Sunday, November 4, 2012

Wayward Girls

"Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly
we are being renewed day by day."
2 Corinthians 4:16

I hope you've read enough of my blog to know that the title "Wayward Girls" is very tongue-in-cheek. It makes me laugh because the 3 of us that get together to sew are Christians and we call ourselves Wayward Girls as a joke!

So, there were only 2 Wayward Girls here sewing on Saturday. Wayward #3 was on a quilt retreat (without us!). We had a good time though, and I know you'll enjoy seeing Pam's project. It's from an old Fons and Porter magazine from 2000...the pattern is called Buzz Saw. You start with 3.25 yards of background fabric and 10 fat quarters. The fabric is cut into 8.5 inch squares, draw the diagonal line, sew on both sides of it, and make half square triangles. Press to the dark side, trim to 8 inches, and the cut the squares into 2 inch strips. You mix them all up, sew them back together, and add another strip that is 2x8 inches, and you wind up with this fun block:

Pam used all fabrics from her stash. The background is a Thimbleberry fabric, the other fabrics are all Jo Morton fabrics. It's going to make a terrific quilt, don't you think!

This quilt (above) is my Bacon and Eggs, from Jo Morton Group 11, obviously not done in Jo Morton fabrics. I used a honey bun of Mary Engelbreit's Basket of Flowers. I was planning to finish it, but instead my Generals Wives was calling to me.

I had previously sewn some of it into rows, but with Pam's help I pressed on and got all the top together, including the last 2 borders. I am so excited to have this top together! I do have to go over the backside and make sure all my seams are going the right direction, and I do have to give it a final press. Then I'll piece the backing and send it off to my quilter.

And that's the best part about sewing with a  friend(s). When you're tired and would pack it in, they encourage you to press on for a little while longer, and get the project to "done!" Thank you, Pam, for encouraging me to "get her finished!"

Till next time, keep stitchin!


  1. Wow, you did alot! They look great too. Sewing buddies are a must. I couldn't be without mine.

  2. I told DH that you might not let me come back because I refused to go home until you got done! It was a fun time. Can't wait to see your quilt quilted and bound!