Sunday, November 11, 2012

What a lovely way to spend a beautiful fall day!  Driving 45 minutes away to spend a day with 2 blogger friends, that is.  Jennifer and "Love" are blogger friends that I met online originally at least 5 years ago when we were all beginning bloggers on the APQ web site.  We met for our 2nd "sew-in day" at Love's home.  She has a beautiful large sewing/sun room that is perfect for setting up 3 sewing machines to work on our projects.  I didn't take very many pictures, but here are a few:

Christmas wall hanging made by Love from a panel.

Santa Clause wall hanging made by Love, also from a panel.

Patriotic quilt top made by Love.

Patriotic quilt top made by Love.
 In case you haven't caught on yet, Love is obsessed with Christmas and Patriotic quilts!  That is an understatement!  Hee Hee!  Sorry, Love, but it's true - I'm sure you will admit it.  I can't believe how many quilts and wall hangings she has made this year.  She is something else.  Thanks so much for having us in your home!  BTW, regarding the Christmas obsession, she leaves her gorgeous Christmas Village set up in a special cabinet all year and on top of the cabinet are crystal christmas trees and crystal reindeer.  She might have put a picture of them on her blog last year or the year before.

Jennifer is a busy Mom of two and has a full time career, so I am amazed at how much she gets accomplished as well.  On our sew-in day, she was working on a customer's project for her Etsy shop.  What a cute idea!
Hand Print Tree pillow by Jennifer - in process.
I worked on a border for a donation quilt that will be for a teen aged girl in children's hospital.  Here are a few pictures of what it looks like after finishing the top.

I used all different sizes of HSTs to make pinwheels.

The pinwheels are made of HSTs left over from other projects.

Very scrappy!
Thanks for visiting!  I have been thinking about those in the northeast who have endured 2 weeks with no power.  One blogger I follow just got power yesterday.  Let's hope things improve up there soon.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day! I especially "love" the patriotic quilts! : )

  2. What wonderful, very talented friends! So glad that you had a great day!! The little pinwheels quilt is so cute! Great idea for different sized hst!!! Thanks for the idea!

  3. So many pretty quilts. That must have been a really fun day.

  4. So wish I could join you! Everything is beautiful!


  5. What a fun day last Saturday was for me! Just to watch you and Jenn staying focused on what you were doing while I was causing one distraction after another was quite a treat! Both of you made lots of good progress! I love your lay-out for the pinwheels of various sizes; great idea! Jenn's idea with those little hands was great too!
    It's true; I do tend to go overboard at Christmas, but I do love it! You've just got to come back when I get everything in place!
    One more thing: Thanks for first things first as you came in my front door --- my hug from Liri! Wish she could have been here too! ---"Love"

  6. All the quilts are so pretty. The hand pillow is so clever. "Love's" projects beautiful. I really love the pinwheel quilt. The different size pinwheels makes it so fun and all the different fabrics.....perfect.
    Glad you got together for a fun day sewing,