Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring Sewing Party

8:00 a.m.
Shower, coffee and a quick call to the quilt shop to see if they were still running their free University quilt class on Hot Ribbon Quilting--they are!  That will be a quick trip! 
9:00 a.m.
Off to Hot Ribbon Quilting:  here are the photos of Cheryl demonstrating the hot ribbon technique and some of the quilts to make, I bought the Amaryllis to do and two of the books--the lighthouse and the first floral book.
Cheryl made this amarylis:

2:00 p.m.
Back home and putting things together to take to our once a month quilter's group.  I am taking all that I need to begin the above amaryllis.  I got all that I needed to make this--later today after the tablerunner and finishing the block I need to do!  So off to upstairs to work and take some pictures of the what is happening!
5:30 - 11:30 p.m.:
Well, I have been busy, although it won't look like I got a lot accomplished!  I did trace all of the pieces for the Amaryllis!  The quilter's got together at Cheryl's and all worked hard.  Pam and I are making the amaryllis:
She is further ahead than I am, I am still tracing all of the pieces onto Steam a Seam Light, Laura is working on her Picnic quilt for her soon to be daughter-in-law:

Cheryl is working on her trees, this time I have a picture!  I also have to show a picture of her cat--she has Mickey ears on her side, isn't she cute--they call them "cracked" Mickey ears!
She is adorable and absolutely beautiful, she lives with her sister, who I did not get a picture of...
Cathy is working on her heart quilt--which will be queen size when she is finished:
Cathy is also looking for a piece of fabric to finish her last quilt: It is Robert Kaufman, Patrick Lose, Satinique Violet; if anyone has 1 yard or even fat quarters she would love to buy it, please let me know and I will get the information to her asap.  She needs it to finish this quilt:

We miss Christine tonight--she isn't feeling up to par. 

So, we all did work, and we all did get quite a bit done on our Spring Sewing Party--we made a real party of it, complete with Chinese food, pizza and homemade ice cream!  Thank you Cheryl for a great time and great ice cream--butter pecan and chocolate!  Pam brought a great cinnamon coffee cake--no lack of goodies here! 

This week I will be working on the amaryllis, table runner and sending off the blocks!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful Spring Sewing Party!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!


  1. I cant wait to see how yours turns out!

  2. Very nice, I have not seen this technique before.

  3. you've been so all your different ideas...

    thanks for stopping by..

  4. Looks like you stayed busy and had fun. Great job.

  5. Hi Barb, you had a big party and all day. Love the Amaryllis quilt you are sewing. I had a good time, wish we could of all been together.
    Keep Stitchen'

  6. What a talented group! Beautiful!

  7. Love the amarylis Barb! Glad you were able to come to the party :^)

  8. Wow, beautiful! It was such a fun party!