Over the weekend, I managed to get a bit of sewing in with other members of the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild.  We had our first sew-in and did some charity sewing using up our fabric scraps.  They sewed all day — I could only stay for a couple of hours, but I was glad I went.

The sew-in was held, where are monthly meetings are held  — at Sewtropolis.  Nikol, owner of Sewtropolis, brought in this beautiful featherweight machine and sewed blocks using vintage sheets — wouldn’t you love to have a machine like this?!

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Just look at this mountain of scraps we had to work with!  We were learning the “slab” technique from the book Sunday Morning Quilts which is a great way to use up your scraps.

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Kristin, another MMQG member, was working in blues.  Look how beautiful they look already!

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In my couple hours there, I did manage to whip up three blocks ::

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They’ll be added to all of the other blocks sewn and made into one (or more) quilts which will be donated to a charity, which will be determined at a future date.  If you want to see some of the other blocks made, check out the MMQG blog and flickr page!

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  1. I made a twin sized quilt with a similar method. Each block was random piecework mixed with classic patchwork using the same set of coordinated fabrics with the occaissional odd piece. I made them 18 inches. Once all were sewn together it was hard to tell where the actual 18 in block started. I quilted some bear, canoe, fish shapes on some of the large, solid blocks. I hope to finish it this year. I used greens russets and browns and tan solids and “woodsy” prints for a cabin themed quilt.

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