A lot of quilters that I know hate to bind a quilt.
I don’t understand that mindset.
I LOVE to bind quilts!
I love the process & more than anything
I can’t wait to finally see the finished quilt!
Today I’m binding a small & scrappy quilt, Hard Crackers.
Several months ago, pre-COVID19,
Heather & I established a new sewing group.
We decided to meet once a month
& sew on the same agreed upon quilt.
We would meet on the third Thursday & so
the Third Thursday Thread Sisters (TTTS) was formed.
Well, the very first month we were
supposed to meet we were under quarantine.
We decided to form a group text instead
to share & to show progress of our little quilts from 10:00 or so until noon or so…
It seems fortuitous now looking back at the origin of our sewing group.
The idea came from a guild presentation.
It was a group of quilters doing the same thing.
They came and showed their little quilts, many from this book.
It just so happened that Martingale was having a super sale!
So, we acted quickly,
deciding on a couple of books to use for the basis of our quilts.
Again, fortuitous don’t you think?
I made the first choice.
Since we had 9 in our group,
I made a smaller version of this quilt
to accommodate our signatures.
Since the quarantine continued, to help us keep in touch,
we decided to sew each Thursday instead of just the third.
These are my blocks from the first quilt…
but whilst making them I decided they were too light.
I wanted them to hang near my new table runner.
Meanwhile, the next 3rd Thursday was approaching…
Bonnie chose Lizzie’s Tents.
I remade my blocks.
I love the quilt!
So far we’ve assigned 3 quilts, one per month.
Since the third Thursday is this week
I was determined to finish my June quilt.
I finished the top last week.
This morning I layered, quilted then sewed the binding to the quilt.
Tonight I will do the handwork to complete it!
Tomorrow we start our next quilt!
Perhaps you should start a sewing group
with some of the quilting friends you’re missing.
I’m so thankful for this connection with
some of my quilting friends
during this surreal time.
Please let us know what you’re binding
& share them with us on my Facebook group:
Just Keep Sewing…