Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sew Day inspiration

Sew Day rolled around again on Sunday. It was inspiring, as usual, starting with Linda J.'s festive table with a red theme. She made double-sided napkins that paired with sparkly napkin rings to go with the red glassware and red and green placemats.

Breakfast was a rainbow of fruit, quiche, and cranberry-orange muffins. Lunch was delicious homemade chicken noodle soup and brownies and cookies.

Next to the table hung her new hand-appliquéd bird quilt, whose colors I love!

Pattern for Linda J.'s bird quilt.
Then the bags came out. Linda P. showed two maroon Yazzii storage bags that she embellished with wool appliqué years ago. Yazzii bags have multiple zippered plastic storage bags inside.

Detail of Linda P.'s wool appliqué.

Carolynn brought a storage bag that she sewed from this fun fabric, but I forgot to get the pattern:

Linda J. was just back from a quilting cruise to Mexico where she learned a slick technique for sewing many squares together. Instead of pinning all of the squares and trying to keep them in order, you fuse them onto this special gridded fusible web (below) and then sew the seams into tucks. Easy peasy!

Have a colorful day


Robbie said...

Great projects!! And that fruit display is awesome!

sonja said...

February of friends,fabric and food, equal a recipe for FUN!