What a great Quilts of Valor meeting! We have now stuffed our basket with kits – ready for our volunteers to take home and sew. And we have more kits waiting in the wings – we were just s-o-o-o very productive this meeting!
|Loretta assembling kits - Irene hand sewing - basket stuffed!|
|Sharon cutting for kits|
|lots of extra kits ...|
And we now have
9; no, make that 10; no, make that 11 quilts ready
[well, they were rolling in fast and it was hard to keep track!] – all bound
and with labels, ready to go to the VA Hospital with the next delivery … and
more to come back in soon.
Here’s some photos:
|Debbie and her Strippie|
|Kathy and the Group's Many Trips Around the World|
|Diana and her Flags|
And we had a fun demo from Debbie of a new technique and how to use those scraps! I can see you nodding your heads – those scraps just tend to multiply (maybe while we’re sleeping??).
Debbie showed us how to use Scrap Happy fusible grids for 2-inch scraps:
Sew on the grid lines provided:
Cut them in half and add a larger block:
And Voila! You have easy already-sashed blocks to sew together.
This is a Joan Ford technique and there are many variations of the grids and patterns (patterns sold separately or in her books). Try it … we loved it!
We also had a very special sneak preview of a quilt that is going cruising, but that will have its own blog post in the near future … stay tuned!
Our Next Meeting Will Be: Friday, Nov 15th