Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Design Wall Monday

My bags are packed and I am ready to go. 
1.  Projects, check
2.  Food for lunch, check
3. Sewing tools, patterns, rulers, rotary cutter, check
4.  Sewing machine, check
Yes, I have packed everything but the kitchen sink.
Sign posted in the kitchen.
The van arrived early to pick me up and next thing I knew we had arrived safely.
Let the fun begin. 
The first project completed.  Bean bag chairs for Corry's granddaughter's American Girl Dolls. 
Then Corry moved onto making pillow cases, throw pillows and bolsters for the American Girl Doll bunk beds. 
Corry's final project was blocks for her UFO Vintage Stitches which is an old BOM project.
Next our host, Susan, was working on quilting this beautiful quilt. 
Elisha (left) and Sylvia(right) busy at one of the ironing stations.  Elisha is a newbie.  She made us homemade Egg Nog.  Yum, Yum so she is a keeper.    
Kathy C, Susie M,  and Barb A in a deep discussion.
What a fun group with a large sense of humor. 
Yes, got everyone together for a group picture.  We were wearing our heart glasses and kazoo lips.
Homemaker Mary sporting her UFO apron, completed!
I worked on my Grand Illusion Quilt (2014-2015 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt). 
I had a lesson from Corry on how to sew in the zipper on this project.  Like I told you Saturday, you can' make just one.  These are triangle pouches.
Kathy O took the class in fractured quilts and what a beauty she created.   
Elisha also took the class in fractured quilts and produced this poinsettia beauty.
Barb and I escaped outside while the sun was shining hoping to sight some bald eagles along the mighty Mississippi River.  The views were spectacular but no eagles.  We walked about a mile along the shoreline getting plenty of fresh air.  We were trying to burn off some calories because we have eaten so much great food. 
Kathy C.  made quite a few of these travel size pillowcases for all her grandsons.
Kathy C. moved on to making dinosaurs out of leftover Shannon scraps. 
Barb worked on cutting up scrap fabrics on an Accu Cut Go.  Then she moved on to making these blocks from leftover batiks. 
Susie, on the right, was making a double wedding ring quilt using the Smart Quilt method.  Corry, on the left, was helping lay out the blocks. 
Barb made this lovely t-shirt quilt for her son-in-law.  She sat and visited with each of us while she was sewing on the binding.  I gave her a lesson in adding the hanging sleeve for our upcoming quilt show. 
Thanks for sharing my story from our wonderfully relaxing sew days this weekend.
 Today I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.
Yours in quilting,


  1. Looks like you had a grand time! Getting together with other quilters is always inspiring. Love your GI colors!

  2. Good times! I like your Grand Illusion, and those pouches are so cute.

  3. Didn't you all have fun!! There are some great quilts there - I particularly liked the Double Wedding Ring and the Vintage blocks Thanks for sharing.

    Jenny from New Zealand