Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sewcation part 2

Catching up on my blog posts going back to June.

After I spent a few days in Boone at the NCRA leadership Conference I traveled on to Gatlinburg to stay in my parents Blue Green vacation club. 

 It was a lovely place.

The drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains was beautiful.
The place was a lovely condo with wildlife every where. 

 Though I never did see that bear. 
 There was plenty of room for me to set up my sewing area.  And even an empty chest to store my fabric.
 I used the included ironing board and iron. 

My goal was to make the Kauffman Solids challenge quilt. 

I had a triptic board covered in felt to use as a design wall.

As you can see I had fun and accomplished my goal. 

I also worked on the cancer quilt.  I need to finish sewing on the borders and then quilt it.

There was a great Fabric Store on the Artists 8 mile loop. 
 It was a moda fabric lovers dream. 

The store was in a small pedestrian mall. 

 She had a long arm studio in another storefront across the way. 

Her husband helps her out. 

When I was there he was cutting fat quarters. 

She had lots of repros-40s and Civil War prints. 

I really loved this quilt pattern. 

She also had a lot of batiks. 

This is the quilt she designed for the recent shop hop that unfortunately had already happened the weekend before.
It was a wonderfulfour days in Gatlingburg.  Its a little commercial though more quaint then Pigeon Forge.  It was just nice to get away from life and be ablt to sew without distraction.

Keep dreaming...Colleen


beecee(sundaybee) said...

Your retreat sounds idyllic. How lovely your quilts are - the cancer quilt is a stunner. I look forward to seeing more photos

Lana said...

What a beautiful place...of course you KNOW i loved the photos of the bunnies!!! Your work is so perfect every time and isn't it fun to visit new quilt shops? I just did yesterday in OK while visiting my daughter in OKC. I hope you were able to rest and catch up and enjoy your time.