Monday, May 04, 2009

Peeps Retreat Day 3 - Friday Afternoon/ Evening

We arrived at the retreat center, set up, and organized everything and finally by 4PM I was ready to sew. This was my sewing station, complete with borrowed sewing machine from Jennifer; mat, rulers, and rotary cutter, from Jen B; sewing notion bags from Jen B & Jill; Heat bag by Jill, Sewing apron by Jen B, and my purple box from JoAnn's which was one of my favorite purchases of the weekend. I have been eyeing the boxes online, but because we don't have a Joann's, I was never able to purchase one in person to see if it was what I wanted. It was and it works great as my new thread holder. I love it and I can fit a ton of King Tut thread in there! I started working on my Triple Treat Petite quilt, made with Clownin' Around fat quarters.
When Linda arrived, we gave her the friendship quilt Jill had started for her. We had worked at it while we were at Jill's and it was done by the time we arrived at retreat.
Later in the evening Jill and I surprised Jen B with a friendship quilt the Prolific Online Quilters had made blocks for. Jen was very surprised! It's all made with dog blocks and one even has Holly's picture on it. Jill pieced it and I quilted and bound it. Regina S. made a bag for it to go it too.
Considering Regina S "I can't make bags" made it, I think it turned out awesome.
My Friday evening consisted of making all the blocks for this Triple Treat Petite quilt (from the Happy Hour book), and finishing the top as well as a little changing mat. This one is now complete thanks to a weekend of quilting. Just have to finish the binding. I'll have to take some pictures as the border, quilting, and binding really add to it.
I also worked on signature blocks which I got the red/white/blue done and everyone signed, but I have to finish the star parts of them.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Giggle, no wonder you didn't care when I did my post; you had already done yours!! =) I'm trying to get caught up on all my peep posts!!