Monday, June 15, 2015

Quilt Retreat--Two Down...One to Go

It doesn't get much better for me than to be able to go to quilt/art retreats with friends. As I age, I find that I appreciate my friends more and more each day. This June, I had the opportunity to attend THREE quilt retreats; I jumped on it! I just got back from my second retreat and wanted to share what everyone worked on. I think the "Show & Tell" is such a fun part of retreats. I sure wasn't disappointed in the variety/number of items made during this retreat and hope you enjoy seeing them.

I worked on a hexagon quilt top that didn't get finished. (I DID get further along than this by the end of the retreat.) This is the top as I was putting it up on the design wall.

Keep in mind that I didn't get pictures of EVERYTHING. People worked on making binding, worked on making blocks of all kinds, and cut out new projects.

Anna worked on several things. This sweet, little owl/frog quilt,

this log cabin signature quilt (signatures are in the squares of the border),

and some fabric postcards.

Debbie worked on several quilt tops--a throw to go with her new living room furniture

and some quilts for little ones.

Mary Lou got lots done--a snowball top,

a table runner,
a table topper, and
this jellyroll quilt. Mary Lou has experimented with adding several shapes to her jellyroll quilts. Here, she added triangles. She randomly pieced the triangles into the jellyroll strips. It is always interesting to see where those triangles end up.
Jane made these adorable pincushions. She gave one to each of us at the retreat. Thanks Jane!

She also finished this quilt top and made several charity quilts I didn't get pictures of.

Ann finished several projects--two purses,

an apron,
a 30's print jellyroll quilt,

and a special quilt for her hubby.

Nancy worked on LOTS of string-pieced scrap quilt blocks. Can you imagine...these words came out of her mouth, "I might run out of scraps at some point!" Hmmmm...I don't think that will happen; they multiply in their containers when we aren't looking you know!

As you can see, we had a great time and were very productive.




Lisa Greenbow said...

I can see why you like to go to these retreats. So much inspiration with the diversity of quilt projects. I am learning the names of some of the patterns by seeing them on your blog.

Robbie said...

You are right...the show and tell is the best!!! I can't decide which photo I like best! They are all so cool!!!

desertskyquilts said...

What fun! I could *almost* feel like I was there with you! Thanks for sharing these amazing projects. I look forward to seeing the hexagon quilt top finished. Next retreat, maybe?

Dana Kroeger said...

I always enjoy seeing who went and what they made. Everyone has really come along with their talents from when I enjoyed time with them. So proud of all their abilities. Everything was beautiful.