I have been working on items for the bi-annual family reunion of George Washington Bailey. My work is done. My first inclination was to make a t-shirt quilt since we have been ordering t-shirts over the years for each gathering. Easier said than done since family members are spread across the country. I was able to get photos of shirts to complete a wall hanging spanning 40 years of reunions. Completed project is 60 X 60 inches.
I also put together two table covers for door prizes.
This quilt was made for the Virginia Library Association Professional Associates Scholarship Raffle. Love the pattern I found in a book on quilts and slavery. Finished size 60 X 60.
Guilds have so much to offer, training, friendships, presentations, service projects, and very informative speakers. It is a must do for quilters. If you have not attended a guild meeting check one out in your area. The speaker today was Sandy Maxfield, SandyStarDesigns.com, from the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg.
Interesting tidbit, of the 98 people at the meeting about half use Facebook and online pages for informations, etc. I was the only person with a blog.
I belong to the PPQG (Peninsula Piecemakers Quilt Guild). We have a day and a night chapter which makes it convenient to attend.
The pattern is easy, but when you student says she wants to make it, you need to make sure it works. This 48 X 20 table runner was quick project. Used fat quarters from my stash and other pieces that coordinated. Free-motion stitching with varied thread.
I finished this quilt a few days ago. I made the promise to the AKA Sorority to do this (must learn to say no). It took 93 hours to complete the 15 inch blocks and do the quilting for the 81 X 98 inch quilt. Used the extra wide fabric designed for backing. Will use it again, saves on piecing the backing.
It has been almost a year since I posted completed pieces. Not sure where the time has gone. Following are wall hangings, baby quilts, table runners, & handbags, all completed since my last posting. There are probably others that will be added soon.
Having a space dedicated to your work is crucial. I declared that I would not create any new pieces until the existing quilts were finished. The tables are pushed together to give space for the quilts to rest while I do the stitching. The following are results of two weeks of work.