Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Patchwork in the Park

This weekend, the NYC Metro Mod Quilt Guild had its first summertime event, a "Patchwork in the Park" day!  A few of us met up in Central Park for lunch, relaxing, show-and-tell and lots of handsewing!

It was a beautiful day, and it was a lot of fun getting together in a relaxed setting.  I also loved seeing everyone's handsewing projects.  I brought along my hexagon baby quilt that I've been working on for a while, and I also brought a new sashiko kit.

Some of the guild members brought diamond-shaped English paper piecing, Grandmother's flower garden piecing, beading, hand quilting and even embroidery on paper!  I was worried that folks might not have enough to sew without using a sewing machine, but I was definitely mistaken.  :)

It was a wonderful way to spend a summer weekend.  If you're interested, we're having another meetup on July 23rd...hope you can make it!





Here is my English paper pieced baby quilt in progress.  Finally got it squared up!  Now I just want to add some more rows.



Even though I had been sewing for about 3 hours in the park, when I came home I made two leaf blocks for this month's Hip 2 Bee Square quilting bee!  My curved piecing could use some practice, but they were quick and a lot of fun.

Both blocks (each about 9 by 12 inches).
Kept the selvedge on the block.  Love the wording!
My second block.  A little better with the curved piecing.

2 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had so much fun! I plan to be there on the 23rd!

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