Just thought I would do a quick post about a new Primitive Magazine coming out! I am so excited for these girls…go to their website and subscribe! They will be coming out with 4 issues a year starting in April I believe…and you will see projects from Primitive Gatherings and other great designers in it! Here is the link to their site…..LB
Here are most of my projects that I worked on at this past weekend retreat…bunches of blocks for a little Featherweight Club project…then I made a 6″ star block for shop hop…I don’t really care for the block. I wish the star points were the same instead of alternating…but if I would have used a different fabric to set the star in it probably would have looked better…It is made with 1/2″ triangles…THANGLES of course…then I fused and stitched the 9th block of Settler’s Pride a quilt designed by Maggie Bonanomi…I love this quilt…Can you guess where it is going to hang?..I also stitched a little table mat for my mother…it has chickens and a log cabin block…I gave it to her without taking a pic first…we are having a snow blizzard now…see what the window of my sewing room looks like? Can you say snowday tomorrow??? LB
Jan Schneider is a remarkable quilter. When I was thinking of who could pull off a bed turing for our open house, her name was one of the first on my list. I had to prod her a little and tell her is was not going to be all that bad and that once you start talking about your quilts the nervousness goes away, who knows her quilts better than her, I told her? Besides being a great and prolific quilter Jan is super nice person as well as a classy lady who supports all of the quilt shops in our area. I have tried to name and point out as many quilts, patterns, designers and so on as I could remember, but there are many I can’t recall, this is only a part of her 25 years of quilting…so enjoy!
We stopped at YORE primitives in Gotham WI on the way to Patsy’s Homestead Cabin Retreat…this shop was wonderful…it went on and on…room after room of Christmas and primitives…what more could you want…I bought lots and can’t wait to put it out with my Christmas decorations…here a few shots of the shop and Theresa it’s owner…more on the retreat later…LB
Guess where I am going today for the weekend? Can you RETREAT! Yes! Lucky me I am leaving to go to my favorite retreat place…Homestead Cabin Retreat…in no where (Hillpoint) WI…no just kidding..it is a perfect place for a retreat house…no cell reception, just in the middle of farm country….I love going to Patsy’s and hope that our retreat house has the same inviting atmosphere where quilter’s gathering for what they love best! I should be packing, instead of being on this computer…but I just put together my Settler’s Pride BOM to finish the last block and start the borders…here it is …i will be working on it this weekend along with another little quilt for Featherweight Club…just thought those of you doing this would want a peek…I sewed the wool blocks together with 1/2″ seam allowances on my machine using my walking foot…then pressed the seams open. This worked so good I think MY next BOM that I design will be wool on wool…it is so fun to work with…FYI you will not hear from me for a few days…but I will report back on Monday of what fun I’ve had…LB