Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Love A Retreat!

We had a week-end quilting retreat up north at The Springs sponsored by The Quilted Cottage. Just the best way to spend a week-end with friends and fabric.

This is the 12 Days of Christmas quilt that Temecula Quilt Co. posted during December. The number of pieces in each block increases as the days go by. Isn't that a clever idea? I did add an inner border before the final border and used the same fabric for all four sides instead of two different fabrics.

This snowman was made by Judy. He's been on my 'to do' list for awhile so it was fun to watch her finish this. He still needs his embellishments.

Helen brought a stack of blocks as one of her projects and left with a beautiful top!

Connie has a start on the little houses that are sweeping the blogs. Notice Santa in the window? These blocks had everyone oohing and aahing over their cuteness.

Linda brought a stack of Grinch fabrics and made two wonderful Christmas tops with them.

This pile shows 20 big Mickey Mouse nine patches that will be cut into four pieces and become a Disappearing Nine Patch.

Both Jo and Judy made the January quilt from Kim Schaefer's Calendar Quilts patterns.

A dozen more little cheddar bow ties that will be added to the tin that is currently missing somewhere in my sewing room. Don't you hate when that happens.

Here is my ear buds pouch made from the tutorial at Dog Under My Desk. It was fun and easy to make.

Connie showed me how to make the lacy scarf from the Red Heart Sashey yarn. More about that and Pinterest in my next post.


Sue said...

Beautiful 12 Days of Christmas quilt! I'm seeing it everywhere in blogland and it's so nice to see all of them when they are posted.

Sounds and looks like you and your friends had a wonderful time up north at the retreat.

Diane said...

great quilting pictures-can tell it was a fun time! Your 12 days quilt is great-that was a terrific idea how they designed it!

*karendianne. said...

Yeah! I love the fun you're sharing. :)

Diane H said...

Lots of lovely inspiration here.
I'm gathering up fabrics to make the Temecula quilt - that's always the hardest part for me. Yours looks great.

Floss said...

I love going on retreat. The snowman quilt made me smile. I think I'm going to have to make the ear buds pouch. Thanks for sharing.

Greenmare said...

oh what fun!!! it's been so long since I went to a quilt camp! thanks for sharing the pictures, I love them all!!

Karen said...

Both of those snowmen are cute. The one has an especially long carrot nose!

Connie said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Janet said...

I love retreats, it's so motivating when you get to see everyones elses neat stuff. I love that snowman and the sampler quilt looks great.

Terry said...

What great projects! Both of those snowmen are so cute! And I love your 12 days quilt! :-)

Mary said...

Some cute things happened at that retreat! I bet it's fun to see what everyone is working on.

Quilter Kathy said...

So so fun! Loved every photo! Was great to see the Grinch quilt...inspired me to get going on mine!