Over here, I gave a brief overview of the Veteran Quilt Sew-in’s.
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:
The 8 1/2 inch blocks, paired with the 2 1/2 inch strips for sashing for this look:
And the 5 inch blocks were used this way:
Final option was just to quilt a cheater cloth:
From left over rail fence pieces, I cut 2 1/2 inch pieced strips or squares and made these:
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….
How do you share your quilting love?
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie