Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Joys of Sewing Together

Our quilt club met Tuesday night, and we worked on making a flowerpot wall hanging.  I had made this wall hanging twice before, once for a friend's house warming and another for a fundraiser.  I was teaching the lesson this week.  It is great to see everyone helping each other and working together.  The pattern came from this spring's QuiltMaker magazine.  It is called "Spring Skinnie."  I made three different versions of the pattern as examples:

The middle one will be going to a benefit in Bloomington, IL for the brother-in-law of a friend who has cancer.  I think I will be keeping one of the other 2 for myself, since I have now made 5 of them. lol

This is the wall hanging of one of my friends, started Tuesday night.  I love the fabric for her pots.

These are my friends, diligently working on their wall hangings.

We decided earlier that we would make pillowcases for the Million Pillowcase Project, bringing one a month to our meetings.  So far, we have made 15 to donate.  Last month, my granddaughters were visiting, and they made pillowcases to contribute.

I have really had fun teaching them to sew.   You can see, they have a great sense of humor.

Last month at quilt club, we made reversible purses.  My daughter-in-law, Susan, along with my granddaughters, went to the meeting with me.  Here are the purses that Susan and I made:


I think it is great to have friends that enjoy quilting as much as I do.  If you have a local quilt club and don't belong, you should give it a try.  It encourages me to try new things and to complete my projects.  We always have show and tell, and it is great to see what other people are doing.

Oh, I'm also anxious to try the fall "Skinnie" from Quiltmaker.  It has 3 owls in a tree.