Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nifty N, Tuesday Sew-In and Quilt Retreat...

The N was fun to make...this alphabet is going fast! I am ogling my O right now....just finished making it while my pix loaded for this post.
 Lots of quilting went on yesterday. These Tuesday sew-ins have been great for all of us....lots of sewing accomplished! You might remember this quilt when she worked on the top a few weeks ago.
 Diana made a pillowcase dress for a friend's daughter.
 Dianne finished this top she started quite awhile ago.  Her daughter will be happy as she was making it for her!
 Diana brought this finished top, she worked on it here.
Jane's quilt is the same sampler as the one above, just in pastel batiks.
 Eileen got this sampler top finished.
Here are the final blocks for the quilt she was working on here. Look for the quilt with the missing pieces...these fit in. Now it is just a matter of putting it all together!  Dianne and Laura also worked on their Windmill/Pinwheel swap blocks, but I didn't get any pictures of those.

I started working on the new sampler yesterday. Spending time working on the fabric needs and patterns Monday paid off as I got one set of blocks finished and another one started. This sampler is a little different as I am using all solids and a black background for an amish look. If you knew me, you would know that I never use solids. It's not that I don't like them,  there are just so many pretty prints to choose from! The only solids I have used in the past few years are black and white. No pics yet, but I hope to get a lot done on it in the next few days.

Tomorrow we leave to go on our quilt retreat. We are going back to the Harrisdale Homestead near Atlantic, Ia. (this pic was taken at the retreat last Feb.) We have the whole house to ourselves and plan on sewing all day and night long. This is the 3rd retreat the 7 of us have gone on, so it is becoming a biannual event. We all take our own projects to work on and take breaks every so often to eat and gamble with fat quarters playing the LCR dice game. It is great fun and a great group of ladies. I will have pix when we come back.


Quilter Kathy said...

Have a great time on retreat!

Jean said...
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Vivian said...

Looks like a great place to have a retreat. Lucky you and your friends. Enjoy the time away.

So many wonderful projects being done at your sew-in. You've involved with some real go-getters.

Karen said...

What a fun way to play LCR! I know you'll have a great time. ENJOY!!!

Diana Symanowicz said...

Hey Jean! Your good - still going with the alphabet. You go girl. The quilts (and that dress) look so pretty. BTW - Ellie loved her dress today. Who is that sticking her head out from behind those quilts? Silly girl. I'm so looking forward to retreat! I'll be there Friday morning.