Saturday, August 27, 2011

5 hours: 27 quilts

Our annual Choo Choo Quilters Cuddle Quilt workshop was a big success! With a little preparation, ample fuel (fruit, bakery, juice and coffee), and two cans of basting spray, a small group of quilters made outstanding headway on the guild's Cuddle Quilt community service project. Here is the recipe for success:
Quilt tops ready for basting (left), backing fabrics (center),
and pre-cut quilt squares (right).
Pre-assembled quilt kits.
Sally's Choice blocks with quilt layouts.
Ample fuel for busy, productive quilters.
Mix all these ingredients with a good workspace and some dedicated quilters and the result is 27 quilts that are nearly all basted and ready for quilting.

Butterfly blocks (left), string piecing (center), I-Spy quilt (right).
Thank you to Sherry, our excellent workshop coordinator, who thought of everything, including: signage, irons and ironing boards, rulers, cutters and mats, masking tape, relaxing the batting ahead of time and music to quilt by.
We had a spray basting marathon and got 7-8 cuddle quilts from each king batt.
Sally's Choice blocks and insert strips (left), insert strips and curvy 4-patch blocks (right).


  1. I agree Veronica it was a great day and we did get allot done. The company was great and "thank you" Sherry for the treats and being a great cuddle hostess for us. You were greatly appreciated!