Oh my goodness - the girls worked hard and got so much done. I tried to take pictures of everything, but it was hard as sometimes, the project got whipped into a bag and they were onto the next one before I knew it!!!!
Here goes with what I have..............................
Remember - some were here for one day, or two, or three and one person (besides me) was here for all four days!!!!!!!
|Judy - hard at work quilting her quilt!!!!!|
|Lynn took her brights that we JUST exchanged and decided to make this quilt. The pattern is called Fractions. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this. OK - so it is black with brights. Of course I am going to love it!!!|
|She also got TWO pillow cases done.|
|She had to rip this quilt top apart (or parts of it). A project that she started a while ago when she was less knowledgeable about quilting. And then she put it back together after she did some trimming!!!!!|
|She is also working on an All About Me quilt for her husband (who does not read my blog!) . This is for his 40th birthday in January. I think she made great progress, but still lots of work to get it ready for me to quilt in early January!!!!|
|Linda brought this for show n tell!!! She still has to hand stitch down the binding, but I LOVE THIS quilt.|
Oh yes - let me just say something about Linda. Yes Linda is my friend, but I have a love/hate relationship with her. I just LOVE everything she works on. Lots of scraps, lot of little pieces - I often joke with Linda and ask her what WE are going to work on next!!!! I still have lots in the wings that Linda has done and I just haven't had time yet to get there.
|Spider web quilt - paper pieced. This is for her sister - who doesn't read my blog!!! Linda finished up the paper piecing, finished the assembly and got the borders on. She even made the binding that night before she left!!!!!|
|Here is Linda admiring her handiwork!!|
|This one just needed borders, but she got it done. Not sure if she made the binding for this one. I think it is for her daughter - hmmm - does she read the blog??? Oh well - I think Beth has seen it, so no worries!|
|Linda also trimmed and put the binding on this quilt. It was made from squares that she exchanged with a group she belongs to. All the fabric is cat related.|
|And look at the quilting - how appropriate to have quilted mice being chased by the cats in the quilt!|
|Look how big it is - 3 1/3" UNFINISHED!!!!! And we need 72 of them. And this was the easy week!!!!!|
|Linda came with her phone book (as per Bonnie Hunter) and used the cut up pages as the foundations to piece on. Nice nails Linda!!!!|
I don't seem to have any pictures of what Flo worked on. Sorry Flo - I know she wasn't feeling well and she was the farthest from me so I couldn't keep an eye on her!!!!
Last but not least is Katheleen. She was a BUSY bee.
|Katheleen made good use of the design wall..................|
|and the ironing board (thank god it wasn't a pampered sit n sew day!!!!! although I have done my share of ironing on this quilt!!!!)|
|Katheleen also worked on her double wedding ring quilt and a couple of other projects. She was also in the far corner from me and I didn't get over there often enough to get pictures!!!!|
And me - well I got MORE work done yesterday as well. Have a look....................
|Got the border on this wall hanging/table runner|
|Made the backing and the binding|
|Got all the pieces from The Quilt Patch mystery complete. Then opened up the last clue. NO more applique - it is time to assemble the quilt.|
|This is the top assembled. I already ordered the finishing kit - which puts this block on point and adds big corners to it. You will have to wait to see that!!!!!! It is very cute!!!!!|
Wait there is MORE................................
|Close of up stitching|
|The second block for Linda DONE!!!! And even better - Linda took them home with her last night. Off my list.|
|Made this quilt YEARS ago. I had satin stitched one of the faces on the pumpkins, but needed to do the other two and the features on the ghost. It is now DONE!!!!!!|
|And the backing and the binding|
OK - I think I am done with applique for a bit!!!! My eyes were getting a bit tired last night!
And then I dug out this quilt.............................
|Quilt made from Thangles blocks|
I made this quilt YEARS ago. I wanted to put a saw tooth border - well a double saw tooth border on. I think I had started to put it on - made a mistake, ripped it out, threw it in a box and left it. I NEED to get it done because when I finish mine, I have one more to assemble and I am NOT assembling that until I see how much fabric I have left because I am limited in what I have left and can't get any more.
So last night, I get busy sewing and CRAP - I think I made the SAME mistake as last time. CRAP CRAP CRAP. So then I went to EQ7 - to figure out how to put the borders on.................
|Quilt border designed in EQ7|
The problem is that I wanted the sawteeth going into the center, but the long sides are not symmetrical and it won't work!!!!!! So I am doing this and I don't care any more - I just want the stupid thing done!!!!!!!!!!!
And then within one half hour of the girls leaving last night - I had all my stuff out of the room where I hid it and back in view!!!!!! Judy M said I need to make a list of what has to be done. That is my way of making a list!!!!!! I'll take a picture later. I have been on the computer long enough - I need to get something else done.
All I can say is thank you to all the ladies who participated in the retreat. It was LOADS of fun and there is NO WAY that I would have got done what I got done. Besides restricting myself to sewing for four days with "minimal" interruptions (next time - the dogs are going to Marian's!!!), the girls just kept focusing, so I did too. It was AWESOME. So awesome in fact that we have scheduled MORE dates. The next in-house sewing retreat is at the end of February!!!!!!! But if you want LOTS of productivity - don't forget the Pampered sit n sew on December 11. Hey - I get to do all your pressing and seam ripping - that ought to speed things up a lot!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!!