Monday, February 27, 2012

Destination: Newport

was where I headed last Saturday for the day to sew with friends at a Newport condo.
This is what I was working on, not the houses, but the stacks you see in the above foreground - my sister Kathy's quilt.  LOTS of paper piecing and ironing, which gave me LOTS of carpal tunnel pain that night and the next day.  I should have known six hours of the same movements would bring trouble!  
This is what Michele was working on for her hubby who loves turtles, and they've been to Hawaii three times so she was bringing that aspect into this quilt:

Here's Ruth with her gorgeous fabrics.  She's making a Blooming Nine Patch:

I would love to see this quilt in its full glory someday.  
Next is Lori, who was so sweet to invite me.  She is working on a UFO, unfinished for quite a while because she decided that she just doesn't like these fabrics.  You know how you buy some fabrics you love in the store, and then that love takes flight and, ugh, what was I thinking!  Well, I think the fabrics are great and work well together.  They remind me of Morocco or Egypt, a place I so far only dream about. 

And here's Betty's wonderful quilt, I think for her granddaughter, but I might be mistaken.  It's absolutely gorgeous, and look at all that embroidery in every block:

  She didn't want to be in the pictures, so you can't get a look at the talented lady!  
Here's the view we had from the glass doors, America's Cup Avenue in the forefront:

I hope you enjoyed my Destination:  Newport.  I sure did!  Later this week I will show my results of all that piecing and ironing!
Have a great day - may you bless and be blessed!
~ Jodi ~


  1. what talented friends you have my dear...thanks!!

  2. Wow, all that creativity with friends. and a view to go with it! It all adds up to wonderful. I'm sorry for your pain in your hands, I get that alot. too. I like the glimpse at the tiny houses ~

  3. Do like the photos of the embroidered quilt getting closer, closer, closer, so we could see the quilting too. Beautiful. So sorry about your sister in law...


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