Friday, 23 May 2008

Learning at work day 2

Learning at Work Day was yesterday, and the patchwork went very well. I held it over lunchtime, so that people would be able to eat, sew and gossip at the same time, which was much appreciated. There were 8 people who came at various times, but several people came in to see what we were doing, so I was quite pleased.





The sewing-onto-Vilene method worked very well, and enabled all the people to be successful and complete a block or two. It was heart-warming to see the sense of satisfaction and pride on the faces of these professional ladies, as they completed their first block. Two people didn't have time to finish a block, so have taken fabric to complete the block at home.

All agreed that it was both relaxing and satisfying (we all knew that already!) and said it would be nice to do it again one day.

I now have 16 blocks, with 2 more to come, so have been playing with arrangements. I can easily make more blocks to make enough for a Linus quilt. What about this radiating diamond?

Individual diamonds like this will be easier to extend, I suppose.

Flying geese look quite good.

This attempt at a pinwheel hasn't worked at all!

Let me know which arrangement you like the best and as soon as I get the extra blocks, I'll make it up.

13 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Glad it was all a success...do you think you've converted (well you know, inspired) any of the ladies to continue quilting?

Karol-Ann said...

I like the first one. But to be honest they are all nice!

anne bebbington said...

I rather like the flying geese - it gives a sort of herringbone effect - you see I told you it would work - you might even have a convert or two, especially if you show them the finished article

Melsue said...

I am excited your Learning at work group went so well. I like the top quilt very much, but they all look good. I have never done a string quilt. They look like they would be good Linus quilts. I liked the name you gave the Mile-A-Minute quily-Crumb Chaos. I have decided to name mine Crazy Crumbs. You go girl. You are inspiring me.

Levi said...

indiv diamonds definitley!

Andrea said...

Lets hope you have converted them. The blocks look great - they all did well. I like the individual diamonds best I think. Pretty.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I love the flying geese zigzag setting. and I think the pinwheel is fun.

Diana said...

What a great idea--I like the flying geese, too. I like the idea of a learning at work day. It sounds like a good way to build a community spirit with your fellow workers.

janet said...

Sounds like you need to set up a lunchtime quilt group! Then you could all make enough small quilts to have one each! I think it is a great idea because many people work through their lunch hours and I think it is so important to have a work free break. BTW I like the individual diamonds too!

Elaine Adair said...

They look like they are smallish? Cute! What is vilene?

They'll make a lovely baby quilt. Good job.

blackbearcabin said...

ohhhh....i like the radiating diamond! What a fun day at work...i bet something like that once a month would be a lot of fun and relaxing for the women over lunch...in fact, i bet they would look forward to it. What a neat idea! Perhaps you could create them, and then raffle them off to the folks at work, etc.
happy quilting!
lisajo

Exuberant Color said...

And I like the last one the best but I think you should make one of each, LOL. I love those pinks.

Helen in the UK said...

Just discovered your blog through a link on the Orphan train site. WOW - you have some wonderful quilts on here!!
I vote for the flying geese setting as it looks good and won't limit you by how many rows you can add :)