What a great time I had last week with my quilting friends! We didn't get together this time to quilt, just to sit and catch up with each other. They all came to my place on the coast of Maine and soaked up the sunshine. I had two of my friends pose as models for my "Lovie Lap Quilts".
At the breakfast table Nancy told us about a new easy stack and whack quilt block. She was showing us what to do using napkins as we were lacking fabric.
You use a fairly busy fabric and layer four layers exactly the same on top of each other. Then you cut squares. I used a 3" square. Take that pile of four 3" squares and arrange it they way you would like. Each block comes out totally different. I had to give it a try. I loved the results.
After breakfast we drove over to Land's End on Bailey Island. It's a cute gift shop with a beautiful view. The artist in me just had to take pictures.
Summer doesn't get much better than this, good friends, beautiful place and a little quilting! Hope you are all enjoying your summers!
In between sewing I've been going for walks to get my exercise. My aunt had told us where to find the Lady Slippers along our road. My sisters and I couldn't believe how many are actually there if you look hard enough. They only come out in June here in Maine and are found in the woods. I've noticed they like the low bush blueberries. Below are just a few photos I took.
We also had the chance to put my sister's boat in the water. Boating has to be my most favorite thing to do in the summer! There can be a little anxiety putting the boat in the water but this year it slid right off the trailer. Way to go Norm!
Just look at that smile on my sister's face. I think boating is one of her favorite things to do in the summer as well.
We even met a neighbor putting his boat in so we followed him back home.
Look how pretty she looks sitting out on her mooring!
But don't worry, I did find time this week for quilting
As I have mentioned before, I am enjoying the free motion quilting classes I am taking on Craftsy.com. I love learning new free motion quilting designs and am always amazed at how many designs there are. So today I challenged myself to come up with a new design. I made a nine patch baby quilt with a square in between each block. Here is the design I came up with for the square:
I hope you are all enjoying your summer and taking time for fun!
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job twelve years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.