Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Girls Weekend

I have posted about the "quilt show" but here are a few pictures from the weekend with my gal pals. It is so great to get together with friends and be away from home. No dishes, no cooking, no cleaning. Life is great while living in a hotel!
We did a block swap prior to getting together. Each person picked a block and a color scheme, and the others made 4 blocks each. OK, so we made more than 4 each, I have good friends! This way we could all get blocks our friends made for us and then go home and put them into a quilt as a rememberance of this trip. Norma chose log cabins, her fav, in browns and creams.Muriel wants to do some curved piecing with batiks so we all gave her pieces to work with. I sent everyone pansy prints and they worked them into 9 patch blocks for me. I will be doing some slicing and sewing once I get settled in my new sewing room.
The first night we did snacks in the room, along with some wine and lots of gabbing. We all brought books and magazines and projects to show and share,

Norma and I are both doing some red work right now so we shared techiques and tricks. Muriel made all of us these cute little bags! And of course it was Wine Time.Paula and Norma had us well stocked with wine and goodies for the evening, and I made sure the Holiday Coffee was availabe every morning.

Friday afternoon I taught Bonnie Hunters Pineapple Blossom.

Here are Norma and Paula working away on their project. It's such a great block to use up small pieces and strips. It goes together fast, it's very graphic, and easy to make. I am working on my third one, reds and creams, and then I will have almost 1000 1/2 sq triangls from the "bonus" corners and will work them into something fantastic.

Friday night we had reservations at Skamania Lodge for their Harvest Buffet After many trips through the buffet, it was finally time for dessert. The real reason I love this restaurant is for the amazing peanut butter balls and the hazelnut ganache mini chocolates they put on the dessert bar. This is what it looked like after we finished ;-0

Once we finished, we strolled the grounds, did a tour through the gift shop, and settled into these comfy chairs outside around the firepit. It was a fantastic evening spend with good friends, good food, and good wine!

If you are still with me on this long post, here are a few more pictures some quilts from the show. As always, you can click the photos for close up views of everything. Enjoy!

Take a few stitches today,


belinda said...

HELLO.....looks like you gals had a FAB time.....sniff...sniff...wish I had been there too.....Fun and Productive!!!
Thanks for sharing all the quilt photos too...I love that snowman quilt!!!

Anonymous said...

wow, the blue & cream scrappy quilt...i have that pattern....'cept i used multi batiks & black. i'll have to try this way next. do your instructions for it also use the cut away corners for the borders? who was the designer?

Sharon said...

bettina763, you don't have an email to respond to. Pattern is from Bonnie Hunter @ www.quiltville.com Pineapple Blossom