What happens when you get 15 quilters locked into a fabric store with nothing but time to do that UFO or sew on a new project?
On Saturday, I stopped by our local Block Therapy store to show machine repairist, Mark, a machine that will need a new belt and bobbin winder rubber tire and was invited to a spur of the moment sew-in. More on that machine on a different post!
The shop was filled with wonderful aromas of pulled pork cooking in the crock pot. Several ladies might bring other snacks as well!
I brought my Easy Street project pieces from last week and my Delectable Christmas blocks to sash and assemble if I ran out of Easy Street during the time! (I did, and will post about the Christmas blocks later this week).
Shaded half-squares – Part 3 Easy Street Mystery
Here is Part 3 completed and arranged. I got to counting the units, and for some reason I was 10 units short, so I also cut and assembled 10 more than shown here. Part 3 units are now D-O-N-E!
Next, I cut part 4 — more flying geese. These were easy to assemble since I had gotten practice in part 2! However, when I trimmed them up, I found just how imperfect the units were when trimming. Most had a sliver to trim OFF (which I suppose is a good thing). A couple will have to be totally redone. Since I have never made flying geese before Easy Street, I found myself wondering if there was an easy way to “center” the goose when trimming. I knew enough to try to center the goose’s beak and think I did OK without it. Here they are — the purple/aqua from Part 4 are now each connected to one of the purple/black&white from Part 2.
Flying Geese – Easy Street Parts 2 and 4 Joined Two by Two
A couple of my geese have blunt noses — I will redo the absolute worst ones, and just live with the rest.
Six of us stayed the entire night. Wow! Here are Joan and Jody about 4:00 AM. Block Therapy has a Facebook Page !
Joan and Jody – Block Therapy, Gautier, MS, 16 December 2012, 4AM – Sit and Sew Lock-in
Thank you Block Therapy — Joan and Jody (and your families for giving you up for the night) for the fun!