Monday, January 27, 2014

Chromebook cover and sewing day at Swink Girls Quilts

The Swink Girls (me, Francesca and Margaret) hosted a sewing day at the studio yesterday and it was so much fun!  Shellee and Sherri, two new friends from the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild (RMQG) braved the snowy and cold weather to set up shop for the day.  We talked and laughed and actually accomplished some things as well!  Shellee is working on a gorgeous quilt using the jelly roll race technique.  Her fabrics are from the Juggling Summer line (Moda).  See was able to apply the first border and showed us the fabrics selected for the finished quilt.  It is going to be really nice!  I am also a fan of that fabric line and used it for the Moons and Star lap quilt I completed in December 2013.

Sherri was able to attach the binding to a beatiful small piece made with half square triangles.  I am amazed at her skill with free motion quilting on her domestic machine!  I could use some lessons from Sherri for sure :)  She also worked on putting together a top made from improvisational and very modern blocks.  The color palette is white and black with little pops of bright colors.  It will be a striking, modern piece and I can't wait to see her quilting on this one!

Francesca worked on some slab blocks for her Sunday Morning Quilts Bee.  She also finished up the binding on a very sweet Valentine's pillow which she has posted.  Check out the pictures in her post; it is super cute!

By the way, I am very sorry I did not snap some photos yesterday ;(  You will have to trust my descriptions!

Margaret and I worked on a little sleeve for her Chromebook.  We used some custom dyed fabric (courtesy of Francesca and Do or Dye).  Margaret is well satisified with the results as I am too!

The Swink Girls are looking forward to another sewing day sometime real soon.  We  very much enjoyed getting to know Shellee and Sherri.

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