Time to get cutting - I have plenty fabrics!