Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quilt Retreat 2011

Out of the blue a quilt friend invited me to her guild's retreat. It was short notice, but I jumped on it. It's about time I got back to sewing on the projects gathering dust in my sewing room!

Reba and her Ocean Mammals shaded circle quilt

Mavis and two Lady of the Lake blocks.
We had to laugh at how many times it took to piece the dark and light hst's in the right order. What an exercise in patience! She finally got it though.

Kim's Sawtooth Stars in shot cotton from Great Britain
This fabric was essentially solid, but it was woven with black threads going one way and colored threads going the other. It gave the fabric something of a nap that caught the light, making each star look different. Very intriguing.

It was Debbie's birthday so we surprised her with spur of the moment, hand made gifts at dinner that night. It was fun to see what people came up with; fusible applique letters to make a banner, 'paper dolls' out of fabric, a pieced bookmark, a 'mug rug', a needle keeper. She was so touched.

What did I work on? Well whenever I can't seem to get jump started I sew a few of these nine patch blocks from the original fabric I reclaimed from a estate sale find. They're so easy and satisfying, it gets me back in the saddle somehow. I have 25 block so far, no plan, and a bit more original fabric.

The next day I gathered my courage and pieced the next Lone star. Two down, 18 more to go!

Lookin' pretty good. :) I also constructed a jacket from rayon batik. Pictures soon.

1 comment:

Fabricfaire said...

Waaaa, I can just "hear" how "too much fun" was had!!! I am glad that you had the "getaway"!