I have had some fun the last couple months!
The guild had a sew-in in July, where I introduced the idea of Tiara Time to more of my fellow quilters. I saw the idea on my friend Ronnie's blog where a teacher told her students that when she put on her tiara, it was her time to focus and they were not allowed to bother her. I thought, what a great practice for quilters, especially for those with kids! For myself, it is "me time", and I'm allowing myself to quilt without guilt. Here is my favorite photo of me with my tiara that Jessica took:
At this sew-in I focused on working on this gorgeous quilt for my friend Cheryl, who is weaving me a picnic basket in exchange:
Our guild retreat was in August, and again I was only able to be there on Saturday. It was so much fun though, I left at 6am and came home at 9pm. The ladies are always so much fun to be around, and I took a few projects that I wanted to make progress on.
|Early morning view of the room.|
|Here is Mary! She though the idea was so great that she found herself a tiara, and then we strategized to wear matching shirts for this event. Of course, we ended up sitting across the room from each other, but whatever. :) We still had fun. She has a great photo of us on her blog. I love this quilt she made, it's the Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage quilt and is SO CUTE!|
|This is one that Leann was working on, we had a good discussion on how "ugly" fabric can look so different depending on what it is used with.|
|This is my first project I worked on, I just wanted to get the blocks assembled. We did some quilting by committee and decided it looks best on point and with the cornerstones.|
|This is Pat's, and I love how it turned out. She quilts on her home machine.|
|Here is Pat with her finished Ten Pack (Laurie Shifrin pattern)|
|Mary brought this for me, from one of the shops in Tri-Cities. I have since found it incredibly useful, I highly recommend this size ruler. I know Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville has mentioned in her videos about getting some for her store. I like how it's working with my half-square triangles, when I want to draw the line across, this ruler has some grippy on the back-side which helps keep my fabric from moving around on me.|
|This is what Melanie was working on, it will be a gift for her pastor. I love the bright colors.|