Was it only a month since our last club sewing day (which didn’t happen, but we’re not going to mention that.) Luckily it went ahead today as planned, and I joined a group of other Town and Country quilters for the day. I had forgotten that the committee had decided to make these sewing days free for members till the end of the year. So that was a nice little bonus, I put my $5 note back in my wallet. Just a shame that the hall wasn’t filled with members getting a bonus sewing day.
Janneke joined me at our hand stitching table and we happily chatted together as we worked on our own projects. Janneke loves hexagons, and was busy stitching hers togethers. This piece has three different shapes in it, she explained. It needs to be about twice this size, she told me, so there will be lots more in the making, I expect.
As for me, I was hand stitching the binding on a secret squirrel stitching project. Here’s a small peek showing a butterfly on the back. I’m making this quilt for a friend’s grand-daughter so it’s still under wraps until it is gifted.
My secret sewing project
Margaret was busy pinning up a charily quilt when I arrived. This one was an interesting arrangement of purples and greys, with a nice diagonal look to it. She will be taking this home to machine quilt it.
Charity quilt all pinned and ready to quilt
Marjorie had plenty of help pinning out her baby quilt, it was a real team effort. That’s what club days are all about, aren’t they, plenty of help when needed. The quilt is so bright and happy looking, and I loved the stripy border fabric. I learnt a new tip too, as I watched them use the edge of a large ruler to smooth out the top. Much better than my method of clambering over the layers on the floor and using my hands!
Marjorie’s baby quilt
While Madalyn was diligently working on the club newsletter to get it finished, several of the ladies took turns helping with the club raffle quilt which will be raffled at our upcoming quilt exhibition. Here Annette and Kath are pinning the cascading hexagons in place onto the machine quilted background.
Working on the Raffle quilt
It’s always nice to join the ladies on a club stitching day. Good company, plenty of room, morning tea suppled, just bring your lunch and your stitching. It’s fun to stitch and chat the day away, and I’m sure the committee would love to see even more of you here at the Vintage Car Club Rooms next month.