21 Jul A quilt for quilters
Every year the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild, of which I am a member, makes a quilt to reward a lucky guild volunteer. The Guild has quite a few activities that require these volunteers and many people are very generous with their time. As a small thank you, the name of each of these volunteers is put in a “hat” and the lucky person drawn wins what we call the “Worker’s Quilt”.
One of the ways to volunteer with the Guild is to make the Worker’s Quilt. Several years ago my hand dying group volunteered and made a wonderful quilt. This was before I owned a digital camera so I can’t find a picture of it for you.
This year, my Handwork group (recently renamed The Seven Sisters) decided to take on this challenge. Renee suggested this pattern, we decided on the color scheme (neutrals), how many blocks we each needed to make (14) and we were in business!
Next up was a sewing day in Judy’s basement sewing space to put it together. Here it is laid out on Judy’s design wall with a couple of rows on top of her project boxes. We had a great time putting it together and are all really pleased with the way it turned out. The finished top has a small light colored inner border and a piano key border out of the darker fabrics. It is about 80″ square.
This week, we met in Renee’s basement and pin basted it. With six of us working (Judy was out of town) it only took half an hour! Wish I could baste all my quilts that fast! Renee is doing the quilting for us. I’ll be sure to get a picture of the finished quilt. The drawing isn’t until November, but I’ll be sure to let you know if I win it 🙂