A Visit with a Quilter

A few weeks ago I had an email from my quilt friend Heather asking me what was I doing the next weekend. I know she had her tongue firmly planted in her cheek, she knew what was happening and I knew she wanted to come for a visit...I didn't hesitate! She was here in a flash, lobster on the menu, fabric shopping and lots of quilt chat. Little did she know that I would put her to work to help me make a chairty quilt to donate to our local daycare, Through the Years as a raffle quilt. The question was could we do it in a day, start to finish...well. almost! We started at 10am with the fabrics chosen and we got to work...ironing, cutting, sewing, pressing and on and on. Trouble was we were going out at 5:15 to the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild closing dinner and we wanted to take the quilt for "sew and tell", we really wanted it to be quilted (we knew to get the binding done as well was pushing it a bit!). We got the top done, sandwiched and Heather started machine quilting it soon after 4...then she ran out of thread!

There was nothing we could do but take the almost finished quilt to the Guild dinner. The next day we had already planned to go to Avonport Discount Fabrics (the best place for quilting cottons and notions) so we added thread to the list.

Lots of Blocks based on the pattern Building Blocks at  Moda Bakeshop It was such a fun day working together and accomplishing something for a very worthwhile cause. I will deliver it next week. I hope they like it!

Update - The quilt was won by one of the daycare families, they raised over $300! Well done TTY!