Monday, January 26, 2009

Pieceful Day

About once a month Angie and Wiezie from All Washed Up host "Pieceful Day" in the tiny Victorian Village of Ferndale just 20 minutes south of Eureka. It is my one chance to just be a "quilter" instead of a "Quilt Shop Owner." Here in pictures is my "Pieceful" weekend. They set up long tables, cutting stations, ironing boards and everything a quilter could ask for. Everyone brings snacks to share (there goes my diet!). I bring Nellie Belle (my trusty featherweight sewing machine named after my maternal Grandma who taught me to quilt so very many years ago), my ott light, hobbico iron, Gingher scissors and I'm ready to sew. I worked on several projects.....Liz got me organized long ago....bring each project already cut out and in a vinyl project bag. I finished several tops all ready for quilting.
This one is a baby quilt for a young gal I used to do day care for nearly 30 years ago! I cut the diamonds on the AccuCut machine and it went together quickly. I put two borders on and after Liz quilts it (green Oh So Soft! on the back) I'll sew down the darling green check "Ruffle Rack" trim. It's from Michael Miller and we've got it in several colors and fabrics.
This red, pink, black & cream Tumbler top was also cut on the AccuCut machine (imagine cutting a queen sized quilt in only 10 minutes!). I am going to straighten up the edges, add a tiny black flange and border it with one of the fabrics....just don't know which one yet. There are always quilts up for inspiration.
Jackie (L) poses with her Lone Star she made in Geri's (R) class. They used QuiltSmart pre-printed interfacing to make it in a snap.
Pam looks on as a proud Cyndee shows off her Lincoln Logs quilt from the book "Laps from Fats." Show and tell is half the fun!
This time there were so many people we had to have tables set up in two rooms! So much creativity in one place. It's awesome.
I sat next to my friend Darlene. She brought her Rag Jacket (pattern by Ami Simms), AKA Michigan Mink. The jacket is beautiful and quite flattering I think. I love these greens.
Linda finished her "French Roses" quilt she started in a class of mine. I love the applique border she added! I'm going to "borrow" this idea for the 2nd one I'm working on. It's for Sydney's big girl bed at my house.
Here's Karen posing with her Lone Star and teacher, Geri. The smiles say it all. The entire weekend was a blast. We ate out at the fabulous Curly's Grill for lunch one day (and I ate the other half of my sandwich on Sat) and dinner the next. Shopping was great too. Ferndale has the cutest shops and art galleries. What fun! Can't wait till next month.


Ami said...

Cool rag jacket! Send me a photo for my web page, Darlene!

Ami Simms

jen duncan said...

What a fun thing to look forward to! I LOVE that version of the french roses. Beautiful! I stopped in today but missed you. You're right--that new ME is so adorable. I have to clear off my current projects pile before I buy more. :-)

liz said...

Yay! Pieceful days are back! I can't wait until next month!

Mary said...

Wow! I love your diamond quilt and the tumbler one. I bought the tumbler for my Go Cutter but wondered how much I'd like a quilt from it because it's pretty large (6 inches?) but I LOVE yours. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog -- I may just have to see if they have the diamond die for the GO cutter now too!