|JoAnn (left) and Martha cutting strips sets at the August Cuddle Quilt Saturday.|
Saturday's activities started with kits for the "Summer on the Beach" strip quilt. The majority of the strips were cut from the Choo Choo Quilters CQ stash of donated fabrics. However, a few packages of strips were needed to have enough for the kits. The additional pre-cuts were purchased at local area quilt shops: Chattanooga Quilts, Hyderhangout and Pins and Needles Quilt Shop. Note: the Choo Choo Quilters shop local!
|Step-outs for the quilt top.|
|Janice (left) and Teresa sewing strips.|
|Cristy chain piecing.|
|Ironing the pairs of long strips.|
|Martha cutting strip sets into blocks.|
|Veronica laying out the blocks.|
|Batik blocks in a diamond pattern.|
|Blocks from different strip sets makes a fun, scrappy quilt.|
Quilters should bring any unused or leftover blocks to the next guild meeting so they can be combined to make additional quilts.
We missed those guild members that could not attend the CQ workshop. We didn't solve all the mysteries of the universe, but we enjoyed fabulous door prizes, food and beverages, and we got a huge pile of quilt blocks made!
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