Sunday, June 5, 2016

Far away friends...

Awhile back I designed my version of a sewing mat, the Stitching Oasis Sewing Machine Apron. I offered to let a few online friends try out the pattern for me and Heather jumped right on it. She searched through her stash, and came up with these lovely blues.

She sent me pictures of her progress and finished it quickly. 
Getting ready to quilt.

Ironing surface and pocket added.

attached pincusion

Ready to use! I love her cute chair too.
 Another online friend, Connie, used my Peas in a Pod pattern to make this adorable baby quilt.
 She quilts on her domestic sewing machine...I love these cute flowers.
She has a great backdrop for pictures...I wonder if I could build a deck....
 What baby wouldn't love this bright, cheery quilt!
More pretty quilting.
 Both of these patterns are available in my Craftsy store!
Many years ago, I joined several Yahoo quilting groups online. Over time, I dropped some for different reasons, but always stuck with one of them, Country Quilters. I developed some great friendships with people in the group and as the yahoo group seemed to become less active, we all joined Facebook and caught up with each other there. We have been talking about how much fun it would be to go on a retreat together for years, and it's finally going to happen in July. Several of us are from the Midwest, but we have quilters coming from Tennessee, Florica, Calif. and Oregon. Since Iowa is central, we are meeting in Exira, IA at Log Cabin Quilting's Retreat. Heather and Connie are part of this group. It will be so much fun to meet these talented quilters next month!


Heather said...

We are all the best of friends even though we've never met in person! I can't wait for the retreat!! Love your designs, Jean. You are one talented lady. ;)

Karen said...

Have fun on your Retreat! What a wonderful opportunity for all to meet up.

Connie Dean said...

I'm really looking forward to our retreat!!! After all these years online, we all feel as though we already know each other so well. Thank you for your great patterns and friendship!! The baby quilt was a big hit!! Definitely a great pattern for baby or larger quilt, too!!