OR….. “Where are My Log Cabins? by Miss Sally”
JSS Retreat has begun! And I thought a quick tour of the design wall might just make your day. While you view these pics, we are playing the “Where are My Log Cabins” game with Sally. Poor dear. She went to bed too early and you know how mischievous these ladies are. They just can’t be trusted. See if you can find help her find her log cabin blocks.
This is Lani’s project. I overheard her saying this might be her first one quilt retreat. Lani usually completes 384 quilt tops at our 4 day retreat. It will be a new thing for her if she only works on one project the whole time. I’ll keep you posted on her dedication to this one.
This pretty project is Patti’s. She might just finish this one and move right on to the next thing tomorrow. Lani will be very jealous.
Have you found any of Sally’s log cabins yet?
This beautiful finished quilt top belongs to Dori and it’s her very first quilt ever! Dori is a newbie at this retreat and she’s excited to be here all the way from California.
I should mention here that the newbies have really gotten off easy at this retreat. Where is Lala when you need her? Oh, yeah. She moved away to far off California. But wait! Dori came from there, why didn’t Lala come? We miss you Lala. And we need you to whip these newbies into shape. You are not allowed to miss another JSS Retreat. Ever.
These fabulous appliquéd birds belong to Maggie. She is a newbie too. And this is her first quilt. We think she must have been a quilter in a previous life. No one does blocks like this for their first quilt. Well, unless they’ve been taught to appliqué by Susan.
Susan isn’t here either! What’s up with these gals? Susan is not allowed to miss another JSS retreat again either. Ever.
This wonderful quilt belongs to Betty. I think Betty has already finished 621 quilt tops at this retreat and is hand quilting them all as I write. She whips them up on the design wall and stitches them together so fast that I can’t keep up with the camera.
The small quilt to the right is Sally’s “It’s OK Sampler” and where her log cabin blocks will form a border around the beautiful center. If she can find them. Too bad she went to bed so early.
This really neat quilt is Karen’s. She liked it so much she’s making another one right on top of the first one. We’ve teased her about building a 3-D quilt. Karen whips out quilts for weddings one after the other. This time she decided to make two at once. And they are beautiful!
Pam is working on her Block of the Month Sampler from the shop where I work. She’s had too much advice about how to do the setting and is stumped with what to do next. But I bet whatever she decides will turn out great! Maybe she needs a log cabin block to round out the quilt?
Judy is working on this Amish-style flying geese quilt. Very nice, Judy!
And if that wasn’t enough, Judy has also completed this T-shirt quilt. Dear Hubby is now dreaming of Oshkosh. And gassing up the motorhome to head north. Wait, DH! The airshow isn’t until July! He gets extra excited about Oshkosh and is probably half way there after seeing this picture.
Another newbie, Barbara, made these cute blocks. Aren’t the shoes great? Barbara came along with our friend, Sarah, from San Antonio. The newbies this year are very talented!
And once again the newbies shine. These blocks (well, except for one) were made by Dede’s daughter, Kerry, who is also a newbie. Aren’t they cute?
You’ll notice that the majority of the things on the design walls were made by newbies. There’s just something wrong with that. The newbies are supposed to be entertaining us. And waiting on us. And catering to our every whim. There is something very wrong with newbies who are actually sewing. And getting quilts done. Lala better get here quick.
I think my Secret Sister planned to get my name. How fitting is this cute little gift I got today?
They know me too well. If I’d only sew as much as I squawk. I could catch up to Lani or Betty. Or the newbies. Sigh.
Maybe I’ll actually get something done tomorrow.