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Location: Maine, United States

I am a 40 something year old mother of 2. I have always been interested in crafts since my sister and I spent summer weeks with my Grandmother, who was a very crafty lady, while my mother was in college. I mostly quilt since I seem to have an obsession with owning large quantities of fabric, but at one point or another think I have tried almost every craft out there.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

are we having fun yet?

Despite it being really, really hot and humid this weekend I had a great time. My friend April and I had an at home retreat with a little shopping thrown in for good measure. We went to the Maine quilt show last weekend and got inspired so we planned to sew at April's house part of this weekend. April recently finished a new sewing space in the basement of an addition they put on their house last summer. This is only my sewing machine and her ironing station because the picture I took of the other side of the room with the cutting station and stash cupboard didn't come out very well. That blur on the left is April. :-) She was walking by as I snapped the picture.
I have been loving all the doll quilts shown by all you bloggers so we decided to make one based on one of Jo Morton's Little Women club quilts. I can't remember which set, but it was a Puss in the Corner block set on point. We combed our stashes for suitable fabrics and started cutting. We cut double to share so we both have the same fabrics in our blocks, but we have combined them differently. So far we are both in love with the way they are coming out. I won't post a picture yet because we only have 12 out of the 30 blocks done, but look forward to pics later.


Blogger Libby said...

How fun to have a retreat weekend - and in a nice, new space set up just for quilting. Can't wait to see what you worked on . . .

9:43 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

This sure sounds like fun. I'll be looking forward to seeing the Jo Morton quilts that the week-end inspired.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Connie W said...

Sewing on the buddy system sounds like way too much fun. :) Nothing like two quilters getting together to inspire each other.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Weekend retreats with quilty friends are absolutely the best - especially when they involve a bit of shopping!


11:32 PM  

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