Sunday, January 29, 2012

Quilt Retreat

OK I've only been without my sewing machine for a couple of days and I'm already having withdrawals!!! I cut up several Valentine type fabrics and made a little skirt for Ellie. The waist looks way too big so when she tries it on I may need to remove a few strips and tighten the waistband a bit. But I think it turned out cute.Here is the almost completed table runner from our quilting day on Wednesday. Thank you Suzanne for letting me use your machine. I ran out of bobbin so decided to wait until later to finish up the binding. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? My machine isn't working. Why didn't I just wind another bobbin and sew the rest of the way around so I could have some hand work to do. Oh bother.
Here are a few pictures of our fun day at Suzanne's wonderful bonus room. (It is sooo big and roomy and comfortable.)

Me and my big smile because I finally got it right. You see, my first couple of strips were on backwards so my braid was going the wrong direction. After a couple of attempts and unpicking I finally got it right. You can see Judy busy working on her French Country looking table runner in bright yellow and blue. She used a different pattern with Flying Geese.

Sorry Martha, we got the back side of you working diligently on your runner. Martha used lovely spring colors with a tie dye looking back. Dee put her runner aside for a moment and worked on a word scramble Suzanne had challenged us to do. Some of the words were quite impossible.Here Debbie is working quietly on one in golds, browns and blacks. It is really beautiful.Nancy is doing a little cutting for a border on her Valentine runner. Alice was there too but she must have been a little camera shy today.Judy again working on the final border before trimming and ready for the binding. It is so much fun to work together on a project and see how different they all look with different fabrics.

Thanks Suzanne for a great day of sewing, laughter, story telling and a scrumptious lunch too.

Happy Quilting! Lynda


Oops-Lah said...

So nice to see your smiley face. It seems you had a wonderful time at your retreat. Love the table runner. Did you make it in one day? I do hope you get your machine back soon - I can imagine that you are missing it.

QuiltSue said...

Looks like you had a great day. Isn't it interesting how different the same pattern can look when made in different fabrics?

Brenda said...

Looks like lots of fun. Sorry to hear your machine is giving you trouble - that is no fun!

Pokey said...

How nice to have a day creating with friends! The room is so accommodating and well lit, too, I could see you girls doing that again ~