Thursday, August 13, 2015

Can you sew too much?

Diana's Highlights Sampler
I've been back from retreat since Sunday evening, but it's been a busy week. I did a little catching up on Monday, then class Monday night, all day sewing Tuesday and class Tuesday night. A friend invited me to sew with the monthly sew-in at the local senior center Wednesday, so I sewed all day Wed. too. Now remember, I had sewn from Thursday about 10 until Sunday about 3:30. So that is a lot of sewing packed in to one week. I'm happy to report that I have 2 completed quilts, a third one with all the blocks made, just needs side setting triangles cut and then I can sew it together. Plus I made several red quilted pouches too.
 I had made a bunch of these for gifts a few weeks ago, and made 2 scrappy ones from the fabrics we use on retreat to play our games. It's easy and fun to do and easy to adjust the size if you want bigger or smaller bags. It's the Quilted Boxy Cornered Pouch.
Since the Highlights Sampler 20 class just ended recently, five of my retreat friends brought their quilts to work on. They are all so pretty and I loved watching them come together! As you can see, they all used their own color choices and they are all gorgeous!
Pat's Highlights Sampler

Rose's Highlights Sampler

Cindy's Highlights Sampler

Dianne's Highlights Sampler
Diana (top picture) left before we took this picture, but here are four of them all lined up. We had such a good time and I really need to catch  up a bit around the house today and then get back to sewing tomorrow.  I have already been out weeding and watering the garden and flowers, but there is a bathroom to tackle, so I'd better get to it. I took some pictures during classes this week, so more about them soon.


Patricia said...

All of the quilts are pretty, they did a great job.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

How fun to see the different versions of the same project--they all look great! I'm not sure it's possible to get too much seeing time in, but that is a LOT of sewing( lots of fun though, I'm sure!).☺️

Gisela Suski said...

I love the photo with all the quilts. You have been very busy, give me some of your energy.

Karen said...

Love all your boxy pouches! How fun to make the patchwork pouches from your game. It makes a nice memory!