red and white

Remember that old joke; what's read and white and black all over?

A newspaper.

Well, yesterday was a day to generate red and white scraps.  I went to a sew-in for the guild's raffle quilt.  It was an opportunity for people that were having trouble paper piecing the block to come in and get any help they needed.  The whole committee was there.  But, not a lot of other folks showed up.  That was okay by me.  I'm choosing to believe that means most folks are not having trouble. 

Which might be delusional.  We'll know in a couple weeks.

But, I focused on my part, 44 4" Lemoyne stars. 

Twenty-four down and one more that is almost finished.  Here is a picture of some of the progress on the quilt. 

I think it's going to be lovely.  Lots of work.  Lots of volunteer hours.  But, a lovely quilt. 

Hope it makes a whole bunch of money.

I spent 7 hours there yesterday.  It was a real microcosm of life; happiness, tragedy, congratulation, commiseration, accomplishment, frustration... I guess that's what happens when you put a half dozen people in a room and just let them go.

It was nice doing what I love with a group.  I don't sew as part of a group nearly often enough.

Everybody have a great Monday.  They are still trying to literally work my butt off.  I wish they'd try working my gut off instead.




Chl said...

I am loving this! The more red and white quilts I see, the more that I am tempted to make one. Question though, is this an all in one pattern/book that all of you are making? or is it a pattern form here, and one from somewhere else? If you have said, I don't remember.

Megan said...

It's going to be a whole lot more than merely 'lovely', Lane. It's going to be a sensation.

I could be interested in buying tickets. I appreciate that I'm not part of the target audience and, if I happened to win, I'd obviously cover the cost of snail mailing the quilt to me - but do you anticipate that there might be any way of providing an opportunity for long-distance fans to buy some raffle tickets, some how?

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