If you belong to a quilt group and you don't have days set aside to get together and sew you need to get something organized. Country School does this every month on the second Friday and Saturday. It's a mini-retreat. We each bring our machine and projects and do a little sewing and a lot of talking and spread a few opinions when asked. That's where I was this past Friday and Saturday and I even dragged my Mom along too.
I worked on my Fractured blocks for this coming update. My goal is to complete 10 blocks each week. That should be really easy but I'm going to be really busy the next 3 weeks.
Paula Nadelstern's new fabrics arrived today and I have to have the sample quilt completed and in the mail by October 14. If I get 10 blocks of Fractured done each week it will be great. I can't share the new quilt on the blog until after Market (November) so blog content is going to be different for a few weeks. There won't be a lot of sewing content, that's for sure!
I am going to get these 2 quilts loaded and try to work on them a bit. These are quilts made from blocks collected in our monthly block drives. Both of these quilts will be veteran's quilts. We have a lot of veteran's quilt tops that will be completed over the next month so Willie is going to be doing a lot of stippling.
I know a that stippling is a bit out of fashion but it's fast and functional. I can stipple quilt one of these quilts in about 2 hours. I'll load one wide quilt back and one bug piece of batting and will be able to get both of them quilted one after the other. I've always avoided stippling but I have finally reconciled myself to it. It might mean the difference in having 10 extra quilts ready for delivery. For that, stippling is a great approach.
I'll leave today with one last image. Isn't it exciting to get to the end of a spool or cone of thread? This one is about to run out and I have the replacement ready to go.
Check out what everyone else is doing this week at Patchwork Times.