We had so much fun at our little mini-retreat at my friend Susan's house. It was so nice of her to open her house up to us so we could have a little sew-in at little cost, just gas to get there, food and the shopping expense. hehe...sometimes that shopping can be bad but we were all good girls. :o)
Susan shared the first quilt she ever made. She was just in high school when she made it. We all thought it was a pretty good job, not only for a teenager but the fact that it's still together!! It's a crazy quilt and it's tied with yarn in the corners.
Michael and Nicole made a delicious dinner Saturday night. Michael is the girlfriend of Susan's son and Nicole is her daughter. They made Sopes or Mamelas. They are a corn masa patty cooked and then you raise the edge to create a little dam to hold all the goodies on. We put beans, carnitas, a little potato and green salsa. Mmmmm!! Since we were retreating, we cheated and bought the meat and salsa from the little Mexican market. It was all delicious! Especially the margaritas! hehe And yes, we still sewed straight seams and no one sewed through their fingers. ;o)
Did I say yummmmm?
This little block might look familiar. I made it when I was at the retreat in Indiana. I was going to just make a little table topper but Judy said it would make a nice pillow. I had it pinned and all ready to go so I just went ahead and quilted it and then did a backing with a slip cover type opening. I just need to buy a pillow and I'm set. A UFO no more!
And here is my two year old project, Jared Takes a Wife. My sister Isabel and I took the Bonnie Hunter class at Road to CA a couple of years ago. Of course, hers has been done for a while. She made a little bigger than lap size and quilted it herself. I pretty much procrastinated because I needed a place to spread this out (ping pong table to the rescue!!). I added enough borders, it gives me the 'drop' I needed so it would cover my bed. I'm checking into longarm prices to see if I can have it quilted. I just don't think I have it in me to do it on my Juki.
Here is a close up of the borders. I didn't follow any pattern and hope that isn't obvious by looking at the photos.
I have a couple of craft shows I'll be doing with my daughter so back to the sewing machine for me.