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Quirky Scrap Quilt Along - The End!

Happy Fall, Y'all!!  

I am such a slacker!!  I am so sorry I am well over a month late on getting this final blog post out.  Originally, it was because of hurricane Irma, but I have no good excuse past that.  I honestly just kept forgetting and when I did remember, I wasn't at a place where I could send the email or post on the blog.  Woe is me and my working life.  
If you haven't figured it out by now, the final step in the quilt along is to baste, quilt and bind your quilt.  It's that simple!  I know, simple doesn't equate easy as most people I know dread at least one of these steps the most.  
If you aren't ready to finish up, don't worry about it.  You can always add it to next year's UFO list, right??  
Thank you all for participating, whether you finished or not.  I know I had a lot of fun and hope we can do another quilt along next year.  I have a second Quilt Along in my head but I have no idea if I am going to be able to make it happen, …
MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Maitland, FL


Block of the Month - Thread Spools!

For the month of October, we could make the typical blocks for the upcoming holiday season but I thought we could go a different route and make blocks to brighten up our sewing rooms - Thread Spools!

I think what gives them a modern look are the dark gray or black spool. The full tutorial can be found Moose on the Porch Quilts blog, but here are the highlights:
Grab some scraps in your favorite color and sew them together in strips until you can cut them into a 5.5" x 8.5" rectangle. I really liked the look of angling the fabrics a bit.
Sew a white 2.5" x 8.5" rectangle along each side of your block like this: Now it's time to make the spool tops. Cut 2 pieces of fabric that read black or gray 2.5" x 9.5" and snowball the corners, as shown with (4) 2.5" squares: Lastly, you will sew your spool tops onto your colored rectangle so that it measures 9.5" x 12.5":
Again, you will find the complete tutorial here. I can't wait to see all the p…

Meet Gail Peck

I'm Gail Peck and I'm a newbie with this whole quilt guild thing. Although I've been sewing since I was 13, having learned the basics in Home Ec class, for many years my main focus was on garments for myself and my brood of four sons. Along the way home decorator sewing was added to my repertoire. Although I have no photographic proof of it, I began making quilts more than 30 years ago; mostly one or so, every few years, as our needs dictated.

As a published photographer it pains me to admit that my vast photo library is crazy out of order, so most of the very recent work is nowhere to be found. Yikes!! For nearly ten years I sold art photography at markets and art festivals, however, I needed my husband's help setting up so when his job became just too demanding, I shut down my business and began looking for something new to occupy my time. A notice in the Orlando Sentinel caught my eye: Days for Girls was looking for people that sew. Although I'd never heard of …