Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Saturday

I know today isn't Saturday, but this past Saturday was a really great day. I joined in with the VMQG at Quilt by the Bay, one of  their all day retreats put on by Krista. In beautiful Lion's Bay BC, I spent 12 hours in front of my sewing machine. The only interruptions were food, conversation with new friends and the occasional leg stretch.

I worked on a bee block for Charlotte

Charlotte's block

Made binding for a quilt I haven't made yet

Proverbial Binding

Made and machine stitched the binding on 3 farmer's wife potholders.

FW poptholders

Got a great start on my Out to Sea quilt. Super simple blocks - it doesn't get much easier than 3.5" squares made up into 16 patches.

Out to Sea

A stack of partial blocks.

More Out to Sea

It's been so long since I've been to an all day retreat, that I'd forgotten just how much can be accomplished when you just sit down and sew. No lunch or dinner to make. No laundry to fold, no dishes to wash. 

When's the next one????


  1. Wow looks like you had a very productive day indeed! The block looks so great with those shades!
    Loving the out to see quilt progress! =D

  2. Katie, I was delighted to meet you in person! You were certainly productive! I love that Sarah Jane fabric and was happy to see it in real life. I agree, sign me up for the next retreat!

  3. Love the bee block and the out to sea is adorable!

  4. I am AMAZED at how much you ladies accomplished at that retreat! I saw Felicity's post too. Wow! Maybe one day I'll get over there too.

  5. Way to go! It was awesome to meet you in person finally and I'm so glad you got lots done and had time for early morning shopping, too! Looking forward to the next one. xo

  6. Oh how I want to go to one of these!! You got so much done! I love your Out to Sea quilt in progress!

  7. Sounds like heaven to me! I love what you're doing with Out to Sea. I have a stack of those prints waiting for my attention.

  8. Sounds like a great day. And wow, you got a lot done

  9. Meeting you was awesome, Katie - I am addicted to the retreats. All that sewing with no other cares. Bliss!