I had the pleasure of attending a weekend long quilting retreat with some of my friends. We had such a good time. I got a few things finished and for me that was worth going. Since I went back to work full time I just don't have as much time as I would like to work on my "fun" projects. So "finishing" was my theme for the weekend. Finishing in order to start more as DH would remind me.
First I finished a denim shirt I had started a few years ago and was just hanging there. It is from Home from the Harvest book by Nancy Smith and Linda Milligan. I have made so many things from this book that it was worth the cost. Nothing I hate more than buying a book for only one project.
Thanks Karen for modeling for me.
My daughter Tori picked out the pattern and fabrics for this quilt. It still needs the borders but it already is 72"x92" without borders. I had all but 3 of the blocks machine appliqued so most of the weekend work was sashing and cornerstones. It is so vibrant and fun. I just love it. The pictures don't even begin to show how bright it is.
I have been on a pillowcase kick. They are so fun and easy to make. There is some cute fabrics out there too. I made Christmas one for my DD and now am working on some for the other seasons. It's an easy way to change up a bedroom. I can't find the pictures of those but I'll keep looking for another post.
I started a table runner for a Christmas gift so I'll show that when it's done. All in all I got accomplished what I was hoping for so that to me was a "good thing".
Here's a pin cushion my friend received from her secret sister. It was so fun I had to take a picture. It is knitted.
These next pictures are of some pumpkins I have been working on for the last couple of weeks.I love how they turned out. Although I don't think I would grubby up the white one as much next time. It probably would stand on it's own without it.
I really love using the branches for stems and adding the bittersweet.
Have a great Autumn day