I signed up for Sew On Norcal at the last minute and am so glad that my friend, Jen, talked me into it. Lots of fun sewing and chatting in a gorgeous setting. It was great to meet new people and be inspired by all the amazing projects happening around me.
The thing about going away for the weekend with other quilters is that there's nobody watching the baby. I can get up to all kinds of quilty hi-jinks, and the group is okay with it. Want to hit up the fabric shops in the area? Let me give you directions! Start another quilt even though you're in the beginning stages of the Marcelle Medallion? You should totally do that! Modify a border after realizing you've made a mistake because you're so distracted by all the quilty (and knitty) goodness happening around you? You have our blessings.
I have a small confession to make. I did not know about the wonder that is Modern Maples. I've been in a hibernation, of sorts, since the beginning of summer. A visiting MIL, the beginning of the school year and after-school activities, self-imposed exile from bees/swaps/sewalongs- all have contributed to my ignorance.
Then this happened. (I was there when Tamiko's and Amanda's gorgeous quilts were on the floor and being photographed- I even touched them!) Then Adrianne finished her Modern Maples quilt top. The topic of choice on the drive home was... Modern Maples. And then there was a rash of #sewonnorcal fabric pulls for Modern Maples on Instagram. Which led to this:
Sorry, my dear Marcelle. I know we're in the beginning stages of our relationship, but I'm going to hang out with Modern Maples today.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.