Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What's Happening In My Sewing Room?

Our weather is continuing to cool down and I've been taking advantage of the cooler temperatures working on pinning my musical angels quilt. But before I get to my progress, I want to talk about another block I made.

I belong to an online quilting group where are members live in western Washington. We meet for sew-ins at least once a month and partake in other activities as well. We also are very supportive of each other when someone is facing a challenge or a blessing in their life. This could range from an illness or death, to having a baby or moving. When an event such as this occurs, we traditionally work together to make a comfort or celebratory quilt for them.

Our members contribute Jake's Heart blocks and submit them to whoever volunteered to assemble the quilt. It's a simple block and goes together rather quickly. Here's a link to where you can find the instructions for assembling the block: Jake's Heart Block

I've placed two of the blocks together so you can see what they would look like. One block features the purple fabric and the other one features the green fabric. One of my favorite layouts is to assemble four blocks where you make a flower blossom. Once the quilt blocks have been assembled, it is then forwarded to another member who has volunteered to quilt it. It is then presented to the recipient. Wouldn't it be nice to receive one of these?

Here is picture of my musical angels quilt. As you can see, I've pinned a good portion of the quilt sandwich. I've also trimmed the batting around the edges to the same size as the quilt backing. Below is a close-up of the middle block.

As soon as I finish pinning the quilt sandwich I am going to audition some quilting designs and quilting thread. Perhaps tomorrow I'll have made more progress to share.


Tonya's Sewing Room said...

Oh my, looks like you've used PURPLE and GREEN. Yippie, it looks great. I like this block. I may try that. Your angels quilt is great. Can't wait to see this finished. Talk about your weather, it was 95 here in NC today, we just had a pretty bad storm and it's now 58, oh yeah, bring on winter.

luv2quilt2 said...

I love the heart block, and it's in my favorite colors. Sounds like a wonderful group to belong to with lots of support and cheering.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Great blocks - and wonderful angels. You are making progress. The sun is starting to peek through the clouds here a little bit but I don't think it will last long - yippeee - cuz I want cooler temps to stay around longer.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the purple and green blocks. And your musical angels quilt is gorgeous!!!!

andsewitis Holly said...

Your musical angels quilt is beautiful! I saw how you sandwich your quilts and will have to try that sometime only I will have to figure out how not to scratch up my dining table. It will sure be easier on the knees and back. I love the hearts block. What a wonderful thing your group does!