Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Penn Oaks Getaway 2016
Last week's getaway is in the books! We had a great time and I got a lot of things done. Not all 6 things that I brought but I made a good dent.
I found this star block in an old book. It has pictures but no directions how to put it together. I drafted my own block which is good because I want it to fit in a specific spot. I have started doing this because I like to rotate my quilts. Only the half square triangles on the right hand side are sewn on. I started getting bored and decided to stop plus I wanted to put it on my design wall to figure out how I wanted the triangles to go. The corners are going to get a white square.
I am looking forward to quilting this and want to do some "fancy" quilting in the big middle white spot!
This was my favorite project that I worked on. It required no measuring or anything precise.
I just randomly sewed my scraps together, no planning other than no same fabrics next to each other.
After I sewed things together I trimmed them up to get rid of the jagged edges. Sometime I just sewed over them, especially when I was getting tired.
Before you know it I had a bunch of strips.
They just kept getting bigger and bigger. I still have a ton of scraps!
I made another pincushion for the swap next week. I love that typewriter....
I started a paper pieced project but felt like I needed more room, so only 1 block got made. I will be going back to this one!
Fay Ann has been sewing for a long time and made some very cute kid's quilts. Every night she was the last one to bed! When I grow up I want to be as cool as Fay Ann!
Everyone agreed this was one of the best getaways. I am really lucky to have some really nice people to get away with!