Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday Fun

Hello everyone,

Happy weekend! I thought that I would share with you what I did yesterday. I invited some of my quilty friends over for some sewing fun. We had a great time and were very productive. We all worked on different projects. Here you can see, from the Left to Right, June, Pam, and Justine working hard. You can also see my sewing machine working hard on my mystery blocks. Yeah, wouldn't it be great if the machine would work without me sitting there?

Here Justine (non-blogger) is sitting binding a quilt that I quilted for a customer. Justine does all my customers bindings that request it to be done. She is fantastic!! She got most of it done too. She just had about 1 more foot to do before she left.

Here you can see what Pam (non-blogger)  is working on... I believe these blocks are from Patchwork Party 2008 Summer Edition using Moda's Prairie Paisley and Marti Michell's templates. She spent the day cutting the fabric for the blocks. They are really pretty.

Now we have a little show and tell from Justine. This is a jeans quilt that she is making from pre-cut jeans. It is a kit that she purchased from the mennonite women and is selling more of them. This is the sample she wants to be complete so that people have an idea what to do with the jean fabric.

Now onto June's (non-blogger) show and tell. However, first I must give you all a little bio about June. June is a designer for Red Rooster Fabrics. You can see some of her quilts on their website, and you can see mine and Pam's name on them for the the machine quilting...YAY! Also, you can see her picture in the back of Jennifer Chiaverini's quilting book Return to Elm Creek, and best of all the quilt on the cover of the book....June designed and made specifically for Jennifer and C & T Publishing. Very Cool!

Anyway, these are a few of the quilts that are June's. The first one she is currently working on and on Friday she was hand stitching the borders. 

This quilt was a challenge that she had with one of the guilds. I love this one, nice and bright! And I benefitted from this...she gave me extra house blocks that she made and didn't use. Lucky me.

This is an applique quilt that she made. Absolutely stunning!

So, you are wondering about me.... I did work on my mystery blocks and you can see them in the picture with my sewing machine. I will post  some pictures of them in the next couple days. I have also been working on getting caught up on the Noah's Ark Stitchery Bom.  I should be caught up in time for the block 8.

I also have been working hard on customer quilts and have lots to add to my site. I just added 4 this morning and probably will add 4 every day until I get caught up. So check back often!

This weekend I plan on just getting caught up. It is rainy and a good time to stay in and sew.

I hope everyone will have a terrific weekend filled with lots of quilty things. Until next time, Happy Quilting!


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23 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you girls had a good time -- nothing like getting together with the girls to sew -- I love it! And I'm thinking you have my sewing machine -- WooHoo!!!

Purple and Paisley said...

wow, what a fun day...i am loving the blue jeans quilt...all the different shades of denim...has be thinking about a trip to the thrift shop to pick up a bunch of old jeans...=)...

Wendy said...

There's nothing like a day with quilting friends to sew and get caught up on a few things. Love the show and tell.

Tine said...

What a great time! I LOVE that jeans quilt Justine is showing! Those little corner triangles just glow!!

Vickie E said...

that does look like a great time and I so enjoy seeing what others are working on! Just wish I get into a blogging mood...

Miri said...

What a great fun day and beautiful work done by all of you.

Stina said...

These sewingdays with friends are the best ever!!!
Thanks for showing us the gorgeous quilts your friends made... :o)

Annemariesquilt said...

Wow what a great friday.. Lots of fun I can tell. I love your new blocks, they are realy beautiful.
And your pictures frome your friends quilts are great eyecandy.......

Mary Beth from Granby said...

Hi there, Jackie! Mary Beth from Granby here. I had to comment to tell you that I have been loving your blog. Seeing Justine and all MADE me finally leave a comment. There is nothing better than quilting w/ friends. Talking, sharing, laughing, getting ideas for future UFOs! I've already signed up for the day retreat at Avon thru the guild. I hope the kiddies don't give my husband too much of a hard time. (I wonder if I'll care come November!!!!!) Thanks for blogging!
P.S. And when you see June next time, tell her I am deep into my new applique project - Kim McLean's Lollypop Trees. I actually spotted it on a blog for the first time and ended up buying the pattern on GloriousColor.com. I am addicted to it!!!! Take care!!!!!!

jacquie said...

what fun to have quilty friends over to sew. i wish i had friends who even sewed. i'm so jealous!

Teresa said...

I just love it when quilting buddies come over and we can relax and sew together. Seeing your pictures makes me want to do a sew-in. Hmmmm...wonder if hubby would mind?

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the quilts - its always so inspiring to see others work.

Eileen said...

So much fun.

Jackie, I love seeing peeks of your lovely cozy home. So inviting!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I am so envious that you have girls to have fun times like this with. Look at all of that creativeness!

henny said...

Jackie...
all the quilts are lovely!
You're lucky to have your own group of friends for quilting. thank you for always encouraged me to quilt :) I think I should learn more in matching colors for fabrics.
You know, this week is miserable (my little one is sick) so I only got 4 blocks for my quilt project.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Friends and sewing - what could be better? I love the flag. I really like that a lot. What a great project.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lots of nice projects, it is always so much fun having a quilting day with friends.

em's scrapbag said...

My what talented friends you have. Hope you all had a most wonderful day together sharing your talents and quilts.

PamKittyMorning said...

Looks like a super day! Love the photos.

Shasta said...

Retreats are just so much fun. Looks like you all made good progress.

Karen said...

Love Pam's blocks and Justine's jean quilt and June's house quilt is a fun one.

Christine said...

Oh that looked like fun and love your photos of the quilts. Wonderful thanks for sharing.

hugs
Christine

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful time and OH MY WORD...each and every quilt just plain darn wonderful!!! Very talented group of ladies there!

Karol-Ann said...

Wow! Wonderful quilts. It must have been a fabulous day!!

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