Saturday, February 11, 2012

Quiet River Day 2!



First and foremost I must say that we miss the Fabric Stalkers who couldn't make the retreat!  Dale, Julie & Lindsey...we love you!  Secondly...everyone says "hi" Twilene...I can't respond to your comment cause you are listed as a "no reply" follower.  You can fix that by reading the "how too" on the right column of the blog.

Day 2 was sweet.  I thought about my mom...a lot and feel so blessed to be here quilting.  She always loved telling her friends that we were quilting at Quiet River.  This morning we got up and started stitching.  Later in the morning everyone was in and out on various errands.  I rode "Patty" home to pick up some binding and my "Flippin Bird" project.  Enzo was sooooo happy to see me, so I stopped and played for a while.  Nancy got a haircut. Val & Irene went to work out and Robin went home to bring her garbage cans in...and then we all met up at the movies and watched "One For The Money."  Fun movie.  

I wanted to show you something that I am so freaking happy about!  I occasionally like to save color coordinated scraps from previous project in individual baggies.  This photo shows some of the scraps from my Primitive Gatherings Summer Stars ( another WIP)



I picked out several same sized strips and sewed them together.


...and then I used them as a border for my latest stitchery...isn't he sooooo adorable!


Drum roll please!  The unveiling of the latest step of "Flippin Bird" projects.  If you are a recent follower...let me explain the project.  One of the Fabric Stalkers had been dragging a project that she lost interest in to every retreat...in the seat of her chair.  Each year we listened to the angst of having that project in her chair and finally a year ago it was proposed that we take it out and pass it around with each of us adding and recreating the project!  Then in our excitement we figured...we all had a "Flippin Bird" in our life and so we would chose one and pass it around for each member to add something to the quilt.  And so these are the "Flippin' Birds."  You ask why it is called Flippin Bird...use your imagination and then add to that the fact that the quilt blocks that were being dragged around were called "birds in the air."


Val's Quilt


Irene's Quilt


Lindsey's Quilt


Jane's Quilt


Robin's Quilt


Nancy's Quilt (the one that started it all)


My Quilt!


...and Lori's Quilt

We have two more passes of the quilts before we are done and I can't wait to see the finished products!

Enjoy the slide show...there are more UFO's biting the dust!

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