What could be better then a day spent quilting with friends who have the same addiction? Well, that is easy, TWO days!
I go with a bunch of friends, this weekend, for a quilt retreat. All our meals are provided and we get housekeeping services, so we can spend 2 blissful days, sewing, stitching, telling stories and admiring the finishes.
I got smart this time, and I am preparing my projects ahead, instead of throwing a bunch of fabric in a suitcase and hoping for the best.
I have cut and interfaced all the pieces for a Gerbera Wristlet. This is a free pattern from Blue Calla Patterns. Although the pattern is free, it is an astonishing 29 pages long! I think this is a great way to try a designer I have never tried before, to see if I like the instructions. There is nothing worse then spending $10 or more on a pattern that is poorly written. I am liking this pattern, so far.
Next to be prepped will be the Two-Timing Tote. This was a sew along in the summer, which I gathered the supplies for, from my stash, but I didn't get started.
And, for my spare time, I have packed the supplies to make 6 pillowcases.
In case you were wondering, the kittens have been named.
From left to right, we have Angus, Fergus, and Hamish. Here they are with their new best friend.
It kind of spoils his tough guy image!