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By MYRTICE SCABORZI
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, April 5, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. The sidewalk supervisors were kept very busy with both quilts in the frames being worked. The Take 5 quilt had people busy sewing the blocks, several were sandwiching a baby quilt together, several were working on cutting out a braid quilt and we even had several working hard just rocking in the rocking chairs.
Everyone was thrilled to be part of something new — the group working on a shared project rather than just working on their own projects.
Thursday’s Take 5 quilt assignment was to assemble and sew the five different blocks. The machines were marked for quarter-inch seams. After sewing the pieces together, the seams were again checked to make sure they were the quarter-inch. There is a cute little gadget (a 2-inch measuring gauge) that makes it easy to check the seam allowance.
I’m not only learning how to make a quilt, I’m learning about thread. Years ago my mom made quilts with No. 8 cotton thread. Today there is hand quilt thread, heavy duty hand quilt thread, quilt thread, “regular” thread and the list goes on. Each quilter decides what works best for them.
Darlene is working on the baby quilt using squares that her mom had done years ago and Sandy, our northern friend, is working on a braid quilt. Darlene will be working on lap hand quilting and Sandy will be taking her quilt back North to work on it there. I hope we see the finished project in the fall.
Greg and six boys were out during the week doing yard work and hanging more shelves inside. Thanks Lancaster.
We hope to see you next Thursday as we need more sidewalk supervisors and rocking chair people. We’d also be happy to have a few more worker bees.