Friday, April 11, 2014

Home Again

Got home awhile ago from a one week outing. Spent a couple days in a hotel room while hubby was in meetings, but I took my Featherweight with me and got this little scrappy quilt made while I was there - a good use of my time, don't you think? It hasn't been pressed or blocked so it will look better after I do that & get it quilted.

Then some of the kids and their families joined us for a few days and we did fun stuff like hike in this kind of country - we also played in some sand dunes and explored a lava cave.

This is the new rug I'm working on - I had to start a small portable project because my family rug was getting too big and bulky to transport to gatherings.

My family rug just needs a little more of the border finished and then I can tackle the center part again and hopefully get it all finished.

Here are some show & tell photos from my recent group meetings.

Tonya is making this rug for her grandson - a warrior wearing the Armor of God with a scripture around the border.

Kathy is a brand new hooker and this is her first project - she drew it herself - I think she's a natural!

Jean is her friend who is doing a great job on a hooked penny rug. These gals are a great addition to our group and I look forward to getting to know them better - they both live quite near me.

Nancy got her Maggie B rug finished - fun to see it done so vibrantly instead of the drab colors that Maggie uses. The design looks good every which way it gets hooked.

Janet shared a couple quilts she recently made. This small green one looks great with the spiral machine quilting that she did in each block.

Her & her sister both made quilts exactly like this one - very graphic and modern looking.

Jayna showed us a pretty bowl that she recently bought - - -

- - - she works for the school district and during Spring Break took a trip to Venice Beach CA with a couple friends. Her favorite part of the trip was touring the Mosaic Tile House where she bought her bowl. She shared a slide show with us of this house which was amazing. The artist was delightful and friendly. Guess the house has been featured on several HGTV programs, in books and magazines - it's very unique - you can tour it yourself if you click here

I got a couple rows done on the baby quilt for DD#2 - I'm having fun with it!

OK - I'm all caught up now!


Yvonne said...

Your family rug is going to be such a great memory. I love it. The baby quiltmis going to be so cute in the beautiful colors you use. Fun that you made a quilt on your trip.

Three Sheep Studio said...

I love your new rug you are working on. get a lot done Gayle. Very clever to work on a project while your husband was at meetings.
And, your family rug is amazing. Will you hang it on the wall when completed ?

Janet O. said...

Been wondering how you were doing.
I love that little quilt you made in the hotel room. Excellent use of your time!!
Great progress on your family rug, and I like the paisley pattern of your new project.
The Armor of God rug is a cool idea.
My goodness, that looks like an ambitious project for a beginner. She must be a natural!
What a delightful pattern for the baby quilt. Did you design it?

audrey said...

Good to have your project with you while your husband was at meetings--Bonus!

Julia said...

That little quilt is sweet and it looks like a labor of love.
Thanks for the rug and quilt show. Lots to look at and wow, what a different home with all the mosaics....
Have a great weekend.

Sue SA said...

Love your mini quilt, what a fun thing to do while away. Love the rug hooking show and tell, very nice work. Phew you have been busy!

Me and My Stitches said...

Glad you were able to go with your DH, get some quilting done, and have fun with your family - sounds like a great week. As always, I love all of the rugs - such a treat to see these! Your baby quilt is looking so good - love it!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That little scrappy quilt is gorgeous. Definitely good use of your time! I'm so impressed with your family rug ... it's going to be spectacular!

Karen said...

Motel rooms don't appeal to me much for sewing as the lighting is usually not great and not enough work area. But you did well using your featherweight.

Lori said...

I love your newest scrappy quilt. Did you piece it on the diagonal? It's great!
I always enjoy show and tell.

annie said...

great post!

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Gayle: Thank you for the comment you left today. What a great talented group of friends you have and I love, love, love your family rug...what a wonderful keepsake it will be! And loved the way you made use of your time in the hotel room making a quilt! When my DH had to take classes over a 3 day period I used to take the rental car and shop till I dropped at Antique shops and fun places! Not good use of my time, but I had fun and met a great bunch of shop owners. Thanks again, Joy

Marie said...

Great idea to pack your Featherweight - sounds like you got lots done.

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