Friday, February 16, 2007

This 'N That, My Week

Tuesday I went to the AQG meeting. We are starting a Roosting Round Robin that we will be working on each month. I think I know what I'm going to do for my center block. Now to see if I can get it done by the 27th. So, this months program was Round Robins and we were to bring any RRs that we had done. I took 3, one is one that I'm currently involved in with one of my Bee's, the Paradise Piecers. The other 2 are from several years ago that I did with an on line group I was in.

This RR had a winter theme. This was a fall theme. I've never finished it.

This one I didn't take to guild. It is a Row Robin I did with another on line group I was in. I haven't finished it either. I want to add another row. The row I made is the next to last row. I machine appliqued mine with invisible thread. Everyone else did hand applique. I really enjoyed working on every one's. Everybody had a different theme for their top.
I'm enjoying the RR I'm currently involved in. There are 8 of us, so our tops will be quite large. I think there are three more rounds to go, and will probably be next January before they make their way back home. We have 3 months to do each round.
Today the Paradise Piecers had their weekly meeting. We had a nice time, chatting and sewing. I worked on hand sewing down the binding on a quilt. I didn't get it done, so think I will take it for my project tomorrow when my other bee, The Needle Turners, meet. It is an applique bee and we meet once or twice a month. I have enough applique projects to last me several years.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Scrap Quilt

I finished this scrap quilt over the week-end. I call it "Abstract Squares". It is the first quilt on the Grace frame. I used my Bernina to quilt it as that is all I have to use. It did pretty good. It sure made the quilting process a lot easier. I look forward to quilting many more quilts on it. Maybe I will even get good at it.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Retreat over all too soon

I had a great time at the retreat, but it was over all to soon. I did get all the blocks made for the top I was working on. See the photo on the left. Today I've been working on putting the blocks together. I still have the borders to put on. The pattern is a Debbie Mumm pattern from a 1998 quilting magazine. Of course it called for a Debbie Mumm Santa panel and her fabrics. I used a SSI panel I found a year or so ago and fabric I had. So far I think it looks just as good as the one in the magazine.

On the right is a picture of some of the goodies we got at retreat. I think the tote bag is so cute.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

AQG Redtop Retreat

Today was the first day of our quilting retreat. We started an hour later than planned, due to the sleet and rain we had early this morning. I had a nice time. Didn't get as much sewing done as I would have liked, though. I had 72 half square triangles to trim up. That took me awhile. We had fun decorating hats. We were all given the cutes tote bags filled with goodies. At supper, there was a tea cup, napkin and coaster on the table for each of us. We had a really good first day. There were also prizes given out. I didn't win anything, but there are still two more days to go. I took some pictures with my camera phone. It doesn't take the best pictures, but it is something to remember day.

These were taken at super. We're wearing our hats.