Monday, January 12, 2009

Quilters SOYO Friday

Friday I got off work and Paul picked me up and we had lunch together before I went to the Quilt Retreat - SOYO - Sew On Your Own for the weekend. I stopped by the store and picked up the key to the room from mom and went to the hotel where the SOYO was held. I hauled all my stuff in and got set up and was sewing by 1:30. There was one lady I work with there, but pretty much everyone else had to wait until they got off that night, so I worked on borders for this Java Bistro quilt. It'll be a gift for a birthday later this year, but I want to get it done. Borders are my least favorite part, so I started and got those done in a couple hours. Then Jenn arrived and she was working on her Happy Hour quilt. I was going to do mine too, but I wanted to do the borders on a couple baby quilts before I did the HH quilt. I took out the fish quilt and figured out what I had bought about 2 years ago when my boss had her baby, and realized it just needs to be quilted, so put it away.
Then I started on putting the borders on this panel I had gotten on our honeymoon. It will be a gift at the end of the year for a new baby. I only put the yellow on, on Friday night, but decided Sat. morning after I got the borders on the other one, that I would put the big border print on this one as well. I would call it a big boy quilt, since it's bigger than a baby quilt.
Friday night I also started putting the borders on this quilt. I put the silver on as well as started cutting the border print apart. We had bought 3 yards and it was enough for both baby quilts and I still have some left. I will make a couple tablerunners probably from the leftovers. I finished the outer borders on these on Sat. morning.
Sat. afternoon mom, Jenn, and I went for some retail therapy and I found 5 1/2yd cuts for 50% off, so I lucked out and was able to add them to my quilt. I also found a great baby print that I'll make into another quilt top for a friend who is having a baby. More photos to come. I took a few photos of what others were working on and I still need a photo of the quilt I spent all of Sat. afternoon/night and all day Sunday working on. Boy how time flies when you are having fun! I have 7 tops ready to quilt, so my frame will be very busy this week/weekend.


Jen said...

Fun stuff!!! Now, to make things easier sew mislin strips between the like sized baby quilts and load it as one piece! Then just trim a little bit off the borders and ypur done in less time!!!

quiltin cntrygrl said...

I love the dump truck panel. I am going to have to look for that one too. It would be perfect for Georges Nephew Rogan. His daddy works for Catapiller.