Tuesday, May 21, 2013

OZ-solutely a great time!

My friend, Kathy Guenther and I were retreating 
from everything 'cept our sewing machines, 
in the Ohio Land of OZ...Amish Country.  

Friday night I sewed the rows to make the top for 
a fun toddler quilt.  Pattern is "Perfect 10" by Swirly Girls.

Then I layed out the WONKY CROSSES for 
my Zen Chic "COMMA" quilt.
I found this block tutorial at SewMamaSew

I had to let this one simmer a while before I sewed it together.  
I have more fabric at home to make it a big bigger. 

While COMMA was simmering...
I worked on a  "stash buster"  baby quilt. 
The pattern is  "Flip Side" and it was a quick and easy
with fast chain piecing!   

Sunday, I was charmed, working on a PLUS quilt.
This process took much more time than I anticipated.
AND LOTS OF SEWING SEAMS! (tutorial on In Color Order)
Most of the rows are sewn, but I burned out on it and pinned 
the bottom rows to the design flannel...to be finished at home. 
It is now laying on the pool table til I take decide to finish it
or a pool tournament begins.  

 Next project... WONKY SANTA log cabin blocks.  
I fussy cut the Santa's and added wonky strips at random.
THEN Jenny Janome began growling and snarling.  
She's never sewed so much in her little life!
We were both worn out...time to pack it up!!!

And I have to show you my quilting partner's work. 
Here are the two "STUNNING" tops Kathy made...
This thoroughly MODERN MILLIE is something else.  
A perfectionist at heart but so inspiring.  
I think her quilt tops were the most photographed of the weekend!
And rightfully sew!

How bout a DS "Point Me" pattern, queen size top,
in Flea Market Fancy fabrics.  

 "Up a Notch" pattern by Faith Jones, can be found at Fresh Lemons.  Just click here

And finally some shopping on the way home.  A few fun things for my stash.  I have a low volume quilt running thru my mind!  

Thanks for "Following my Yellow Brick Road" to see 
 my "OZ-LAND" Kwilty Pleasures.

I need to pop the DVD in and watch the movie again.
Who is your favorite character and why?


  1. I love the wonky santa log cabin blocks. Bu tall of those are grea tlooking projects

  2. So many pretty projects in this post! I love red, yellow and grey together - that is really an eye catching quilt.

  3. Such great quilts! I love those wonky crosses and I'm excited to see what you will do with the low volume prints!

  4. Nice projects. Wonky Santa is my fave. Can't wait to see how you set the blocks.

  5. Wow!! so many projects going and all so beautiful. My favorite is the Wonky Cross quilt!

  6. Oh wow, what an inspirational post of gorgeous pics. That sounds like a perfect fabulous retreat!

  7. Wow I can't believe how many projects and quilts you worked on, I would probably spend all my time talking. Love the santa blocks! Thanks for sharing.
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  8. wow, you got so much done on your retreat! each one of your projects are fabulous, I don't think I could pick a favorite :)

  9. The tops all look great! I especially love the fabric on the baby quilt. Thanks for linking up to Tutorial Tuesday Linky Party :)

  10. WOW! You have been busy! I really like them all but the Perfect 10 is very cute :)


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