Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday - Sew Saturday in South Raleigh

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  I'm here to continue the commentary on the fun from the first weekend in August.  You might have read about my APQS Owners Group meeting in last week's POST.  But, wait!  There's more.

On Saturday...

I was one of six quilters who worked from 9 AM to 9 PM (a few of us were at it even longer!)  The Sew Saturday event was held at 
St. Andrews UMC in South Raleigh.  It was just like old times, with a few new faces thrown in for good measure (and a few familiar faces missing for a variety of reasons.)  I took photos to document the day.

Setting up...

I dropped my stuff and started taking pictures.  This is my spot:

Lisa decided to set up a little differently this time:

Tiffany brought a number of projects:

Carol had several projects to work on, too:

Getting started...

Carol's Bear Paw quilt is quilted:

Tiffany need fuel before sewing can commence:

SEW many projects...

Carol is laying out a new quilt for pinning:

Here's a closer look:

Tiffany found some Cuba-themed fabrics for a new set of bags:

She found the focus print on Spoonflower:

Carol added the bear tracks to the back of her quilt:

Tiffany got her dog wall hanging pieced:

She chose an adorable puppy print for the border:

This was the inspiration for the quilt:

Hey!  Someone has a new iron caddy:

A couple of buttons and it's ready to go:

It's Tiffany's latest creation:

Such a cheerful floral fabric:

Carol collected these bandanas for a new quilt:

Lisa got busy laying out her Blooming 9-Patch blocks:

Lois is starting with this set of blocks:

My, what a beautiful butterfly print:

Her block box also includes these bright blocks...

... And another set of floral blocks:

Denise came prepared with all sorts of carrier bags:

Here is the first project that she will work on:

Next came a NEW project:

Tiffany is busy cutting tote bag parts:

With the pinning done, Carol was ready to begin quilting:

Here is Lois, explaining her assembly process:

Joy is starting on her 9-Patch blocks...

... As Denise begins on assembling star blocks:

SEW much progress...

Round ONE is done!  Only 8 more to go, Joy:

Denise's first Star blocks is coming along:

Lisa helps Joy create a thread cone holder:

Hold this here and we'll tape the straw to the soda bottle:

A safety pin taped to the end of the straw might work:

Yep!  Worked like a charm:

Denise is on her way to a new quilt:

Lisa is sewing the rows of her B9P, as well as, sewing them together to create the top.  Let's see how far she gets:

One quilt top together:

Nice work, Lois:

Joy helped lay out Lois's 2nd quilt top for assembly:

Go, Lois, go!!  You are on a roll:

The next set of 9-Patch blocks are coming together for Joy:

Looking good, Lisa:

Tiffany is making progress on her bags:

Round TWO for Joy:

A laptop sleeve (for her daughter) is next on Tiffany's agenda:

Denise moved on to trimming up her Triangle quilt:

Sneaky Tiffany made a point to show off (Joy's) a tiny pin cushion with her tiny machine:

The rows are all put together for Lois's 2nd quilt:

Quilting in progress.  SEW focused, Carol:

Fabric for a 2nd laptop sleeve.  This one for Tiffany:

But first, Tiffany got to work on sewing the rows of her B9P:

Denise's Triangle Quilt is all trimmed up:

It's a happy day:

One UNC laptop sleeve complete:

Denise's new quilt is growing:

I really like this view of it:

Tiffany is fast approaching the halfway mark of row assembly:

Lisa is busy pressing in order to add on her next row:

I convinced DS1 to deliver dinner from Sushi Nine...

Lisa even used chopsticks:

DS1 got FREE food for delivering our dinner:

Plain Jane sushi (avocado rolls) for Joy:

Back to work, Quilters!

SEW pleased with the fruits of our labor...

Joy completed the blocks for Round THREE of her B9P:

Denise is almost done with another set of Star blocks:

The rows of Tiffany's B9P are ready to assemble into a top:

Lisa has HALF of her quilt top assembled:

It was a WONDERFUL day!!!

Thank you, St. Andrews UMC, for allowing us to use your beautiful facility.  Thanks to Tiffany, for the delicious lunch.  Thank you to all who brought treats to share.

If YOU need a new (gluten free) Instant Pot recipe:

Rainbow Scrap Challenge alert!!  Tiffany dressed appropriately for RSC Transition Week.  See!!  Turquoise and ORANGE:

Graylagran remembered her "chair quilt" which, if memory serves, was her first completed quilt:

Until next time...
Quilt til you wilt!!!


  1. Your B9P is going to be beautiful if you continue with those colors.

  2. OMG! I'm tired just looking at everything that was done! Such great projects and I love the improvised thread cone holder. Who would have ever thought to put bear tracks on the back of a bear paw quilt?!! ~Jeanne

  3. Sew much accomplished! And what a wonderful, bright, clean space you have to work in. I'm just a teensy bit jealous :)

  4. Wow you were all so productive! Sounds like a good time was had by all.

  5. Wow, everyone got in lots of great stitching time and the projects are so fun. There is no picking a favorite out of that set, they are all great.

  6. You ladies were productive! So many lovely projects and so much sewing in such a short time!


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