Sunday, October 18, 2015
On the 3rd Thursday of each month my guild has a Sit and Stitch day. They usually have a project that you can do or just sit and stitch. Last Thursday the project was an English paper-pieced fan. They are so cute and fun to make. I made the one in Fall colors during our SAS. The instructor let us use her sewing machine to actually stitch through the (tongue-depressor) handle. Isn't it cute?
Yesterday I helped my guild to man the quilting table at the Music and Molasses Festival here in Nashville. I had carried a bag of scraps and my kit for the second fan. I made the blue front of this fan while there. I started on the fan back, but ran out of the fabrics I had chosen. But, we quilters have a long history of knowing how to "make-do". I'm sure I can find something to fit with these fabrics.
The lady who came to teach us how to make the fans showed us some paper-pieced quilts she had made. They were all beautiful, but the one that caught my eye was appliqued with rings of pentagons like the blue one above. Gorgeous!
I will spend some time sewing with my friend Sharon this afternoon and then finish up my fan tonight. Check out what others are slow-stitching today here.
May all your ups and downs today be with needle and thread.
Posted by Donna at Sunday, October 18, 2015