Friday, August 28, 2009

Pike-Lin Retreat....



It came and went so fast. One minute we were unpacking our sewing machines and the next minute we are packing the car to come home.... I think everyone had such a good time. We sewed, we laughed, we played chicken foot, we ate, we talked....

I worked on a few things...




As a group we made 13 bags (only 12 shown here). These will be donated to a local Abuse Crisis Center.




I used Rachel's tutorial from The Moda Bake Shop to make this Christmas table topper. Fabric is Figgy Pudding by Moda. I finished the last border...







I started this quilt, but didn't get the final borders on. I didn't have enough white for the border to do the borders without piecing. I don't like to piece borders if they are solid fabrics. Just me...



And finally I did start and finish this quilt for a son-in-law. Can you read the name of the quilt on the photo? I dubbed it "The Road less Taken". This is a simple Yellow Brick Road. I have made probably 6 or 7 of these. I got the first set of blocks all finished and went on to the next cutting step. Came back to the sewing table and started putting block 2 together. Something wasn't right. I counted and figured and was just stumped... Um..it appears that I started with step B instead of step A. I finally had to improvise. My step A blocks and Step C blocks look NOTHING like the original pattern. Oh well, it will all quilt out...

So let's count how many things I got finished....
1. 2 tote bags
2. Christmas table topper
3. Son-in-law quilt
4. secret project

Yes, I finished a secret project. Absolutely no photos will be shown until later...much later.... don't even ask....

So I guess I finished 5 projects. YEA ME!!!

5 people guessed 5 projects (what are the odds?)



hubby - I asked him to please smile nice... I won't repeat what he said...


The WINNER!!!!!!



Um...I think I have your address already Linda, so watch the mail...

You'all come back tomorrow to see more photos from retreat and what everyone else finished.....

Nancy

oh, wait...what? Did you ask me a question? You want to know what Linda won? Um...I don't know... After setting up our sewing machines, we headed over to the Hickory Stick Quilt Shop... and I got so excited buying for me that I forgot to get a prize...so I will get something today or tomorrow and show it .. sorry...

6 comments:

Carolyn said...

Nice..........you certainly accomplished a lot!!

I do like the Red & White....

Carin said...

so close LOL! Congrats Linda!

WOO HOO 5 projects is awesome!

Rita said...

So close yet so far away! Congratulations Linda!

Nancy, I did that chubby chick quilt...don't you just love it!

Pat said...

Congrats to Linda on her prize (whatever it might be)!!! Good job with the bags you all made and with your other finishes, too. I also don't like to piece borders if the fabric is a solid one.......it then annoys me to see the seam where the pieces are joined.

Linda said...

Oh come on tell us what the secret project is....lol.....Lucky me, what a nice way to end the week. Thanks to your dh for picking my name.

Domestic Designer said...

You accomplished a lot and had fun too! What could be better?