10.09.2010

An all night quilting adventure!

 Last night at 10:00pm the fun all began!
I participated in an all night mystery quilt class.
We were given the supply and cutting list and told to show up at 10:00pm!
I showed up with all of my supplies along with some candy and a couple of diet Rockstars, I knew those would be necessary to keep me awake all night.
 Amy shared a table with me and Kathleen came to help me press and cut. A life saver for sure!
Cat Beckstead was the teacher and she had so many fun things to do during the night. We played Quilting Bingo, everyone had a whistle that we blew when we ran out of bobbin thread or when we completed a step. It was so much fun!
I did end up completing the center of my quilt top. Borders are up to me so the creative juices are flowing.
I used some of Sweetwaters new Sunkissed fabric and I love it.
I finished the quilt top around 4am, 6 hours total. I'm a little tired today but it was totally worth it!

Have you ever participated in an all night sewing class?

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25 comments:

  1. Not a class, but I host a sew-in at the shop one weekend every other month. We all get together Friday afternoon and sew all through the night, usually 'til around 3 or 4 in the morning. Start up again at 9-10 Saturday, then all through the day and night, and a half day Sunday. We have SO much fun and everyone gets so much done! Unfortunately for me, that means my longarm list just grows and grows! :P

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  2. not with a group. I do sew into the late hours many nights though.
    I like your project and fabrics too. How fun to quilt with Amy and your mom.

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  3. Oh yes! It was worth it! I wish that I could have joined you!

    XOXO,
    Stefanie

    BTW-I heart that fabric :0)

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  4. I've done two group overnighters. I love them! You get a lot done and you have fun chatting with others. Plus you feel like you are "living on the edge". Imagine, staying up all night!

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  5. Love that quilt top and LOVE the idea of a mystery quilting event... and the all-nighter sounds like a hoot! I wonder how many not-quite-stitches there were after the 2am hour?!?! :-)

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  6. Wow, that sounds like fun! I wish there were something nice like that around here...or even better, that I'd have someone to go with!

    I LOVE your top. Beautiful!

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  7. Sounds like fun....but I'd be tired too! I think I need a nap, just thinking about it.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  8. I've never even heard of an all-night sewing class. :) I've heard of pajama parties that started about 6 but were over by midnight. Sounds fun to me. :) blessings, marlene

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  9. I haven't participated in an all night sewing but it sounds awesome!

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  10. Sounds like a lot of fun! Cute quilt. :)

    ~Teresa

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  11. Great pattern and I love that fabric! I do one weekend long retreat during the year but since we have 3 days we usually bag it about midnight!

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  12. That sounds like so much fun! I've never done something like that, but would love to if I found one near me. Looking forward to seeing how you finish this quilt...it's lovely!

    MGM

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  13. OMG! Never heard of doing such a thing as a group. Sounds like a lot of fun :)

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  14. That would be fun... I'm usually up until 2am the way it is!

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  15. that sounds like a blast! What a fun combo: staying up late w/ friends sewing & it's a mystery project! :)

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  16. Never done that but I'd love too! Not sure what my blocks would look like at about 3 a.m. though!!

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  17. I would have been asleep at the table, covered in my unfinished quilt, lol. You did a beautiful piece.

    Debbie

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  18. I'm in a women's sorority group that hosts a craft retreat each February. I think this would be a fun addition to our weekend! Maybe a table runner or something simple. Did the host actually teach or just help you through the steps?

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  19. That's a great quilt top you ended up with. Great colours. Sounds like a fun night. There is no way I would have made it to 4am, awake that is.

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  20. Ok, a first..never heard of anything like this Natalia...but gosh if I was closer..I would have been sitting right beside you..lol..
    and your wee topper..it is a beaut...
    10 pm till what time????
    I may have to do something like this ...who ran it, how did you find out ...Can I connect with the ladies who did this? No seriously...I want to do this....blessings msamm

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  21. P.s...how many ladies showed up???
    details my dear...lol. NO really this is sew exciting...you are such a hoot...

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  22. Did anyone really fall asleep?! Just curious. That top looks beautiful--I know you are so proud of it even though a little sleepy--make sure you are rested for Talkin' Tuesday!!!

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  23. I've never heard of an all-night quilting class before... but it sure sounds cool!

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  24. SOunds like so much fun. I am already so excited for the Sewing Summit. I want to just sit and SEW. Love your top!

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  25. Our guild hosts a twilight night.. we have a potluck and sew til midnight.. it's great. Can you share the block in your quilt I like it and have seen it on another blog....

    thank you

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