Monday, September 1, 2008

Time to Catch Up -Quilt Frenzy 08

I thought I should finally post about my heavenly weekend. At least before the next new work week begins. I have some pictures to share, and you know what they say about old news. can't let it get too old. Some of this has already been shared by my fellow worker bee, Deb, who also attended the Quilt Frenzy.
On Friday I packed my car and headed 2 hours down south. I met up with Holly and packed her car for the 2 hour ride further down to our destination.... The Hive, yes, there was a Quilt Frenzy at the Hive and I was invited! It only took 4 of us to rock the "Hive", our hostess's husband probably thought there were eight of us with the noise we made and the food we ate.
When we got there the first thing we did was unload, then stand in stunned awe of the 'hive' and our Queen Bee's stash, omg! Deb got better pictures, but mine was so bad that it looks like I tried to do that, I thought it looked pretty cool. Next thing you know we were throwing quilts around. Holly has a long arm and Deb and I both brought quilts for her to take home. The rail quilt is Debs, all brushed cotton, it's lovely. Mine is made of cw repro fabric, I will share when I get it back from Holly. She just told me this evening that it is done!!!
The tan and red quilt is Holly's, she certainly has fun with her long arm, isn't it beautiful? Funny thing, I have the blocks made for this quilt. I made them at retreat last year. Makes me want to get it out and work on it!
The Queen's husband treated us like royalty, he made us awesome grilled poppers and tri-tip, wonderful salads, an awesome cake, woooooo, yummy!! Deb made us french beef and breakfast, even the Queen herself made us breakfast. Talk about getting spoiled! Every morning I woke up to a doe with her twin fawns eating breakfast in the yard and fresh coffee. Now that is heaven! I don't have pictures of food or deer, I need to take lessons from the paparazzi princess! I never think to take pictures of the right things. I'm just sayin.... I'm a Bad Blogger!
The weekend was very productive, we were motivated to show our host and hostess PRODUCT!Even with all of the gabbing, laughing, singing oldies, and eating, I managed to show PRODUCT! I finished a PIF (2 down, one to go), put together the back for the CW quilt to give to Holly, showed the Queen how to make a fabric basket, learned how to make a project pouch, finished about 6 potato bags and embroidered 5 or 6 little squares for the retreat pincushions. No pictures, seems I'm always working on stuff I can't show.
Deb worked on her socks and Holly the speedqueen of quilting, made all of the blocks for her Halloween quilt.
Here is Holly with the Queen herself behind her. They are both no bloggers, but we're working on them!!!
The Queen flitted from one project to the other, she made the cutest red and yellow basket ( a tisket a tasket O MY!) and no I don't have a picture!
But I do have a picture of her other project. She cut out all of these cute things from her stash and glued them down to the wrong side of a piece of purple polka dot flannel. She will then raw edge sew it all in place and finish with a grid. It turns out to be a wonderful weight, just right for dragging around and should keep any child fascinated for hours.
As you can tell, it was a perfect weekend. I can proudly say I earned my first Bee and had a blast doing it.
Have a good week! xomar

21 comments:

Lorraine said...

what a great weekend! love the purple fabric with the "stuck on" bits....what a fab idea! days spent with friend's...quilting....good for the soul!!

PamKittyMorning said...

So have I met the Queen? She does look a bit familiar. Does she live close to Deb? All these clues. I love all the photos both her and on Deb's blog. Very fun.Love the secret stuff, I'm sewing secret stuff too!
xo

blueberrylane said...

Sounds like a fun weekend :)

The Quilt Buddy said...

Looks like you had a great Labor Day weekend! What a great hostess!And let's talk about her stash! OMG!

Have a good week at work!

Carol said...

Sounds like the BEST weekend!

Yvonne said...

I'm so glad you had such a great weekend!

Linda said...

What a wonderful way to spend the long weekend. I don't know that I could focus on my work with all that gorgeous stash in the background!!!!!

Jeanne-WA said...

What a wonderful weekend. I really miss you gals, I still smile from our retreat at Holly's over a year ago.

xoxox,
Jeanne

Peddlecar Quilts said...

Oh what a fun time you had! Wish I were closer! Great quilts, thanks for sharing!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Sounds like you had the best weekend ever! I really like that Rail Fence quilts - so simple and yet so very elegant.

Hugs - Gail

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Mar -- that studio is amazing. I would have been paralyzed with my tongue hanging out and wouldn't have accomplished anything! Looks like you had a great time!!!

Erin said...

wow sounds like everyone had a wonderful time, the quilts are gorgeous....

Deb Silva said...

Mar, I love how your pic of the fabric stash turned out. LOL It almost looks like you were swooning when you took it. And I'm so glad you got the pics of Holly's and my quilts. Being a new "camera jockey" that day - that was one of the pics that I messed up BEFORE I started doing the video shots instead of pics. Sheesh! The close up of the peebling Holly did on her quilt turned out really nice.

Can't wait to see what Holly did on your CW Repro quilt.

It was an awesome weekend. Hope we get to do it again real soon.

Cheryl said...

Wowie, wowie, wowie ....I don't know what else to say. What an amazing weekend you had!!

Nan said...

I don't know what to say, except lucky, lucky YOU! I am all ga-ga over that cool photo of the fabric wall! I think I'd still be standing there staring at that wall, and wouldn't have gotten a thing done. What a perfect weekend - thank you for sharing it with all of us envious girls!!

Darlene said...

What an incredibly delightful weekend. Bliss! :-)

Sylvia said...

OK Mar Mar...I went and did it. Such as it is anyway. It still need a lot of help though.

I am so happy for you. You deserve to have a lot of fun and more often too. Great pic's.

neen said...

Glad you gals had such a good time, Marlene. Those get-togethers are necessary for us quilters, eh? They let you find out who your true friends are... Good for adding to your "wonderful life" memories, also.

Lea said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend!
You and Deb's quilt is simply gorgeous with Holly's amazing machine quilting. What a beauty!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Maybe you should have invited ME and my camera. I'm just sayin.

Gizmo said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend!