Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summer Retreat

One of our bee members, Sue, lives on 20 acres with a beautiful guest house. She invited our bee to have a retreat there. She cleared and converted one room into our sewing area. Three sides of this room have floor to ceiling glass doors that look over their property - a great view with great lighting!

It was just the right size for four of us to spread out and work on our projects. She set up her Handi Quilter and finished four quilt tops!

This was the first sewing retreat for Julie G! She was very productive, finishing a Halloween wall hanging. She also finished many blocks for another quilt.

Ute creates and sells beautiful hand-dyed fabrics and quilt patterns. She was piecing quilt tops, which are samples of her newest, stylish patterns!

I was working on my Edyta Sitar Dresden Star Pattern and finished eight of these rings. I also worked on sewing together 12 Buck-A-Block that I have had hanging around.

Sue was determined to finish the last eight rows of her tiny, tiny, tiny, 9-patch "Birthday Quilt". Look at how organized she is! Her piecing is so precise - no room for any mistakes when working that small.

Sue is also working on Dear Jane blocks. (see a pattern here?) Here are a few...

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I knew you had done wonderful things! It was nice to see on what all of you were working! Thank you! Val