I did discover a few things about this kind of sewing day, to file away for next time.
1. It is so fun to be quilting with others who totally get why you're doing what you're doing.
2. Make sure you bring everything you mean to bring. I forgot the fabric I had precut to do some paper piecing (under the more experienced and watchful eyes of C and A) and I was disappointed.
3. You take your supplies for granted. I didn't bring my cutting mat because A and K brought/had theirs. Unfortunately, both use a tiny little cutting mat and I missed mine terribly. I even stopped cutting at one point because the small size was frustrating me. Lesson learned! I also missed my Oliso iron, but A's was pretty good so I got over it.
Here are some pictures from the day.
|Lily came and visited us occasionally.
|A worked mostly on some crib shoes and on being a fab hostess
|K worked studiously on a pillowcase using fabric she bought on our last (her first) quilt shop hop. She is still learning and was so concentrated and open to ideas and help. She is going to be a great quilter/sewer!
I did manage to get a bunch of chain piecing on my dad's Architextures quilt done before I ran out of Kona White. I really need to invest in a bolt of that stuff.
I also made binding for the Ann Kelle quilt from the kit that I was going to use to make my work friend's quilt.
|Binding all made!
|Quilt top finished. Those are A's Dear Jane blocks at the top. She amazes me. Look how tiny those pieces are!
I can't wait to have another day like this with the ladies. A is awesome for having hosted us!