Sunday, October 18, 2015

Got a Fan or Two


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.

8 comments:

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What a fun and clever idea--love the fan!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like you are having fun with EPP - sewing through a tongue depressor? wow didn't know the needles were strong enough for that.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fun project!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a cute fan - clever idea!

Cathy said...

FANtastic idea! And cute too.

Jennifer said...

What a great idea. I'd never seen this before.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Clever idea! I am amazed you can sew through a wood handle.

Ivani said...

Cool! Great idea and lovely fan. Have a beautiful week!

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