Hosting a Sew-in Part Two

Over here, I gave a brief overview of the Veteran Quilt Sew-in’s.

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Details regarding the We Honor Veteran’s organization and our monthly progress is here.

It started as a one-time event. With that in mind, I planned a full day of sewing. I thought with easy patterns and a full day even non-sewers could get a lap quilt finished.

I cut most of the fabric into 2 1/2 inch strips.

They would be good for a rail fence quilt:

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as sashing:

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and binding:

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The 8 1/2 inch blocks, paired with the 2 1/2 inch strips for sashing for this look:

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And the 5 inch blocks were used this way:

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Final option was just to quilt a cheater cloth:

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From left over rail fence pieces, I cut 2 1/2 inch pieced strips or squares and made these:

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Now we quilt one evening or Saturday afternoon a month. Attendance varies based on everyone’s schedule. Progress is slower, but skills are improving. Sometimes everyone is focused and we accomplish quite a bit. Other times, chatting seems to the be the order of the day…… Always we do plenty of snacking….

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How do you share your quilting love?

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie