Jenny Doan- that's who. Though I don't think I took even one good picture. I will still share the ones I did take. If you dont know who Jenny Doan is, she is the star of the You Tube Tutorial on many quilts. Two of her children own Missouri Star Quilt Company and she and her husband work for them, along with some of her other children.
I went with a few of my peeps: Sandy of Quilting For The Rest Of Us, Joanne, Kathy and their friend Mary. A totally enjoyable night!
Of course, the quilts that I thought were so dang cute are pictured below as well. I am totally convinced I will make this one.
And this one.
And probably this one.
I have already made this one and have been thinking about making another since it was so fun!
My friend Sandy from Quilting For The Rest Of Us gave me this fabric. She made some pillow cases for her daughter then handed the leftovers to our group. I gladly accepted them. I have been wanting the Ghastlies, actually but had not bought them yet. My goal was to post this on Halloween but I didn't quite make it. I gave them to the kids to use for their trick or treat bag. Lots of fun!
I went to retreat this past weekend. I love retreat. I love hanging out with the girls, being silly, having my meals made for me, people cleaning up my messy dishes, eating their good food, making projects, seeing other peoples projects, getting inspiration and ideas. Its a blast!
My leaves are coming along. Not sure what I am going to do with them all. I love the words. It will be a whimsical type quilt.
This was on my drive home. There a few more that I need to get pics of.
A beautiful sunset Saturday evening.
You can sit and watch the sunset on rockers, looking out over the lake!
These are the favors that were made by a wonderful woman in our group; cucumber melon soap, almond lotion bar, lavender bath salts and a bag of "spa" tea.
I had to try my friends jelly. I had it on a sun dried tomato bagel. I did not expect it to taste so good. Nor did I expect to be able to spread cream cheese with a stirrer.
Aren't these mason jars cute!
What is fall without mums. It looks like fireworks.
Autumn leaves are falling. Outside and in my sewing room. I love these leaves. I am note sure what I will do with them all. I have considered something similar to the ones below but I am not sure yet. I will keep you posted.
These leaves are pretty easy to make. Each square in the 9 patches is 3 inches. For the stems I start with a 3.5 square and slice it diagonally. Then for the HST's (half square triangles, I sew two 3.5's together, back ground and leaf color- sewn diagonally on either side of a center seam. Cut and square up to 3 inches. The stem size is 1 3/4 by 4.5 inches.