Our third Sunday Project Linus group met at JoAnn's yesterday. Jodie arrived with this colorful quilt top. She layered it with batting and an orange flannel back and got it ready to quilt or tie. I brought it home to quilt.
Lucille stitched some tone-on-tone blue squares together with a cute print to make this one patch quilt.
Susan (that's me) disrupted the group productivity. Linda_J posted a link to a video showing how to make a flying geese block with one seam last Thursday. I took squares and rectangles for 40 geese and did a demonstration for the group.
Then I offered to demonstrate a bow tie block, with no set in seams, made from squares. Louise cut some 3 ½ inch squares and the fun began.
Several tried their hand at both the flying geese and bow tie blocks. Louise really got into making the bow tie blocks and cut lots more squares and bought more of the light print fabric we were using.
Christy cut some of the bars quilt fabric into 4 ½ inch squares and finished the center of a bow tie quilt top. She took it home to add a black border.
All this fun came with a price. Our productivity was lowered and some reverse sewing was done as new techniques were learned. For example, this goose is wrong side out. Whoops!
Debby spent the afternoon tying quilts. She tied 6 quilts all by herself. Combined with the finished quilt and 2 granny square afghans I brought in, we ended the day with 9 finished blankets and 7 complete quilt tops stitched. Plus a couple dozen 1-seam flying geese blocks and about 30 six-inch bow tie blocks.