As co-chair for our next guild quilt show, Fanfare 2015 Quilt Show and Sale, October 9-11, 2015, it was time to be sure the Raffle Quilt got finished. So, I formed a "working party" of 7 other quilters and we sewed all day two days this week. There was only about an hour when all 8 of us were sewing at the same time--people had appointments and obligations so they came and went but by 5 pm the second day the majority of the top was done. Those two days turned out to be record-breaking cold weather but we were toasty and happily engaged in our sewing. I heard words like "sweatshop" and "slave driver" but they all cheerfully kept pedal to the metal and got her done. I spent another full day putting all the borders on and here we have Celtic Solstice Fanfare:
|96" square, pattern by Bonnie Hunter, used with her permission
The other thing I had to accomplish was getting class samples quilted and bound. I bound three quilts, basted a twin-size quilt, machine quilted two twin-size quilts--in the ditch with the walking foot, and completed a comfy quilt to donate to my guild--free motion quilted that one. Still a long way to go in the practice department. I taught 2 classes and attended guild last night. It's been a full couple of weeks:
|Comfy quilt donated to our guild, an old project finally complete
|Antique Rose Star, still needs big stitch quilting, ditch quilting done and bound--class sample
|Southern Super Star, class sample, binding almost complete
|Ditch quilting done by machine, needs more hand or machine quilting and binding
Now I have a bunch of smaller projects I need to jump on. We have a Thanksgiving invitation to our daughter-in-law's mother's house and we'll enjoy that. I'm glad I don't have to do much cooking--just my requested Cranberry Chutney and a few other easy dishes. More time to quilt!
Count your blessings and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.