Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Joint Project

Last night our small group of quilters got together and assembled a joint project, shown here on the design wall before we started putting it together. We each made a bunch of 6" blocks, either strip-pieced or nine-patches, in mostly light blues with a touch of yellow. Some of them are hanging a bit crooked here, but this gives you an idea of the results.

Altogether, five people made the blocks and six people (some different than the five) sewed them together. We had one person who doesn't quilt come in and just press as we sewed. Later it will be quilted by another volunteer with a long-arm machine.

I'm really excited about working together like this. It was risky (how can five people all do exact 1/4" seams, never mind get colors that work together), but we are pleased with it. I think the quilting will add much to it. We are not sure about borders, and think maybe just a darker blue binding. Any thoughts on that?

This quilt is going to a family who lost their daughter. We also had a few blocks leftover, enough to make a lap quilt for someone in a wheelchair. I will post a picture as soon as I have one.


Joyce said...

Working together sounds like fun. Could you send your presser over here? I'm really sick of pressing open the seams on my kaliedoscope quilt. Lol.

sewkalico said...

I think such a collaboration sounds great. The quilt is wonderful. I would definitely go with a dark border or binding.

BTW did you get my email re the lovely hearts?

jovaliquilts said...

What a wonderful project! I work with a Linus group and we often have a bunch of us working on the same quilt. It does pose challenges, but you just work through them. The community of it is great.

TB said...

What a beautiful work! You'd never know that it was the work of five! I love the blues and yellows. Elsie, thank you for the comment on my blog!