Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sewing in a Snow Globe

Saturday morning at quilt camp it looked like this. BIG flakes.I know a lot of people are really tired of the snow already. But there was a person who was sewing at the table next to us, and while she had seen snow, she had seen snow actually falling.

It snowed for about half an hour or so, then it turned back to rain. But while it was snowing, it really was like sewing inside a snow globe. Well, really more like a reverse snow globe since we were inside the glass. Uh, never mind...

I mentioned the "challenge fabric" challenge in the previous post, and by overwhelming (at least I'm quite sure it was indeed overwhelming) anonymous voting, Dotty won first place. (Sorry for the blurry picture--she doesn't really like having her picture taken so I think she was moving out of camera range as I snapped this shot...) But this was really such a cute quilt.

And what did I work on all weekend? At least from mid afternoon on Thursday until 8 p.m. on Saturday night (give or take some time for chatting...oh, and eating...), I worked on this quilt top:

Lots of little pieces. LOTS.OF.LITTLE.PIECES. But I wasn't the only one who thinks small is such fun (feel free to read that with a bit of sarcasm...).This lady was making a gazillion nine-patch blocks with one-inch pieces:

By Saturday night I was tired of small sewing. So I switched over to a quilt-along I signed up for, quilt-along being a relative term as it started weeks ago, so if I had actually done the quilt along at the same pace with everybody else, the quilt top would already be done.   Anyway, nice big pieces. Ahh....

As I was trimming my fabric, there was a bin to put scraps in. Someone retrieved my scraps and made this cute little pincushion!

By Saturday evening the sky looked like this

and then sadly, on Sunday afternoon it was time to pack up and go home until next year. I agree with Dotty: I love quilts. And quilting with friends.


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Jocelyn said... #

What a VERY cute pin cushion! Did someone just make it from your scraps?? Your quilt blocks look gorgeous.

Grandma G said... #

Your quilt top is gorgeous (but oh, my... sew tedious!!) and so was your view (well, the last photo, anyway ;) )!

The Luedtke Family said... #

Looks like a fantastic weekend, minus the snow! We love the fact that we have experience a few days in a row with 30 degrees and the hope of 40 degrees or more this weekend! Snowman, be our guest and melt away!

How grand to have a chance to work on projects non-stop. How do you ever choose what to bring for a weekend!

Andrea said... #

okay, that looks way too beautiful there to do any quilting. let alone little bitty piecing.
the blocks look gorgeous, it's going to make an amazing quilt!
sounds like a great time!

Needled Mom said... #

It sounds like a lot of fun was had by all. Love the quilt top ANDthe pincushion. It is amazing what folks can do with scraps.

Jennifer said... #

I love your quilt top! Little pieces are so wonderful when they come all together. You have such pretty fabrics for your On the Road... quilt. I can't wait to see it finished!

Jennifer :)