Jackie and I both have a huge fondness for African Print fabrics...
She has a huge stash of them which she has not cut into. I didn't have a super large stash
of them, but I was savoring them, and also had not cut into them
until about 20 minutes before she came to my loft.
I hacked up everything I had to make a very simple, KING (of course) block quilt.
Then realized I ran out to finish the border...
I began piecing this zig zag border for the quilt, using every last bit I could, before we decided
it was time to go shopping... Since I live in the garment district,
this happens very easy, and very Quickly...
I was on a mission for more African prints,
and she was on a SILK mission...
We must have went into 15 stores and we definitely found what we were looking for....
Haggling here and there, winding our way through mounds of bolts of fabrics...
I think I can say, "Mission Accomplished" on my search,,, and after a bunch more shops,
I think Jackie has very heavy suitcase full of silks.... ;-)
We had a bit of nice sewing time. She pieced a project for herself..
A Judy Niemeyer pattern...
Aren't the colors lovely?
Saturday we had our NYC Metro MOD meeting. It was very dreary rainy day,
and everyone shuffled in wet and soggy, but it didn't take long for everyone
to warm up and settle in for some great show and tell.
This was Margaret's quilt made from clothing from her late husband. She hand quilted it,
and added the Pussy willows applique over it... STUNNING.
Look at the pieced scrap border... I'm in heaven!
I have to say, our MOD group has so much energy, and cohesiveness even though
we all do such very different things... You can see more pics at the BLOG site...
One thing we do, is we build a quilt every two months..(at ever meeting),
we a together as a group, we all bring the assigned blocks in and we arrange
it all as a group until we all say, "YES! That's it!" This picture shows our Feb
quilt in progress, but this was not yet the finished product.
I forgot to take that pic! Lot's of luck!
Then Saturday night we had a Girls night pot luck dinner... myself and 12 friends,
whooped it up til the wee hours of the morning... (wee to me anyway) midnight!
6 hours of extreme laughter and good food.
I highly recommend that if you don't see your friends very often...
Get them all together once or twice a year... This was my 3rd Annual dinner,
and I swear it makes you feel ten years younger to be so connected to other
women around you. (Or men, if your reading this blog too! ;-)
So to wrap it up, Jackie and I had a blast this weekend... I brought her back to the
train, and I wouldn't be surprised if she is totally exhausted. I am!
But I have 45 minutes before I need to be at a super bowl party...
GO STEELERS! (Sorry Packer fans! I'm and east coast girl now!)
Get home safe Jackie! I had a blast!
How do you find time to connect with friends besides blogs?