My real-life Bunco Club and quilting friends of 25ish years have many traditions. The one practice that I particularly love is when one of our children get married, we get together for several quilting bees and make the newlyweds a quilt. We've been working at a fever-pitch to finish a wedding quilt for a shower that was held on Sunday, August 24.
The theme for the wedding is "Alice and Wonderland." We were able to get our hands on A-in-W fabric and modified/redesigned a quilt we saw on line.True to form we never stopped eating, talking, or laughing as the nights wore on. After all these years we are like a family ... sometimes peeved or annoyed with another member, sometimes needing a shoulder or listening ear, sometimes seeking advice or opinions, and sometimes just enjoying the comfort that comes from being near people who know what you're all about. What a wonderful thing friendship is!
In no particular order here are some photos of us hard at work during two evening sessions:
|Set up and ready to start. We worked in Bev's fabulous sewing room.|
|The mother of the groom, Sandy K.|
|Sandy T. cutting out arcs after the shapes were applied with heat and bond.|
|Liz explaining something or perhaps telling a story.|
|Bev and Sharon working on arcs.|
|Sandy C, Bev, along with the rest of use working on the layout.|
|Sandy T and Bev showing us a Do-It-Yourself face lift for the camera.|
|Liz and I "fussy cutting" yards of fabric which would become the focal point of the blocks|
|Liz and Sandy K at the food table|
|Just SOME of our notes for determining the size of the fussy cut fabric!|
|Liz shows off the backing fabric while Sandy C and I mug for the camera|
|Sharon being ever so cute!|
|Putting the rows together|
|Our own little sweatshop busy at work. It's amazing how fast eight people can get a quilt made when working together!|
|A quick tutorial from Faye on how to manipulate the seams to make the quilt lay flatter|
|Sandy K and Dorothy working on their corner of the quilt.|
THE PRESENTATION AT THE SHOWER:
|Brisa and Jeff with Sandy K (Jeff's mom) just opened the quilt.|
|Here we are with the beautiful bride-to-be and her handsome groom.|
Congratulations to Brisa and Jeff...may you have a long and happy life together.