Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A fantastic time away and unpluged!

Last week I had the privilege of attending a little "retreat" at a friends' mountain home in Yosemite, CA.!  There were only 3 of us, so it was very relaxing and productive.  The food and fellowship flowed freely, and the scenery was breathtaking.
 First  line of business was to make a new liner for this basket.  These beautiful fabrics are from my good friend Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts!  Thanks again Lorna!

 Don't you just love this cheery  cover?
 Second line of business was to complete this top that I had started at the February Retreat in the Pines.  I did complete the top, but we all decided that it needed additional work.  I'll show more at a later date!
 Then I dug out this beautiful pattern and fabric.


 I can't wait to put the applique flowers on and show it completed.
 This quilt was supposed to be a quilt, but I sub-cut the strips wrong, therefore it ended up a table runner!  Making 'lemons out of lemonade'!!

 These antique 'grandma's fan' blocks are a new project that Dotty gave me.  Most of the squares were complete, but I had to hand applique these few onto the white squares.  I will be finishing the flimsy soon.  This quilt will be small stitch quilted by the NFQ.
 Look who came to visit right outside the front door.....Bambi!
 And the last project that I started was this beautiful medallion queen sized quilt.  I only finished the center medallion, and had to unsew and resew this silly thing 3 times!
 This is from the kitchen window!  I told you that the scenery was breathtaking.
 These are the completed projects for the week.
This shows the sewing area we had!  Now I have to get to work to finish all the projects I started!  Thank you Dotty and Cindy for welcoming me and making me feel so special all week!
 
Linking to: Let's Bee Social! with the wonderful Lorna as hostess at Sew Fresh Quilts.
                   WIP Wednesday! over at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts with Lee as hostess.                 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

10 comments:

Marly said...

The concentric squares and flowers quilt top is really spectacular. I'm interested to see what you add to it. You all had a very productive week.

Joanna @ Riddle and {Whimsy} said...

Wow, look like you had a productive time! And what a nice place to stay in! As much as I like modern technology and cities etc. I think I'd find it hard to leave a place like that.

Amy at love made my home said...

How great to be able to spend time with friends doing what you all love to do! You must have had lots of fun together. All of the pieces completed look great and will more to come from you as well! I look forward to seeing the rest. xx

Kim said...

Looks as if there was too much fun to be had in that gorgeous place. Wow that is a lot of stitching in four days...my you are a stitching wonder!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a peaceful, scenic setting. And sewing with two special friends. What a treat! Love the basket cover - especially the little bow ties. Each of your quilt projects are lovely. Well done, Vicki!

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What a nice place to be and how productive your stay was!!!

Janine said...

You really did have a productive time. It must have been lovely having time to sew and relax with other quilters in such beautiful surroundings :)

Janine said...

You really did have a productive time. It must have been lovely having time to sew and relax with other quilters in such beautiful surroundings :)

CeLynn said...

Spending time sewing with friends,priceless. My goodness you were busy sewing up a storm! Love your lemonade!

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