We had so much fun today at SOS (sewing on Saturday)! Like I said yesterday, our theme for the day was "Blast From the Past". We worked on OLD UFOs (more than 2 yrs old!). It was just great! My friend T had already completed an old UFO that has been in the works since about 1994 - this is a very, VERY old Piecemakers "Times and Seasons" calendar quilt. Making these used to really be the rage at the LQS, and T was working and teaching at the LQS at that time. This is about twin sized. Isn't it gorgeous?
These will get squared up at odd angles and be set in vertical rows. Everyone in our group made these flag quilts; mine is set with assorted civil war fabrics and the flags are offset. It is still a top - one of these days I'll get some of these tops quilted!
My friend B was working on two old projects today - putting borders on two quilt tops have been "done" for quite awhile. She even had the pieced borders made, just not attached to the quilts. I'm so lazy - I wouldn't even think of making pieced borders after making quilts like these! First, a heart quilt with a braided strip border made in around 2002 or 2003:
Her other quilt was a basket quilt. This came from 1998, when we took turns making blocks for each other. Each month the hostess for the meeting got to choose a block, give everyone a pattern and a color/style preference, and the rest of us made blocks for her. After B got her basket blocks, she made a few more blocks to make a large lap-size quilt.
I showed you my Swapper's Star blocks yesterday. Here's the finished quilt top:
These blocks were made in 2004, according to the date on the pattern. I still need to put a couple of borders on this, but the quilt top is together. I'm really happy with it! Here are some the fabrics I pulled for possible borders:
We had frito pies for lunch and B brought Moon Pies for a snack! Isn't that a blast from the past?!