Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Girlfriend Weekend

So off we went last Friday, 5 girlfriends ready to laugh, sew and eat, spending the weekend at our friend's cottage, each with a special quilt project to piece during the weekend. We started sewing 9:30 Saturday morning and sewed until Midnight with only breaks to laugh and eat.
I didn't even have time to take many pictures just a few starting with Laura piecing a quilt for her daughters upcoming wedding.

After sewing a half a day on Sunday I took a few photos of the quilt tops hanging over the balcony.
Laura's (folded queen size) top.

Jody's baby quilt for her grandson.

Joni's (queen size) top for a special friend for Christmas.

Cathy working on a "Lil Twister" wall hanging.

And many more Christmas projects she worked on from table runners to pot holders. The star piece she hand pieced from Christmas scraps and now is putting them together into a lap quilt. The tan stars remind me of Christmas sugar cookies.

A new hand piecing project she started (to use up scraps), little paper pieced "grandmother flower garden" blocks. She will be appliqueing them on white blocks.
You may be saying to yourself where is this Kathy's quilt top, well you see I can't show mine as it is a Christmas gift for my friend and I can't let anyone from my bee see it. This year for my bee we put every one's name in a hat and drew, whose ever name you drew you have to make a lap quilt for this Christmas for them. No one knows who drew who.
Also, I'm still not finished with my top!! I thought it would be a quick pattern but no there's a lot of pieces but will be cozy and beautiful when finished.
What I think is so wonderful is how generous quilters are, if there is a special occasion a quilter will spend hours and hours (and lots of money) making a special quilt for that person. They are very giving people.
Thank-you Laura for the Wonderful weekend!!


Anonymous said...

sounds like a great weekend of food, fun, fellowship and fabric!! could not ask for more! Deb C

Vicki W said...

What fun!

Peggy said...

So great! I love that you all can actually focus on what you're doing while enjoying being together, too. That's a special group of women you've got there, Kathy. xoxo

Deb Hardman said...

I miss quilt camp.

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