Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In and 41st Annual NQA Quilt Show in Columbus, Ohio

First of all my Friday Night Sew-In was really Thursday night because I had some free time to enjoy some sewing.  My project is a pineapple lap quilt for a friend for Christmas.  It will take more than one Sew-In to get this project done, but I did get 14 blocks this far.

Above is a printout from EQ6 of what the lap quilt should look like when it is finished.  I thought that it would be easier to paper piece than to make templates.  I did cut all my strips and the squares in the middle adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  I have paper pieced small blocks before, but never a 12 " block.  I found it harder to fold the paper back accurately to trim my seam allowances until I sewed over all the lines with a thread-less sewing machine--just punching holes in the paper.  Click on the first picture and you will see the holes in the paper.  This made it simple and fast sewing my strips on.

Now I have it started--A Big Thanks to the Friday Night Sew-In.

Friday I spent the day with two special people--my mom and my sister at the Annual NQA Quilt Show!  We all were amazed by the wonderful entries.  The hand and machine quilting was absolutely amazing!  I took over 500 pictures.  Thank you girls for such a wonderful day!

I also had a pleasant surprise on the bus ride that we took down to Columbus I visited with one of my high school teachers.  Thank you Mrs. Lepper for such a wonderful visit!

Happy Quilting

Kay Lynne


Sandra said...

Loved the paper-piecing tip! Using a threadless outline of the block should really be a time-saver. Great idea!

American Quilter's Society said...

looking good ;) Can't wait to see the finished product!