Because of my jobs, I don't get to go for the full week but this year I went for Friday and Saturday. Let me tell you, I needed some fun time. And after 72 hours of quilting, caffeine, chocolate, snacks, more caffeine, and more chocolate, my friends get really
I just realized that I didn't take many photos. Must have been sewing too much.
First up. I FINALLY finished the borders on my Civil War Block of the Week.
I love this quilt. I love this quilt, not only because it has some of my most favorite fabrics and I thoroughly enjoyed Barbara's wonderful stories every week, but because 2011 was a rough year for me and this quilt represents my perseverance through all that craziness and sadness of last year.
Pat showed me how to miter the borders since I chose not only a stripe but a stripe with a complicated pattern. Yea me. She has a great, easy method though and if you have her book Spotlight on Neutrals, it's in there. Love this fabric though; it's Barbara Brackman's Civil War Reunion line.
Here's another view.
I also started and finished this quick jelly roll quilt from the wonderful Jelly Roll Quilts book. It's called Spiral Strips and the fabric line is an older Holly Taylor for Moda called "Natural Garden."
And here is Karin's mostest fabulous Eventide quilt out of French General fabrics. She made this quilt just for me.
|Karin and Becky with Karin's Eventide quilt|
I love it!!!
I also got everyone completely hooked on Starbucks new Refreshers energy drinks. Have you tried them? They are completely and utterly THE BEST THING ON THE PLANET and you need to buy lots and lots and lots. And I can say this because I work there and I am hooked to :) Oh yeah and we get stock options. Hee hee!