Tuesday, May 10, 2011

and I spent my Mothers Day sewing....

Saturday was the first St Louis Modern Quilt Guild Sew-In.. such a long fancy name for such a fun group of friends getting together to do what we like to do best...

I can't show you what "some" of them  worked on cause they are doing some secret sewing for THE MARKET...you know...the one in Salt Lake City that starts this week?  Five members of our guild are making lap quilts for a local designer and oh man...are they all wonderful...and even though they all have the same fabric each quilt looks so different!  I can't wait til I have permission to show them...

In the meantime..here is what the rest of us mere mortals worked on...

Cara is making a wall hanging for her office...

Linda at the cutting table..I don't think she even knew I took the photo..she was really concentrating on that fabric..

This is her "other" quilt guild mystery quilt...

oh my...I should know who this belongs to ... Lynn?  Such pretty fabric...
No, it belongs to Jan...who I will probably continue to call Lynn...lol  Thanks Kristy..

The knees on the left side of the floor belong to Annie, who is talking to the owner (gah! I can't remember her name) about how it will be quilted.  Annie does long arm quilting
BARB!! Her name is Barb...I should have known it as she was my mug rug swapper person..thanks Mary Claire..

a scene of sewing...that's my machine a the front...

and another sewing scene... we had a wonderful sewing space..
This is Brown Shoe Company in St Louis.  Two of our members work here and asked if we could use it on this Saturday

I KNOW!!  A shoe!!  Made of shoes!!  Of course who sees this and doesn't get a photo...The shoes are metal and gray and had sparkles in them... so cute..but we couldn't convince anyone to get into the shoe for the photo!  It was nasty dirty water full of leaves inside..
And remember this video?   I sent out a message and asked anyone that wanted to race to bring a jelly roll all sewn together..  and we raced!!  Kristy had a stopwatch on her phone and was in charge of starting the race, and keeping the times...


Mary Claire came in second... she added squares between each strip...I need to try this next..

Nancy used a Christmas jelly roll... I think it looks like rolls of wrapping paper... Nancy came in third

Debbie used a batik jelly roll...we are trying to figure out why hers came out fairly square?  Are batiks wider selvedge to selvedge than others?  She came in fourth... and I think it was because she started with more fabric!!


 I came in first and there is a reason I won't show you the back or the seams...I can't promise that I kept a good 1/4 inch seam all the time ever...  I take the most terrible awful photos in the history of the world..unfortunately it looks just like me...lol





I also made a small zipper bag for seconddaughter and worked on a Yellow Brick Road for a new baby coming soon... no photos of either...

And how did I spend Sunday? The normal Mothers Day..  

And everything has just been dumped into the sewing room and it's a mess and we have a realtor coming tomorrow and I need to stop typing and get cleaning...

Nancy

11 comments:

Splendorfalls said...

Barb is the name you forgot I think!

Great summary of a great day of sewing; thanks Nancy!

My jelly roll quilt came out square too, but I added fabric, so maybe the batiks are wider...hmmmm...

Quiet Quilter said...

What fun! Love to look at the pictures..You "mere mortals" really rock!

Anonymous said...

I tried that 1600 jelly roll quilt also. I can't believe that someone sewed her's together in just 35 minutes - I must be really slow. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Jackie Russell said...

Thanks for a peak at the STLMQG sew in. I was really disappointed I couldn't make it. Looks like lots of fun! Love the jelly roll quilts.

Kristy said...

The quilt that you couldn't remember who it belonged too...you thought Lynn? It's actually Jan (she's the other Brown Shoe employee).

"mere" mortals...who are you kidding, I don't think that I would have the patience to sew a Jelly Roll together like you and those 3 other crazies did. And let's not forgot how much you actually got done at the Sew-In, you were speedy all around.

Anne D said...

Great photos. The best way to spend mothers day. I am sewing a jelly roll race quilt too. Like you I made my seams straight but unlike you I used batiks!
Congrats on winning the race.

Tangos Treasures said...

Looks like fun was had by all!! Love the pictures & quilts!!

Miss Nancy said...

Great pictures and a great review of the sew-in. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful quilts and their makers. All the jelly roll race quilts turned out wonderful.

Have a super great day.

Lynne said...

Fun post, Nancy. And, I'm happy to take credit for work as great as Jan's! :)

Deanna said...

That looks like a fun way to spend a day - or two, or three...

Those are going to be some beautiful quilts!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

i SO wish i knew how to quilt! looks fun.

kelly