Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Break Quilting Day

I helped Diane celebrate the last day of Spring break on Friday by packing up my Featherweight, some quilting tools and a project and heading out to the country to her house to spend the day quilting.

A little less than an hour later, I was bringing my stuff inside and she was pulling her stuff out into the big room and we were spreading out.

Getting Unpacked and Ready to Go

(You can see that flying geese top-in-progress in its entirety on the Block Lotto blog, here, A Goose of Another Colour)

Diane pulled out some beautiful works in progress and some round robin tops to share.

Diane's Works in Progress

Here are two finished Round Robin tops

Diane's Round Robin Top Another Round Robin Top waiting to be Quilted

After Show & Tell, we settled down to work. We had decided to work on blocks from a swap that we had both participated in almost a year ago. I finished all the alternate blocks I needed. Diane needed some additional blocks, so she was adding to her pile . . . and thinking about color choices for her alternate blocks.

Later in the day, another quilting friend. Moira, came by and brought some eye candy for a Show & Tell break. Diane and Moira have been part of online groups and swaps for more than a dozen years but never met until our Spring Break Quilting Day.

Diane, Dixie and Moira

That's Dixie, Diane's Mom, in the center, admiring a very wonderful Crazy Quilt round robin piece that Moira brought to share.

Moira's Crazy Round Robin

And check out this very big, very bright, pineapple quilt.

Moira's Big Bright Pineapple Quilt

The quilting continued, but my camera did not :-(

Moira stitched on a new crazy quilt round robin piece and then she and I helped Diane complete enough blocks for a queen size quilt. I came home with all the blocks I need to put together the queen size top. Diane and I laid out her blocks and my alternate blocks and auditioned borders from her stash. No one left with a finished anything, but real progress was made and it was good ;-)


heather said...

Lovely tops!I especially like the pineapple and the friendship star tops.

Christine Thresh said...

I think it was National Quilting Day this weekend. You did just the right thing for Spring Break.

Rian said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day!

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