Friday, November 21, 2008

When we arrived at the cottage it was 70 degrees in the afternoons by the end of the week is was rainy/snowy and very windy, perfect weather for quilting. This was one of our sunsets when the weather turned cold.

They have a wonderful fireplace there, it was nice when it cooled off so I could light a fire in it. This little wallhanging I pieced was a pattern Kay was making and she had enough fabric for two so she cut me one at the same time as she cut hers (she's very fast).
The fireplace was a nice place to photograph Deb's Christmas quilt she pieced. The print fabric is a beautiful Christmas toile.

Close up of the toile.

Donna (from Atlanta, Ga.) hurt her back right before she came, hunching over a sewing machine did not work well, so she worked on knitting her father socks.

A few years ago our bee made 2 quilts for the cottage to hang up in the great room as Thank-you gifts. This is one of them.

This is the other one. They had commercial "tourist" blankets hanging in these spots.

Donna was like one big Santa Clause when she came, she brought wonderful gift bags for us full of fun things. One of the gifts was a pattern and fabric to make these tote bags. Their a nice size and use the 5" packet of charm squares and 1 yard of linning fabric.
Mary, in addition to many other things, made her sister this curtain valance.

This is another quilt top Kay pieced, those who know Kay know this does not look like her.

This is a wonderful purse Judy made, we all loved it.
This is only a small amount of the things that were made, when you have no "life" interruptions you get a lot done. Beside the two totes I made I spent all of my time machine quilting a quilt for my niece for Christmas and my seashell quilt for our R.V. As soon as their finished I'll post them.

1 comment:

Deb H said...

Oh I wish I could be there with you! Producing all those wonderful things. What nice bags! I love the X,as fabric Deb used.

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