Monday, September 17, 2012

My First Sew In

There is Dallas Modern Quilter's Guild here in town that I've been wanting to join for the past year. The meetings were on Thursdays and I couldn't go due to my work schedule. I have moved some things around to be able to get off for the meetings so now I can be a part of the DMQG!

I'm really excited to be a part of a group that understands the work that I'm doing and also can relate to me as a 23 year old! As soon as I realized I could take part, I signed up for the next event, a Sew In this past Saturday.

I have never done a Sew In, the closest I've done is a class, which is way different. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I gathered my machine, some projects, a large Coke from McDonald's and set on my way.

I brought several projects to work on, but the ones I knew I needed to focus on were my Mario Quilt, and starting the wonky stars for my cousin Tonya's quilt. I have mocked that one up in TouchDraw as well so I'll share that when I get a chance.

I almost finished sewing together the rows of the Mario Quilt, with only 2 mishaps on getting a block off and having to rip out several seams to get back on track. Luckily I brought my seam ripper!

I had to stop when I realized I was one skin square short so then I moved onto my wonky stars.

Sew In Mario Progress

> These stars will be bordering the main panel, which will be black and white appliqu├ęd cats. This will be a kind size quilt and I need 30 of these 9 inch blocks to complete the first border.

Sew In Wonky Stars

I completely finished 4, and I had the wonky star tips ready for about 5 more when it was time to leave. Overall, I am very happy with the progress I made and I'm excited to take part in the next one in October!

Sew Happy Geek


  1. How fun! There's a new MQG in my town too that I haven't been able to get to yet, they've had two meetings so far. I'm vowing not to miss the October meeting!!

  2. You're so lucky you were able to find a MQG. I keep thinking about joining the guild in my small rural town, but I just prefer the modern looks so much more, and I don't know how well I would fit in...

  3. Oh, and i LOVE your black and white stars!!!

  4. That sounds like great fun! I keep meaning to go to the London group, but life seems to keep getting in the way. Love the Mario block!

  5. Such great projects. The Mario quilt looks so fun! Those stars look great =D

  6. Glad you were finally able to join in, Mario's looking great :o)


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