Friday, July 11, 2008

{ sew-a-thon day 5 - finale }


Wow, today has been busy, but good. We started off the day by taking the cat to the vet to get him neutered. Then my team of unwilling participants (ie. children )and I cleaned like mad women to get the house ready for a relaxing and fun day of sewing. This afternoon we had a new friend over so I could show her how to make a quilt. She is a total natural at it, so it was very easy and I had to do very little teaching. Her quilt is going to look amazing!

Here's Karen showing her quilt progress. This is actually the back of the quilt! Isn't it awesome?

This evening Rhonda and I had our sew-a-thon finale at my place. She worked on her dandelion jelly roll quilt and I cut out a bunch of pink fabric that my daughter is using to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt and then started on a disappearing 9 patch for myself using Moda's Shangrila charm squares (shown above). I plan to hang this on my wall when it's done.

Be sure to check Rhonda's blog to see what she's been working on this week as well.
When sewing, sweaters come in really handy as a thread catcher. ;-)
This is Rhonda pressing her quilt before she had to dash home.

I think we'll have to do another sew-a-thon very soon. It's been a lot of fun!

Now I need so shift gears because tomorrow night I'm getting together with some ladies to make cards! I realized I needed to make some cards recently when I went to get a birthday card for someone and found only "Let it Snow" cards in my card box! Somehow, "Let it Snow" just doesn't cut it for a July birthday.


  1. i can't wait to see how these turn out

  2. wow!.. everything looks so great- your work is so impresive!! you make me feel like i need to learn how to sew asap :)

  3. A new project - I'm going to love it this one, too. Have fun!

    HMMMM a "Let It Snow" card for a July birthday would not be a bad idea for me as I live on the Surface of the Sun - cooling off subconsciously. LOL Enjoy your time with your friends making cards.