Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ready… set… go make Cuddle Quilts

The Choo Choo Quilters had another successful and productive Cuddle Quilt workshop yesterday. Patchwork units were pre-cut and ready...
Pre-cut fabric squares for the Disappearing 9-patch technique.
instructions for a quick 9-patch technique were on display...
Disappearing 9-patch (left) and fabric panel kits (right).
nourishment, caffeinated and sweetened motivation were laid out...
Plenty of yummy goodies.
so when the quilters arrived with sewing machines in tow, they hit the ground running—or make that "quilting."

Here is a recap of the day's activities. Trimming and squaring up...
Dawn and Sherry at the cutting table. Joanna at her featherweight.
piecing and chatting...
Multi-tasking: sewing and talking at the same time.
laughing and layering...
Fluff that batting!
and spray basting (oh, so fast!).
Smooth out all the wrinkles.
"You get a ticket for another basted quilt."
Cuddle Quilts are great reason to go through the stash and purge those fabrics that you've forgotten why you purchased in the first place.

So, how deep is your fabric stash?
Sherry B. had a piece of fabric from 1996.
1996 fabric print.
Ms. Deep Stash, Ginny, uncovered a Daisy Kingdom print from 1992!
1992 Daisy Kingdom fabric panel.
The end-of-day tally showed we surpassed our previous 2011 record of 27 with 28 basted Cuddle Quilts! The basted quilt sandwiches and binding strips went home with workshop attendees for quilting and binding.
Take home
Thank you to Sherry (left) and JoAnn (right), our CQ Coordinators extraordinaire!
Sherry and JoAnn, 2015 Cuddle Quilt Coordinators.
JoAnn announces the name on
the winning ticket.
To make the day more fun, tickets were given out to attendees for various tasks: piecing a top, basting a quilt sandwich, bringing in a dish to share, staying for the clean-up. etc. There was a drawing for a $25 gift certificate at the end of the day.

And the winner is…

(You gotta come to the August guild meeting to find out.)

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