Sunday, April 13, 2008

Home Again & Stash Report

What a wonderful time in Shipshewana! There were over 80 quilters from around the United States, Canada, Norway and Belgium who gathered at the Farmstead Inn. We laughed until it hurt. I got to meet Hanne in person and see her amazing Nearly Insane quilt up close. I have pictures to post, but it will take awhile to sort through them. The 150 four patches for Bonnie Hunter's Orange Crush Mystery were completed. I almost finished a screen tote bag and I started on my Broken Star wallhanging. More soon.

My stash has increased. Who can resist with Lollys and Yoders in town?

four patch blocks<br />
screen tote bag
broken star log cabin blocks

19 comments:

Sue R said...

Love your log cabin blocks for the Broken Star!

JudyL said...

Your Broken Star is going to be beautiful. How nice to get to meet Hanne and see that beautiful Nearly Insane quilt that almost has me wanting to do one!

Karen said...

I'm so envious of your being in Shipshewana, staying at the inn, and going to Lolly's and Yoder's!

mamaspark said...

I love your bag!! I *need* that pattern!! I got one from a friend and the pattern is very confusing. Looks like you had fun in Shipshewana!

Ruthie said...

Those log cabin blocks for your Broken Star are beautiful.

Pam said...

I can imagine what an amazing experience it would be to go to Shipshewana - and meeting Hanne and seeing her nearly insane quilt. I'm glad to hear it got finished in time.

I am hoping to get home and start my 4 patch blocks for OC very soon :))

Jan said...

I will have to live vicariously through you on your trip to Shipshey--I used to love to go there when we lived in Goshen!!! Glad you had a great time! Love the bag!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

wow such fun!

julieQ said...

Wonderful OC blocks! And your log cabins turned out great!

Greenmare said...

wow fabulous! you did great!!

Libby said...

That Broken Star log cabin is going to be terrific!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh that sounds like it was so much fun! Can't wait to see pictures. Love those Broken Star blocks!

cdnj said...

How wonderful to get to go to Shipshewana. I have a red and white quilt in my future and seeing just the pictures of Hanne's nearly insane really tempts me. I can't imagine what it was like to see it in real life.

The pink fabric I'm using for my Dear Jane was actually a Fabricland find. On sale no less! Though it first caught my eye because it looks so much like a hand dye.

Karen said...

Must have been a great place for a retreat. I have never been there but would love to see it some time.

Anne Ida said...

Happy to hear you had a great time! And how good you and Hanne found eachother :o) Way to go on the stashbusting - your broken star log cabin will look wonderful!!!

Nadine said...

WOW, Genie, you sure had a GREAT time, and I'm so happy for you ! I knew you would spend lovely moments with Hanne, she's such a sweet person, and so much talented.

You bag is great, and your broken star is going to be awesome!

Can't wait seeing your other photos :>)

Hugs & smiles toyou, dear

NADINE

Pam said...

I love these mesh bags! how about a tutorial???

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Guðrún said...

The broken star is going to be wonderful.

Hanne said...

Hello Jeanne :-)
So nice to meet you in Shipshewana !
The Broken Star quilt pattern (+ kit) - I have it here next to me :-))
I have not started it yet though.....