My daughter & I recently took a trip together.
It was so much fun!
We wanted to make it a history/quilting/sewing/fun trip.
We planned to visit historical places during the day and in the evenings
we’d quilt or sew. (We had to go up & down on steep mountain roads,
so we decided we’d rather not do that while it was dark!)
Can you tell we grew up in the city?!
We were able to stay in a friend’s cabin up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.
Close to the cabin was a beautiful waterfall. It wasn’t easy taking a “selfie”, but here we are. :)
The third day we were there, it snowed!!
We were in a cozy cabin, with a nice fireplace, so we were happy, quilting…
It was kind of like going on our own Quilting Retreat! :)
It wasn’t a lot of snow, but it was beautiful!!
The mountains in the distance and the woods all around us were
covered in a nice blanket of snow.
We were inside, cooking, quilting…
I felt a little like the frontier women of the 1800′s…
quilting, tending the fire, roasting a nice chicken in the oven. :)
Thankfully, I didn’t have to kill the chicken myself.
Some of the modern conveniences I am totally ok with.
This is the quilt top my daughter was able to put together.
She didn’t get to finish it (she still has to add the borders and quilt it).
But she did get a lot of it done and I think it looks so pretty!
I love the fabrics and colors in this.
These are the two mini charm packs I took with me.
I wanted to make something small, like a table runner.
These little packs were $3.75 each, there’s 42 squares, 1 1/2 in. each.
I got them from Missouri Star Quilt Co. They have great prices.
They also have a great daily deal program.
I used the 1 1/2 in squares in strips of four across and then in the border,
I made half triangles for the border using a tutorial.
It made it go so much faster, and much more fun.
I didn’t have a pattern to follow, but I just used what I had on hand.
I like how it turned out and can’t wait to finish it.
We had a lot of fun on our trip
and I’ll be posting more of our “adventures” in the next posts.
Have a blessed weekend,