Sunday, March 31, 2013

Quilt retreat at the Lazy M Lodge

I'm counting down the days now, school will soon be over and I'm looking forward to spending more time in the sewing room...yoohoo!  In the meantime, I was lucky enough to attend a quilt retreat a week ago with my quilt guild, the M & M's.  Here are a few photos of the projects that were in the works.


This is called Rat Race, you can find the pattern in this book.

My photography skills don't do this quilt justice...this pattern is called Intersections.

One of many finishes completed during the weekend...a happy scrappy postage stamp.

Two  more finishes, a block of the month on the left and scrappy squares quilt top.

Some of us were really thinking ahead!

A gorgeous Bali Wedding Star by Judy Niemeyer.  Can't wait to see this project come together!

An original in the works by our fearless leader, Linda.  Will take better photos next time we have our guild meeting. 

And this is what I worked on...I kid you not.  Two full days and I completed all the rings for my daughter's double wedding ring quilt.  Now I can move on to making the melons and corners and the process of putting the rings together begins...eek, I'm pretty nervous about this whole thing now!

The view from my window.  Take a peek at the Lazy M Guest Ranch for yourself.  Marcel and Randy took such good care of us!

We had a fire in our quilting area (and there's another project over the couch...a little baby quilt with a little chick on cute!)

Settling in on Friday.  We quilted in the guest house and stayed in the main lodge.  They have a beautiful Collie named Rusty who was happy to escort us to and from the buildings every day, as long as we gave him a pat on the head and a scratch behind the ear.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Modern quilt blocks

Hi everyone!

As promised, here is the next installment in the Modern Monday quilt project....

My fave, for this batch...

Confession time: I totally goofed when making this block, I made the turquoise blocks too small because they are supposed to form the pinwheel pattern (see the instructions here), but I really like the's kinda fun, :-)

I am really lovin' that green fabric...but I only have one fat quarter and it's almost all gone!

Churn dash, wonky style.

So here are 7 of my first 8 blocks.  I'm not making the skull block, so I'll have to wing it for block number 8.

I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Downton Abbey withdrawal

Hello everyone!

It's Sunday evening and I'm missing Downton much longer until the Season 4? lol  I've not done much sewing this week, I'm heading into my last few weeks of the semester at school and it's been rather hectic, but isn't that true no matter what we are doing?  I've been reading textbooks for the past few months, so I try to listen to a book on tape while driving to the university and look what I found at my local library...

...the real story of Downton Abbey!!  I have to say, it's pretty fascinating too.  I finished reading the book on the left a few weeks ago (well, it was reading week after all), and I thoroughly enjoyed that as well.
I do have a few quilt blocks made for my modern quilt guild meeting this Thursday...but I'll put that in my WIP post this Wednesday.

See you then,