Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Absent In The New Year

Well, my good intentions for being a more consistent blogger are off to a rough beginning in 2010. This was supposed to be the year of the 'new me', but the 2009 model keeps showing up.

Connie and I attended a five day quilting retreat January 7th - 11th. Our LQS organizes these retreats three times a year in addition to the 'sleep at home' retreats in between.There were about 50 gals who kept their machines humming every day. Connie worked on her Jo Morton stars quilt at a previous retreat. We bought kits for these at Lolly's in Shipshewana last year. Quilted Cottage also made up kits last year and several more tops will soon be done. Theresa and I joined Connie in the photo with our finished tops. Connie sewed on another Jo Morton quilt-Fairfax County, (you can never have too many) and made lots of progress.

Jeanne, Theresa and Connie holding our Jo Morton toile quilt tops
patriotic star blocks

Garage sale at the guild meeting tomorrow night and the results of the Paint Chip Challenge issued in September. I didn't take part in this one, but am anxious to see what everyone did.

9 comments:

Susan In Texas said...

Hi Jeanne,

I really like the star quilt you have going. Are those fussy cut stars or were they appliqued? Your retreats sound like lots of fun, but what on earth is a paint chip challenge?

Happy quilting,
Susan
http://susanintexas.blogspot.com

Karen said...

The quilt project that is in the works really caught my eye. Oh, I do like it.

Quilter Kathy said...

Sounds fabulous! Great quilts!

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous quilts. congrats to all the ladies!!1

Connie W said...

Aren't quilting retreats with friends just the best. These days I find it less easy to come up with things to blog about so I've been absent more than usual. Maybe we're going through a phase. :0

bingo~bonnie said...

ooogh look at those beautiful quilt tops! I so wish I could go on retreats like I read about in blog land... they sound so fun!

Question about that 2nd photo of the light and dark split 9 patch I think it's called... the center squares with the stars - is that a fabric that has been fussy cut fabric?? or were they appliqued onto the squares? either way, too cute!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

LC said...

Oh, this is a pretty quilt. I am glad to see you posting again too. Hope your new year goes well!

Disaster Diva Debbie said...

There is NOTHING wrong with the 2009 model you...

MARCIE said...

Great looking quilts Jeanne! Love that bottom one too. Very clever with the star in the center of the blocks.