Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cabin Retreat

Me and two friends, Susan and Neena, went to Big Bear for a little quilting retreat. We were there Thursday to Sunday. It was COLD but we turned up the heater and had some roaring fires going and got nice and toasty warm. We rented this little cabin from one of Susan's friends. Isn't it cute?
I got lots of sewing done. I took my Juki machine and quilted this UFO. I sandwiched it at home so I only had to quilt it. I stitched in the ditch around the borders and around all the pinwheels. I forgot the binding so I still have to stitch that on before I can call this one finished but I'm almost there.
Here is a close up of the quilting I did on the borders. I didn't mark it. I just did it freehand and it shows! My loops and little curves aren't perfect but this quilt will be for my friend and she will love it anyway! :o)

Here I am sitting in front of the blazing fire, staying warm. A little too warm at some points of the weekend! I had the fireplace on one side of me and the wall heater on the other side. There were some points where that purple top came off and I was sewing in a tank top! lol The only other project I took to work on was my Jared Takes a Wife blocks from my class at Road to CA with Bonnie Hunter. This was a perfect project to take to the cabin. I chipped away at it for two days.

And this is the reward!! I finished 20 blocks. I would like to make a queen sized quilt so I am about half way done. I think I will need about 15 more blocks. We'll see.

Now that I'm home and unpacked, we will probably start making Save the Date cards for my daughter's wedding so I might only be sewing here and there. Hopefully, I'll have this quilt done before summer!

5 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Oh, that cabin looks like a perfect place to have a retreat... and you certainly got a lot done too! Love both the quilts you worked on... would have never known you didn't mark the borders before quilting if you hadn't told me...

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Liz, what a cute place to go and have a retreat. Beautiful job on the quilting and quilts.

Conni said...

Glad you got a little bit of "away" time and got to get reaquainted with your sewing machine!! Where is Miss Sherrie these days?? Doesn't she usually go with you ladies.

The Other Barb said...

The cabin looks very cozy indeed. And the quilting looks great to me . Love the Jared Takes a Wife blocks! You got a lot done.

Appalachian Quilts said...

The cabin looks divine! Love the pinwheel quilt and the larger one! Looks like you had a blast!