Back from A Retreat

Talk about fun!  There might have been more laughter than sewing! Thankfully, there was a lot of sewing on my part.  As usual, I brought more projects than I could possibly have worked on. Just in case I have a problem with a project, or if I should get bored with a project, or if I miraculously finish a project, I’ll have another to keep me busy. This was a “Featherweight Lovers” retreat, so we all brought our Featherweight machines. Although not a FW, Dee Dee’s Singer was an absolute beauty and I love her elegant setting with a table lamp!

0AA19A26-5EF1-4329-BE27-F189491F2DDA

I actually worked on three projects at once.  First, was my leader-ender with 2 1/2″ squares finishing as sixteen patches.  Second, for the “I Spy” I am doing, I did “square in a square” for the five inch cut picture squares. Simultaneously, I sewed parts of the project using the Egyptian fabric. Only one complete block to show, but quite a bit done on the others. Update: Corrected block. There were 3 pieces turned the wrong way – this is meant to be a star!

DE1D9B61-9040-471D-A6BC-A278B8694EF102a0d9ae-0461-4806-a400-1ad4e52b6630.jpeg

ALL the “I Spy” squares are now a square in a square. I set them all out and pinned – now I just need to sew together.  I did need a few more and I have such awesome quilting buddies – I now have all I need.  Thank you!!

c01594c0-3339-42f8-8802-bf758519ee78.jpeg

And finally, my sixteen patch leader ender.  I set out these blocks because that is just so much fun.  A few of my 1 1/2″ strips happened to get onto one of the blocks and EUREKA! I knew I had to use them for sashings.  I ran out of long enough strips, but did manage to get this much together. A little wild, but I love it.  After I’ve added the other sashed blocks, I’ll work out a border – maybe I’ll have another happy accident!

FCE74C2C-AEBF-4473-B1EA-329FC775D855

Lots of great sewing done by the other retreaters.  Here are just a few:  Pam’s scrappy and her batik (borders to be added) –

86772B0A-ED7A-4256-8310-F3875C1C767D

31B0065E-6C34-4BC9-A3C8-F7F7A741D4ED

Jennie’s charms and stars – I love those colors –

3AB9CEBE-6ED8-448D-BCFC-C3ECE84A1599

Janet’s Sunbonnet Sue. The setting is delightful.  And how about her tiny pieces from her ongoing leader-enders?

3AE55BA3-37A8-47D2-86B2-0F4856CC7B29e75b0ede-22ed-4e42-9d85-30cb224ffb3d.jpeg

Seatta loves to do the Bonnie Hunter quilts –

B461F73F-7F5A-4553-9120-FEFC70629DA6

There were so many more that did not, unfortunately, make it into my camera. Very inspirational group. AND, an intensely fun group!

A big Thank You to Debbie for planning this fun and memorable retreat!

Advertisements

5 responses »

  1. looks like you all had a fun time, would love to go if theres ever an opening. Your right side flying geese on your Egyptian looks turned unless your pattern is different from what I’m imagining. Love the fabrics! And the I-spy is delightful too 🙂 Looking forward to April!

    Reply
  2. Looks like a fun time. Love all the pics.

    Reply
  3. Looks like a grand time. I do find I make more mistakes when I am with my friends – too much hysteria – but well worth it.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: