Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday Sewing

Saturday starts with a few hours of sewing.  When stomaches start grumbling, we head to town for the Saturday lunch ritual - JoJo's soft pretzel (dipped in butter). 

We have two great spots for fabrics - Lolly's in the Old Davis Hotel and Yoder's (a variety store with a sizable fabric department).  The first order of shopping business was border fabric. 

We've all spent alot of time sifting thru the fat quarter boat.  The boat is downstairs in A Little Bit of Lolly's where all bolt yardage is $6 per yard.

Walking back we stop at Yoder's for more stash enhancement.  This year I added to my French General stash - a Christmas present from a dear friend - and a putty grey solid for the center of an Amish Ocean Waves I'm working on.

The last stop is the Antique Mall.  Everybody found a treasure to take home.  I picked up four matching red transferware lunch plates.

Back to the Farmstead for sewing.  When we walked into the sewing room, Pat had already added her antique mall purchase to the design wall just to see if we'd notice.  Well, yeah!

Pat had this string quilt out to do some quilting - I love this one!  She pulled this together from the leftover squaring-up sections from string blocks. 

Susan finished this 4 block applique just as the buzzer sounded for Sunday packing.  She was so jazzed to get this done - started about 2000!

Great weekend!!!


Connie said...

All of the quilt turn out pretty and sound like you all had a very good time!

Anonymous said...

Great post, love the pictures and what a great looking shop. I want to come and visit.


antique quilter said...

wow, I think I need a trip to Lolly's
what a great weekend you had. Love the antique blocks and the string quilt left over wonderful, love that green border.
OH the big 4 block quilt looks great reminds me of a Piece of Cake quilt that came out a few years back much smaller scale that Susan's .
very fun quilt my DD's would have loved this quilt

Barb said...

How fun!
I love the 4-patch and the 4-block!

Anonymous said...

The big applique quilt makes me smile! The string quilt is fun and the antique quilt blocks - what a great find! Sounds like a great time.

I was at Yoders and a store across the street (Lollys?) a number of years ago for a brief visit. Interesting place to visit - I wish I would have had a little more time.

Lori said...

Great retreat report! I love the blue vintage 4 patches and the string scrap quilt with the wonderful green border is too cute!
Holey Moley! How big will that quilt of Susan's be when she is done? It looks huge!!

Janet said...

What a great time you've had, Lolly's looks like a wonderful shop. Lots of fun quilts and the four block was great to see.

FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

that monster started out as a Piece O'Cake pattern..(see small blocks)... I purchased it on my birthday in 1999 to teach myself hand applique.... seems I can never follow a pattern exactly ....nor get anything finished in a timely manner..'s 96X96... it just looks bigger cause I'm short haha