Rochester Sew-in

Sorry, not the best photos here but we had such a good time at our Sew-in yesterday and I wanted to share the photos with you.

In this first one, Sue is standing with the pile of blocks she bought with her. Since the inventory was almost completely depleted before our Block Party a few weeks ago – these are all recent donations – and Sue has already sent some of them out and there are more coming so you can imagine how many blocks there were made during the Block Party.

In addition to sewing more blocks – we assembled 7 tops yesterday – unfortunately I don’t have photos of most of them – not sure how we managed to miss taking photos of them all but Sue did share some tops that were assembled by her and her Mom that are in the link at the end of this post.

We also learned how to make pillowcases with the “sausage roll” method – no exposed seams from Ethel. We’re planning a pillowcase Virtual Sew-in next month and I hope you will all join us.
The rest of the photos can be seen in the MN/WI October 2008 Sew-in album.

Sometimes it’s fun to pick and choose

I’m a big fan of string quilts that have a little of everything tossed in but I also love ones that have a bit of a plan too. Take a look at the following quilts and be inspired to create your own.

By Peggy
Peggy, a new HeartStrings member shared a link to photos of string quilts she’s made and donated including this black/white & red one.

Peggy’s String Quilts

Here are a few other HeartStrings quilts with a coordinated look.

RWB by Fran & Lynn
Pink and Green by Marianne & Jennifer
Yellow and Red by Hanne