Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shop Girl's Retreat

Twice a year, Jan & Diane run away to the Cabin in Idaho for a sewing fest & relaxation.

This year our husbands came up with us for the first 3 days. We visited Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, pretty cool even in the late summer.

As soon as the men leave. . .WAHOO ! Break out the fabric! It’s time to sew!

Our goal was to complete 2, yes 2, king size quilts from the Halloween 1904 pattern.

Our plan of attack: Jan machine appliqu├ęd – 102 stars – 6 pumpkins -12 leaves & vines -2 moons.

Meanwhile, Diane is piecing 768 black/cream half square triangles. (You did read that right, 768 and not using triangles on a roll).

16 Jane Austin movies and 5 days later (with a couple 16 plus hour days of straight sewing, a bit abusive but we figure that if we ever get confined to a work house sewing all day, we at least know we can do it) there they are, 2 of the most gorgeous Halloween quilts.

Now to save our pennies for the machine quilting.

Stop into the shop to see it and pick up your pattern. We also have a great selection of fabric’s that could be used. Or try adding some yummy wool. You could make it with only four blocks if you’re not up to the challenge of a 102 x 102 size quilt.
Hmmm what to sew next year? Happy quilting and may your bobbin never run out.


  1. This is on my list of quilts to do!!! I am going birthday shopping at my favorite shops on Saturday, so see you then!!!

  2. Very ambious and wonderful job! I need a retreat and my sprained right thumb to heal more quickly... keep crafting.

  3. Where may I purchase the pattern for this halloween quilt? Thank you

  4. wow, that is impressive, I am working on a Halloween quilt that I designed myself using this as my inspiration! I just got a new brother sewing machine for christmas, my first, and am planning on quilting with that!