Nineteen quilters spent six hours playing with fabric and creating another layer of community with each other. We had a large bright sewing space with plenty of room for all of us to set up our sewing stations. Our Super Saturday Sew-in produced original designs based on the three different blocks I brought as samples. Here are several pictures of our day Lila Rostenberg snapped as we worked and played.
I’m encouraging everyone who was in class to send me a photo of their work-in-progress and I will post it here. Dierdre was the first to respond. She has sent a photo of her work-in-progress as seen on her design wall. She used the very simple Broken Dishes of arranging triangles. About her top Dierdre wrote, “I’m still deciding on borders and finishes, but the top is sewn. I loved this creative process–there was no planning involved, just playing with color and patterns.”
Amy used bright colors to enliven Shaded Nine Patch block as seen on her design wall.
Velina used two beautiful William Morris fabrics for her Split Nine Patch and chose to “fussy cut” gold flowers for the centers. With just eight blocks she designed this piece to fit a cut out spot in her dining room hutch.
Sharon had assistance from a family friend as she designs her Broken Dishes project.
Maria experimented with her blocks by choosing different center fabrics. Then she proceeded to explore a variety of arrangements available with the strong diagonal slash of the block. Here is one design possibility that recalls Flying Geese.
Jan just sent this photo of her quilt top using the Shaded Four Patch block (the one I called Three triangles and a Square until I learned this easier name). She explained that she chose to work on our Queen’s challenge starting with a fat quarter of chickens from Queen Kathy and that little cat block someone left on the give-away table at Guild. Her working title for this piece is “Queenie’s Farm” or “For the Guild Show, Don’t Run Around Like A Chicken with Its Head Chopped Off!” Jan took the basic idea of using diagonal blocks and added her own twist.