Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nana's casa

It's a happening time at Casa Nana - with shopping and sewing - it's a busy time, indeed.

If you have looked at Caro's blog ( you know what we've been doing. After much planning, starting a couple of months ago, Ronda invited me and Caro and quilting friend Alayne to her home.  Ronda and I cut yards and yards of flannel into strips, up to 3" wide.  Shortly after 9:30 we arrived and started sewing.  Choosing a center for our stitch and flip blocks, cutting and ironing.  We were busy girls.  We even didn't desert the table when it came to lunch time: chili and cornbread - delish!

Our friend Dieuwke joined us from the Netherlands on Skype.  So much fun to have a little "sewing bee" online.  We stayed through supper (a re-run of lunch - yum) and headed home some mighty tired sewers.  Alayne couldn't be there on Saturday, but Caro and I returned and the three of us started again.  Ronda and Caro just about finished their tops.  I made progress and finished the 12 blocks I planned to use.  These are all flannel strips so a batting may only be optional.  (see Caro's blog for more photos)

Here are my blocks,

Kind of fun and crazy.  I forgot to mention that mid afternoon on Friday we made a brief field trip to two local quilt stores.  While there we found this charming fabric.  It is a rather heavier 100% cotton which shrinks about 25%, so you have to plan accordingly.

Can you see the little lines where it has shrunk?  Suggestions for what to use this for?

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a great sewing day, love your blocks!