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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quilt Retreat

I went to my first quilt retreat last weekend.  I had so much fun!  To see what I did you can see yesterday's post here.  Mary Lou brought this awesome string quilt to share, isn't it gorgeous?  Here is another quilt she made, I think it was called a half log cabin block.  All of her quilts are scrappy.

I love the jalapeno fabric on the back!
She made string diamonds this weekend also.  She made more, but these are the ones already sewn together.

Did I mention this was a people powered sewing machine quilt retreat?  Everybody used either treadles or hand cranks!

This is Dorthy's memory string quilt she basted this weekend also.

Don't you love this Vesta all the way from England?
Valerie, my new English friend made this adorable paper pieced Sunbonnet Sue phone case this weekend.
Don't you love this this bunny fabric?  Margaret worked on a quilt, the yellow brick road, using only bunny fabrics she has been collecting for 20-30 years!

This is her Davis Vertical Feed, there are no feed dogs, the foot works kind of like a walking foot.  She says it sews like a dream!

That is a lot of bunny fabric!

Here is her rail fence quilt she also basted this weekend.
I love Allison's Straight legged treadle.

She finished the top of her Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, Easy street.  Don't you love the colors?

We had three of these quilts!  I love the piano key border and the scrappy pastels!  Sue is making one  above, it has a black background with bright colors and looks totally different even though it is the same pattern!
Here is another one of the same pattern, laid out and being pieced together, she used a bright orange for her background.  All three are the same pattern and scrappy, but look totally different!  Gorgeous!
Look at these giant bow tie blocks!

Mine is tiny compared to them, I can't wait to see the finished quilt!
Never wear white when sewing a denim rag quilt!  I was covered with dark threads, I hope you can see them in this picture!

I had so much fun!  I can't wait until the next retreat!  I hope I didn't miss anybody!  There so many talented ladies there!


Little Penpen said...

Wow, so many pretties! I do love the colors in the Bonnie Hunter quilt and just loved seeing all the diff. projects and machines!!

LV said...

What fun it would have been to attend this function. I love anything to do with quilts. I do not make them, but buy and enjoy.

Katherines Corner said...

Wow! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I do love the bunny fabric, and a great idea to keep the theme going through all the fabric. Hope you are having fun!

Missy Shay said...

Am I a no-reply blogger?

Missy Shay said...

Did it work?

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