Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Freedom" Day of Quilting with the Ladies

Our Wednesday Wonders Quilting group has started a once-a-month Saturday Quilt Day. We've lined up some projects we'd like to do and think we could pretty much accomplish in a day, unless you're over achievers and want to make more than one (that would be me!!).

So on Saturday, June 23rd, the ladies converiged on my basement and we set about sewing the "Freedom" pattern from Nellie's Needle ( It's a great pattern, as you can make either a Quilt, Tablerunner or Table Topper. You can use either true red, white and blue fabrics, or you can go with the more country/primitive/civil war renditions of these colors. Either way you can't loose as the end product is great. To the right is Sandy, taking care of some pressing matters....LOL.

We had a large selection across the board. Some made the quilts, some the runners, and I adapted the pattern to make beautiful door hangers. We all also did our own thing when it came to the applique stars. Some did the buttonhook stitch, some decorative, some straight line. Some used matching thread on the stars, and some used either red or blue. Everyone was very creative.
Here's Janie, Georgette and Debbie with their Tablerunners. Notice Debbie chose to use Yellow fabric for her stars, and Janie & Georgette lef theirs longer for their tables.
Here's Sandy with her Tablerunner. She also left hers longer. Her use of true red, white and blue was great. I loved the pureness of the white, it made everything pop!!
Here's Barb (top) and Hazel (bottom) with their Quilts!! They would be wonderful to sit on and watch the fireworks from on the 4th of July. Need one of these for next year!!

Georgette finally working!!

Barb helping Hazel with some machine issues.

Debbie pinning to get ready to quilt.

Janie in deep thought, working on her stripes.

Poor Georgette, we wore her out!!
And so, we all went home with either a finshed project, or one not far from being finished. I managed to finish all 3 of my door hangers, and now they reside at my Mother's (on her back door), at my Daughter-in-Laws, and at my house. Love how they look hanging on the door!!!

Our next project with be Mondo Bags. These are awesomely huge bags that you can carry a ton of stuff in, or a quilt you're working on. I'll make sure to post pics from that adventure as well. Till then......

Happy Quilting!!!!!!


  1. looks like everyone enjoyed the day, such FUN!

    1. We did have an awesome day, and we have another coming up next Saturday. We're making the "Mondo" bag. I'll be sure to post pictures from that as well. Should be interesting!!

  2. A great day with the ladies!!!