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Monday, February 18, 2013

Quilty weekend getaway.....

We were down at the farm (Sharon's farm) where we spent Friday through Sunday, eating, chatting and sewing until the wee hours of the night. 

Here are Sharon's accomplishments.

Flying geese.


Then she put together her liberated black/gray/white and red blocks. 


Nancy worked on her long-term, mini log cabins again.


She put together a charity quilt with cute farm animals on the fabric. (So apropos for being down at  the farm)


and she finished this adorable  top, too.


Me?  I got the queen sized  black and white with red quilt top done. (It still needs squaring up and trimming)

 
....and I also put together more of the left over b/w segments, but no sashing inbetween them (no picture).

I got all the strips cut out for my son's wedding quilt. 


and I lined a purse that I knitted and felted some time ago.
 
 
 
The best part of our weekend was having a new quilter with us, Karolina.

She worked diligently on four string blocks.  She sewed her strips, pieced them together, layered it, and used a decorative thread and stitch to quilt it and even started binding it before leaving.

 

She did a beautiful job for her first time out.  

Then on a lighter side, my friends had to poke a little fun at me.  Nancy had bought us each this new "non-skid" gadget  for our foot pedals.  You Velcro your pedal to this and it won't move on you while you are quilting.  Well....leave it to my friends to see that I put mine upside down.  Duh!!!
 
 
 
It was working, so what's the problem!!!  LOL.  Leave it to me. 
 
But we had a great weekend with lots accomplished. 

11 comments:

  1. It seems like we all got quite a bit done this weekend. I really had a great time and I was so glad you chicks were able to join me!

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  2. You lot were very productive, loved seeig all the projects. Well done on finishing the black, white and red.

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  3. Looks like you had a good time. Your black, white and red quilt looks great!

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  4. What a great weekend, it sounds so fun. I need to try that when life presents an opportunity. :)

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  5. Thanks for the quilt show. Nothing better than girlfriends getting together to sew!

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  6. Lots of great projects in motion, love the FG and your blk/wht. Love your purse, the ruffle is so cute!

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  7. So glad you had a great weekend. Everyone worked on very cool stuff!!

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  8. What a fun sew getaway!! Loved all the projects. Your black and white and red is terrific!
    thanks for sharing all your friends work too!

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  9. Ohmygoodness! No wonder it was so much cutting and sewing for the B&W&R quilt! It's HUGE!

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  10. You girls really get some serious sewing done when you get together!
    Your black/white/red quilt top turned out really awesome! (sooo many pieces in that quilt)
    That knitted purse is just darling!
    LOTS of strips for that wedding quilt... I'm curious and looking forward to seeing how it all turns out!
    Nice to see you had a wonderful time!

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  11. Looks like a great weekend getaway!! Beautiful quilts. I love your black and white with red quilt top - gorgeous!

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