Thursday, October 16, 2014

Retreat Reflection

I went to retreat this past weekend.  I love retreat.  I love hanging out with the girls, being silly, having my meals made for me, people cleaning up my messy dishes, eating their good food, making projects, seeing other peoples projects, getting inspiration and ideas.  Its a blast!

My leaves are coming along.  Not sure what I am going to do with them all.  I love the words.  It will be a whimsical type quilt.
 This was on my drive home.  There a few more that I need to get pics of.
 A beautiful sunset Saturday evening.
 You can sit and watch the sunset on rockers, looking out over the lake!
These are the favors that were made by a wonderful woman in our group; cucumber melon soap, almond lotion bar, lavender bath salts and a bag of "spa" tea.
I had to try my friends jelly.  I had it on a sun dried tomato bagel.  I did not expect it to taste so good.  Nor did I expect to be able to spread cream cheese with a stirrer.
 Aren't these mason jars cute!
What is fall without mums.  It looks like fireworks.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves are falling. Outside and in my sewing room.  I love these leaves.  I am note sure what I will do with them all.  I have considered something similar to the ones below but I am not sure yet.  I will keep you posted.

These leaves are pretty easy to make.  Each square in the 9 patches is 3 inches.  For the stems I start with a 3.5 square and slice it diagonally.  Then for the HST's (half square triangles, I sew two 3.5's together, back ground and leaf color- sewn diagonally on either side of a center seam.  Cut and square up to 3 inches. The stem size is 1 3/4 by 4.5 inches.

TA wall hanging.

 Fluttering Leaves Large Friday Free Quilt Patterns   Fluttering Leaves Lap Quilt PatternFrom McCalls- Fluttering Leaves by Bonnie Spencer.

And from Sentimental Quilter-

Crumb Piecing and Improv Piecing

I won these yummie fat quarters at the Bonnie Hunter class day!  Lucky me!  Color me happy.  Phillip Jacobs, Kaffe Fasset- beautiful vibrant colors!

After taking the class I have been doing a lot of crumb piecing.  Having so much fun with it.  I need to take some pics and show you all.

The following was an improv piece that I did.