Friday, March 2, 2012

Family Quilting Retreat

A couple of weekends ago my sister, Leslie, my daughter, Kecia, and I got together for a 3-day weekend quilting retreat at my daughter's house in Tustin. She has a huge studio room above her garage with lots of room for the three of us. We sewed and ate and sewed from Friday night until Monday afternoon. This is my sister Leslie at her sewing machine and at one of our pressing stations.

This is one of her rows of small Stack 'n Whack blocks and the finished top.
This is an Asian-themed quilt top on the design wall that Kecia finished. And here she is at her sewing table.
Leslie at one of our cutting stations and with her paper-pieced Bird of Paradise block.
Me sewing at my Juki. I was working on a simple charm square quilt. Finished the first border.

This was another project Kecia worked on using some chintz fabrics she brought back from Amsterdam a couple of years ago. Leslie with a small wall quilt top she finished.

This was the other project I worked on--a kit I bought in Alaska. I only discovered that the last block in the second row was set wrong after I saw this photo. I have fixed it. I also made a pillowcase, a snap bag and a paper-pieced tree block for another quilt.
We did an applique block exchange for the retreat using patterns from Flower Festival by Kim Schaefer. We each did 3 blocks to exchange for a wall quilt or table runner.

At the end of our retreat, l-r Leslie, Kecia and I. We had a great time sewing from morning til late at night.

1 comment:

  1. It's great that you combated against crafting's greatest enemy: lack of time and space. What a awesome set-up you had for the weekend. I really like your Alaskan quilt.