October 28, 2021

All The Weekend Fun!

All The Weekend Fun!
All The Weekend Fun!
Irene’s Sewciologists are STILL having a great time at Quiltville Inn!
Saturday was a continuation workshop day for our Straits of Mackinac quilts from my book String Frenzy.
Just how many ways are there to make half-square triangles?  We discussed MOST of them, and I am sure there are more – everyone having their favorite method.
And you are welcome to use any method you wish, as long as you keep in mind the unfinished and finished sizes so they fit with the other units we’ve already made.
How many half-square triangle units do they need to finish the quilt?
Only 500+!
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Making a good go of it!

All The Weekend Fun!
Oh these are looking grand!
Saturday was also our “night out”  and we filled 3 vehicles and headed over to West Jefferson for dinner at the Hotel Tavern.
Unbeknownst to us, there was also a live band playing and let’s just say that there was much partying and dancing and singing going on.
It felt so good to cut loose!
Earlier in the day I had gone home after lunch to let Zoey out – The Hubster was still in Wallburg and with workshop time going on, I just didn’t want her holed up in the QPO with Lola for longer than necessary. LOL!
On my way – I tried to get some quilt photography – which got rained out.  Click to Play:

Driving down a gravel covered dirt road –
Autumn is still looking glorious around here!
I also had a lovely drive out of the mountains and down to Wallburg yesterday where I met up with Hubster & Son Jeff who were loading up “BIG THINGS” While I packed dishes and kitchenware and all other means of things that could fit into the van for bringing back up to Virginia:
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Is there more?

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Yes!  And more?
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Oh My word!

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And what is in the tubs, Bonnie?
Shirt stash.  Seriously.
At one time I had thought of cutting up shirts with the accuquilt and selling them jelly roll style by the pound.
Who has time for that?  SO much work.  What was I thinking?
In the meantime – there better be many more recycled shirt quilts in my future or these shirts are going to be just delivered and donated right back to Goodwill, with the tags still on them.  LOL!

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Also on the trailer –
The cedar chest that the Hubster made in high school woodshop.  He has plans to use that for something.  
And the power washer that was put to hard use over the past couple of weeks to get everything ready.
My IKEA cutting table (back side showing) that is going to house my Accuquilt studio here at the cabin.  It’s a discontinued kitchen island model, but I know they have others out there.
There is a bunch of other stuff too – but I’m happy to say that other than the stuff we put in the garage for donating to thrift shops, and the Christmas stuff that Jeff wants and will pick up next visit – we are basically done.
The only thing left is some furniture that is staging the house.  The couch and chair, a table and chairs in the dining area along with a china cabinet, and Master bed, end tables, and chair.
That’s it.  We are out. Whew!

All The Weekend Fun!
About 5:30 pm last night as we turned on to Grassy Creek Road.

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And up the long drive.
Nothing really got unloaded last night – we were too tired.  We covered the trailer with a huge tarp and crashed.
The Chaos will begin again today when some of this stuff goes to the inn, some to my friend Martha, some to the QPO – and I’m sure I’ll start another donate pile or two while I shuffle things around deciding what to really keep, and what to give.
My Mom & Stepdad received their quilts for their 45th anniversary, so I can share them here with you as well:

With winter right around the corner, I figured they could each use a snuggle size for when they are in their recliners watching TV in the evening.
The pattern for Boxy Stars is from the free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.
Remember – if it is a really old pattern, it opens to an .html page that is NOT mobile friendly, so please view and print from a real computer if you get something that looks like a 5th grade page.
Today our workshop concludes – we are putting blocks together and working on sashings and wherever we need to spend the time!
The rain has stopped – and we will top off Irene’s Sewciologists retreat with a good old autumn fire pit!
All The Weekend Fun!

Quiltville Quote of the Day –
Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. 

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. 

Happy Indigenous People’s Day!⁣
All The Weekend Fun!