If you have looked at Caro's blog (www.caro-en-rob.blogspot.com) 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.