Saturday, November 19, 2011

A sewing night

Last night was another fun sewing night with Philly Modern Quilt Guild peeps. I forgot to bring my camera but including myself there were 9 of us at Sew Smart Fabrics. 

The first thing I got out of the way was my miles of binding for the king size Aviary Birdbath quilt. I still haven't attached it to the quilt though. But this was almost an entire yard of fabric!

Then I finally got down to the Double Wedding Ring arcs I've been avoiding. As I had posted on flickr, I was struggling with these big time. I was beginning to wonder if I could finish this one. But thankfully there were several people at sewing night who all had experience with curves. They all agreed that the paper backing needed to come off the arcs to make it work. Once I tried that, they came together so easily!

I got a bunch of half melons done and about 4 whole melons done. It made might night!!

Of course there was shopping. I picked up more of this print from 1934.

And a couple fun christmas prints.

The most exciting shopping for me was food related. When we went out to pick up dinner, we found the best Olive Oil store ever. If you are local to Doylestown or even anywhere nearby, this place is worth a visit. It's called Olive Oil Etcetera and they had the most amazing different olive oils and balsamic vinegars. So yummie!

Overall, a fantastic night with friends!


**nicke... said...

how fun! i would love to visit that olive oil store. yummmy! i think i would go with a whole loaf of bread! ;) love those melons! it is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Marci Girl said...

Oh I am jealous, it sounds like such a fun night! Your double wedding rings are coming together so nicely!

felicity said...

Isn't it fabulous to have quilters to go to for advice, help and everything in between? Sounds like you had a great sewing night.

Denise in PA said...

No paper, and NO PINNING! I'm so glad the arcs worked out for you - whew! I never did see what you bought that night - love it! Would you believe all I bought was the black thread I ran out of?

That lobster mac & cheese was pretty good too. I told my husband - "I went to the fabric store and all I got was this Olive Oil" - LOLOL

I had a great time! o:)

Megan said...

oooh, nice tip on the wedding ring piecing. Your arcs are really coming together nicely! Wow, an entire yard's worth of binding. I can't even imagine. good luck!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like a fab night, and yay for cracking the arcs


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