Sew Day Work

The guild Sew Day for August was a Community Quilt Sew Day. Mary C and I collaborated again to make three tops. Normally, I would make a top, then make the back. We focused on tops this time.

Mom Blocks donation top
Mom Blocks donation top

Mom gave me some orphan pieces and pieces that she didn’t want anymore. I had left them in the car so I didn’t even know what was in the bag. What I found in that bag was some ugly pieces. We also found some pretty nice looking blocks.

The blocks in the top on the left are the ones Mom made and handed over. Once we saw these, we decided we could just put them together quickly and move on to the day’s community quilt pattern.

I had some strips left over from the Libs Elliott class I took at QuiltCon in 2018. Fortunately, we had enough for sashing and borders. The turquoise and pink ones were already sewn together, which made things easier. The blocks weren’t all square, but we squared them up as much as we could.

Mary C sewed and I pressed and trimmed, which worked really well.

I am pleased with how this came out and how we were able to use some of the pieces that Mom sent along. I think someone will like this quilt.

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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