Monday, March 13, 2017

Quilted Tablecloth

2inch square
I found these 2 in squares and started sewing them together.
And then added edges a few times and
pretty soon it was big enough for a tablecloth.

easy quilting
I decided to quilt it with a thin batting
and I was so excited to get it on the table it just had an easy pattern quilted on it.

setting the table
I think it turned out pretty good.

decorating kitchen
I just love when a small find has big results!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

New Sewing Table

I have a new sewing table!
My husband took my sewing table (on right)
and remade it using another base to make me
and "L" shaped sewing table!

I love it!
And it can come apart so I have 2 separate tables.

I think it turned out perfect.
If you want to see more pictures of my table and my
sewing room stop by my other blog

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Its The Small Things in Life

Some Things just call for small hexies.
I will admit they are a bit tricky to work with being so small,
but I am sure the outcome will be worth it. These are going to be the center of a flower.
Well see.... It may turn out to be a bad idea.....we'll see.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Valentine Quilting

I am doing some Valentine Sewing!

I am working on a heart Log Cabin block but I am doing it in squares.
It's a great scrap buster. Using 17 fabrics for the heart and 1 for the back ground.
My squares are 1 1/2 inch squares ending with a 10 1/2 inch block.
Happy sewing and Happy Valentine's Month!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Retreats Are The Best

I started the drive to the retreat with a Starbucks coffee!
That tells me I was off to a great start!!

This was the cabin I was assign with 1 room mate and we each had our own very comfy beds.

We stayed at the "The Firs" in Bellingham.
And I sure hope we go back. They took such good care of us and the food was wonderful!
We set up for sewing in the lodge. And it had Sew much room.

We each had our own table!
No elbow bumping at all.
32 women with all our stuff and no elbow bumping...
I loved it!

As you can see we spread out well.
I will be leaving name off this post just because it was my first time
retreating with all of these wonderful women and I can't remember every one's name...
So I will leave every one's names off as to not make anyone feel bad.

We even had room for our travel ironing boards

See spread out! it was so nice I will mention it again!

I was very prepared with all my pieces cut out before we got there.
And I worked on the Scrap Apple Quilt from Lori's new planner book.

I chain pieced my heart out!

We had lots for show and tell each night  to show what we had accomplished.

Go Seahawks!

We had classes each day and learned new techniques from different members.

The girls work very hard to make sure it was a success and their hard work paid off.
It was so much fun.

It was so fun to see what everyone was working on.

And it was fun to wander around a visit too.

We laughed and laughed all day.

And not everything that was made was a quilt.

One of the things I love about retreats is getting to see what everyone
is working on.

Everyone is unique and likes different things.
And getting to see that also gives me new ideas.

And some of the women can crank out a lot of quilts and they are amazing!

Everyone is at different levels and everyone is willing to help!
Even fabric sharing was going on!

Some were finishing UFOs and some were working on new projects.

We got lots of fun surprises and we even made a doll.

We had 6 days and 4 nights of fun, laughter and most of all getting know each other.
I really enjoyed meeting new friends and getting to know a wonder group of women a little better.
The ones in our guild that didn't get to go really missed out. And I will be signing up for next year.
we also hit some local Quilt Shops and that is always fun.

I did take "Prudence."
 I love my little purple feather weight.
I can't wait for next year and I am Sew glad we all get together once a week to sew!
What a fun group of Women!

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