This is me and Nell! Couldn’t we be sisters?
Nell and her mom Loretta drove down from Valentine, Nebraska through a snow storm to get down here to Plano Texas, where the weather is not much better!
It’s been raining all day, temps just above freezing, and we know that is going to be turning to ice as soon as we get further into evening time.
The plan tonight is to get out to dinner early, get it done, and get back to the hotel where things are safe and warm.
I am posting yesterday’s Weed Whacker workshop photos this evening since this morning was all about the Grand Illusion Mystery reveal, throwing us off a bit on our regularly scheduled ways of working with things. In other words, we are playing CATCH UP!
Weed Whacker is one of those quilts that just WORKS with EVERYTHING!
When I moved to South Carolina from Texas about umpteen years ago, I took over as the Charity Quilt chairperson for my guild. Upon finding that the guild had LOADS of “deep stash” donated fabric, that NO ONE wanted to sew with because it was “UGLY” and wanting to grab this challenge by the reins to show these gals that you CAN make great, fun, colorful and useful quilts out of otherwise seemingly “Out dated” fabric, I set to work designing this quilt and kitting up blocks to be sewn by the members for one of our charity quilt workshop days.
Does it look ugly from here?
Strips are sewn into pairs, sew & flip corners are added, bonus triangles are gleaned, and trios of triangled units are sewn together to create each block quarter!
Allison with her block in “mostly” civil war repros!
Deb, doing the pose with two of her brown/aqua blocks!
The block QUARTERS finish at 9”, so the block is a whopping 18” square! 4 blocks makes a great baby quilt center!
Our new quilter, Collette, is visiting her Mother in Law, Valerie! She was going to town on a sweet 1950s Singer 201 hand crank!
Sew, Collette, Sew!
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|Weed Whacker, Plano, TX 2014|
And of course, you can find the free pattern for Weed Whacker under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog. Give it a try! it’s tons of fun and will help you with that resolution to shop the stash in 2015!