Today is brought to you by
the number 10!
This date is so fun I couldn't pass it up. It just called for a blog post!
It's been so long since I last posted (again), I have too much to show and tell you!
At the first house, we had scones, fruit and coffee. Then we got to dye a silk scarf, with these fun dyes that were new to me. These dye silk instantly, are non-toxic dyes and need NO heat setting and are permanent while wet. It was so easy and fun. Even the people that were a little scared of it were quite successful!
At the second house, J gave a little demonstration of yo-yos and hexagons, as many new quilters had asked her about them. She was so generous - she had quite a few vintage 1930's Grandmother's Flower Garden units that she had received from a neighbor. The neighbor had them from her grandmother and didn't want them. Joanne had made many little projects with the yo-yos and was not going to use the rest. So, we got to take home the rest!
I fell in love with the graphic ones first, the ones at the top of this post. I couldn't pass up that stripe nor the dots! No one was taking the ones with the cheddar centers, so I took them too. I think I'll make some small table mats with them. I've already ironed them and started basting the edges under, which you might be able to see in the right-hand GFG above.
At the last house, we got to play with her long-arm! I wouldn't call my attempt successful at all. Oh well.
|20 inches wide by 17 inches high|
This one was harder than it looks! I have lots of left-over false starts. This was paper-pieced and I kept getting the fabrics in the wrong place. It was frustrating, and I sure wouldn't want to do a big quilt in this pattern! At least not paper-pieced.
In this photo, you can see the quilting design I came up for the border. Even after something like 10 years, I'm still happy with it!