Monday, February 11, 2019

My February 2019 Retreat Projects

It always seems to take twice as long to work on a project than I estimate when packing my retreat stash. I started my retreat by joining blocks to make a twin quilt. I had enough blocks to make two twins but only got one done. I still need to come up with a border to finish this top.

I made great progress on the Bigfoot pattern from Elizabeth Hartman called, "Legend." 
The colors are a little off in this photo. There are 14 tree blocks in total and I did get all of them done. I need to track down more background fabric to work in the quote, "All who wander are not lost." 

And I finished up my retreat by getting this mini quilt top done. These are ornament redwork blocks from the Australian designer, Lynette Anderson. The series is titled, "Sweet Christmas." She did offer a free pattern to set the blocks as a quilt but I made up a different design. I'm trying to talk myself into hand quilting this one. I have done a bit of hand quilting but it has been several years. It is 28-inches square so not too daunting

I took two other projects that didn't get touched but at least I didn't run out of options.

There is just something extra special about sewing in a room full of other quilters for several days. I will miss the next retreat in May and will have to wait until October for the opportunity to attend again.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

28 inches for hand quilting isn't so much you can do that and I bet around that embroidery it will look so nice. Sounds like you have been pretty busy.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What great projects! I love the redwork.

Sally said...

It appears you had a wonderful retreat, as usual. I sure do miss the retreats I used to take. You are entirely right when you say there's something about sewing in a room full of quilters for several days...and the inspiration one gets jst watching others work on their own projects is amazing.

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