Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bucket of Fun

Another fun sew day for Hands 2 Help (see the button on the side bar).  We had six of us on Saturday, for national quilting day,  with my bucket of fun strings.  For some it was the first time they created string blocks, for others it was their first time sewing.  Bob can and helped up, what a surprise that was when he showed up with his wife. Bob and I met when we were in college at Purdue.  I was a brides maid in Bob's wedding and that's were I met my wonderful husband.  Funny how things turn out.  And all these years later, we're still having fun together. But I can honestly say, I never imagined the say when we would be sewing together, definitely a wonderful twist to the day!
Bob, who would have every thought after all these years we'd be sewing together.  He did a great job
Liane, Bob's wonderful wife.  She was in a pastel mood, see if you can spot her blocks.
Veronika manned the ironing board, that was a whole lot of ironing, strings and blocks
Laurie and Ellen had strings flying on this side of the studio
Here's a look at the bucket of fun before, during and after
Bucket of fun before
strings everywhere in the sewing studio
more strings

Oh, look here they are, all in the nice neat 10 in blocks.  Love some strings
Bucket of fun after.  We have almost enough blocks completed for 1.5 quilts.  These are both going for Hands 2Help
I also have a few more Splendid Sampler blocks.
Block 10

Block 9 - I swear I did this one 3 or 4 times, this is just good enough!!
Block 11
I may redo block 11, not too happy with the right column of blocks. But then I may just say - eh, it's good.  I wish I would have been a bit more careful to not get the big green leaves in the white half of the HST.  We'll see if I get motivated enough to get it another whirl.  I do like this mystery so far, and 10% done and still keeping up.

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  1. How fun to sew with a bunch of friends - sure you will all surprise us with your pile of H2H quilts again this year.

  2. Sounds like a lvely sewing day.

  3. Looks like you all had a great day xx

  4. it is always fun to sew with friends. The string quilts will be great H2H quilts.

  5. You are blessed to have friends to sew with. I miss that, thanks for sharing your sewing day.

  6. Love the string blocks. Sounds like a lot of fun, sewing with friends. I would love that! Thanks for sharing on MCM!

  7. The string blocks look wonderful with that unifying white strip. I love quilting with friends, it's such a great experience.

  8. What a fun sewing day. Looks like you got a lot of string blocks done.

  9. Lovely colours on your Splendid Sampler blocks. I wouldn't change block 11 and no one will notice about the leaves in the half square triangles, especially when it's finished.


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