Saturday, August 25, 2012

Retreat Gifts

Gifts from my Secret Sister, Zany Quilter
On our quilting retreat we each had a Secret Sister that we all had fun making gifts for. Well, I was so spoiled by my Sister, Vic (Zany Quilter). We each had the opportunity of filling out a list of different things we enjoyed. Well my new love of fabric is Millie's Closet by Lori Holt (Bee in my Bonnet). Well it goes great with my other favorite "Ruby", from Camille Roskelly.
Vic is so talented and creative! She added linen and made me these cute baskets(they have hand big stitching on them also), pin cushion, 2 mug rugs, the cutiest thread catcher, a nice large zipper bag with binder clips, a charm pack of Millie's Closet, and the cutiest scrabble "SEWQUILTY! I also got my favorite Reese's Mini's and a bag of M&M's. I almost forgot the cute sissor fob's she made. I ended up with two of them because she gave one of those to everyone. 
Thank you Vic for making everyday a nice surprise! I love it all! Here are some more up close pictures.
I can't wait until the next retreat!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Latest Projects

It has been a while since I have posted anything on here. It seems like I have good intentions but I don't get around to getting on here. So I am really behind posting projects. So I thought I would post some.
1st is my journal cover I made for Jessica. (Her blog is stitched in thyme) The LVMQG had a journal cover exchange. We picked a fat quarter for the another person to make us one. We used the fat quarter for inspiration. Here is the pictures I took before I gave it to Jessica.

The patterns information is on the the LVMQG blog. (Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild)

August 12 thru August 15th, 2012 was the quilting retreat for the LVMQG. It was held in a remote cabin near Seligman, Arizona. We had so much fun! We were given a secret sister to make something for the three days we were there. I had Brie, who is so talented. She makes the most darling handmade dolls. And then you should see her quilts. Here are some of the things I made her.
Brie works at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. This was made for her to have at home while she is baking. She makes the best pies.  I also knitted her a cozy for a coffee mug. It looks like a sweater made for a mug. I will have to get a picture of it and put it on here. Brie loved it. So I gave her the pattern since she just learned to knit. I am also going to take a picture of my quilting room with all the new wonderful additions I received from my sister. Wait until you see. My Sister was Vic, Who's blog is Zany quilter. I was so spoiled! She made me feel so special everyday. I should of know it was her by the unbelievable craftsmanship in each gift. Everyone in the guild is so talented! And they all are so much fun to be around. 4 days and 3 nights with 12 women and we all got along and had a blast! Can't wait to do it again!
Here are some other projects I managed to finish over the last few months.
Joy and Happiness
For my Aunt Doe!
"She believed she could Sew she did"
My first hand applique!
I will go take those pictures now of all of my wonderful gifts I got so I can post them tomorrow. Wait until you see!