Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Sewing Weekend

I had a friend visit this past weekend for a mini-sewing retreat. It was pretty fun. I had several of my own projects lined up to work on, then I just ditched them and worked on her projects. LOL

First, we had to make a quick run to JoAnn Fabrics so she could buy the backings. Then we quilted up this little lap quilt for her. I used the Nebula pantograph from Christy Dillon. I love how it turned out. Christy Dillon has definitely become my favorite designer so I'll be sure to not miss her 50% off sale on Black Friday.

She also picked up small pieces of fabric that coordinated with this in-progress scrappy quilt. It is so bright and fun; her niece will surely love it. If we had spent a little less time goofing off/sleeping we definitely would have finished it before she left Sunday evening.

Since it just needs another hour or two of work, I had her leave it with me to finish the long arm quilting. That is on my list for this coming week.

I did finish my Paducah quilt in time for it to travel down to California with my husband. I started a blog post on Friday but didn't get it finished before my friend arrived. I'll try to get it posted later this week as well.

I'd also like to work on my pile of quilted-but-not-bound quilts. I'd like to start 2024 with a clean slate.


  1. Good luck with the bindings--that is my least favorite part, but it is necessary! I really appreciate your reminder about Christy's Black Friday sale.

  2. That mini retreat with your friend sounds so fun, and I love what you worked on! Glad to hear the Paducah quilt is all finished, too.

  3. Wow, to start the year with zero ufos would be awesome! I don't think I'll be enjoying that anytime soon. Love the bright colors in the scrappy quilt. So nice of you to quilt them up for your friend. Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. I really like that scrappy quilt. I so wish I had a friend that would come over and we could sew together.