A few weeks ago I asked my husband to please take our kids to Scouts so I could attend a Quilts for Boston sew-in. The sew-ins are on Wednesday nights and he always has Scout commitments on those evenings but I felt so eager to help out at least once and take some things home with me. Natalie has received over 1800 blocks and there is A LOT of work to do!
Once I got to Quilter's Way- I was told to just sew away and that's what I did. It wasn't the largest space and there were a lot of people -so I put together the top pictured below in a very improvisational way. If the sides matched as the same measurment- I sewed them together and I trimmed when it wouldn't effect the design of the block too much:
I was able to grab a bunch of blocks to bring home with me and I enjoyed putting together this top at home recently. I added sashing to make the quilt larger and help with any trimming issues. Aren't these blocks so wonderful? Of course I had to grab the dresden plate. I have a new favorite everytime I look at this.
I had to fight Alice to take some quilted tops home to bind. I have not quilted a quilt in a while and I actually miss doing bindings! It's so relaxing - especially when you get to the hand sewing part. When my husband gets home from work- I will have him hold these up and I will add pictures to the flickr group.
Now this is on my design wall and I am busy trimming and adding to- to put these together. Everyone's 12.5" is often a little different but it's really not been that bad and I just love the look of all these different styles and fabrics jumbled together.
It's been quiet lately because I caught a nasty summer cold but I am finally feeling better. Thanks for reading!