Monday, February 22, 2021

Social Sewing

 I had the opportunity to sew with PC quilters on Friday afternoon and again all day Saturday. Friday was to do my own thing, and Saturday was to make donation quilts for boys for an organization that the PC quilt club supports. 

The sewing room is wonderful - everything you could possible want or need, right there. They even have a couple of loaner sewing machines if you're so inclined. I brought my own. 

On Friday I worked on basting and quilting a top I had kitted up to work on during a September trip. That vacation got cancelled so I finished the top at home, but I don't think I ever blogged about it. Anyway, now the top was finished and the backing was ready, so it just needed to be quilted. So that's what I worked on Friday. Since this was always intended to be a donation quilt, and it's great boy colors, it'll go to the club's boy quilt drive. 

On Saturday I was able to finish the quilting and bind it. It's now labeled with the club's donation label and in one of those cabinets with other finished boy quilts, ready to go. 

This quilt started with the backing - literally! I ordered a remnant of geometric print wide backing, and used some for the blocks on the front along with solid or near-solid fabrics from stash. It finished at 48 x 60", a good size for a boy about 8-12 years old. 

A fellow quilter helped me take photos outside. This is just out the back door of the sewing room. 

After I finished this quilt, I worked on one of the kits the club had already packaged up for boy quilts. I brought it home to finish, so that'll be for another post. 

It was really nice to get together with other quilters and sew. Everyone here is so nice!!! I'm glad I had the opportunity. 

Link-ups:  Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Love Laugh Quilt


  1. I'm so glad you had the opportunity and that the members were warm and welcoming. It sounds like you are going to really enjoy being a part of that community! :)

  2. So glad you're finding your happy place!

  3. Glad you are getting involved and WOW what a beautiful backdrop for that outdoor photo.

  4. Wow what a quilting studio!!! Love the colors in your quilt!

  5. I'm so glad you're making quilty friends! The quilt looks familiar, so I think you may have blogged it at some point. Or maybe I just recognize the focal fabric? In either case, it turned out really cute and some little boy will love it :)

  6. What a lovely space for group quilting! Congrats on your quilt finish, Jan.