I’m finishing up a few Cuppa wool Sue Spargo wallhangings for members of the Block of the Month group I am part of. If you are not familiar with Sue Spargo, check out her website. A lot of time and work goes into making these wallhangings. There are layers of wool stitched down then embellished with fancy embroidery stitches with wool thread to create the whimsical look. Check out Sue’s website, she has some great close up photo’s where you can see more of the detail.
This is Dana’s Cuppa Wooly. She did a beautiful job stitching this. It’s primarily Wool and a few cotton pieces mixed in. The batting is wool and the backing is cotton.
The back of the quilt.
Martha’s Virginia Tech Quilt. Digital design, Fluid Meander, Brown thread & Hobbs 80/20 batting. The Camo print backing is a fleece. This will be a really warm quilt.
Jean P made a Tula Pink quilt and wanted Circles Allover Design on it with variegated thread & Wool batting. Her backing fabric looks like order forms. Who doesn’t love a little Tula Pink!!
This is Ellen’s floral quilt. She showcased the flower fabric beautifully choosing a Villa Rosa Designs Pattern called Heirloom.
The quilting design is Jasmine B2B, thread is teal, and the batting is Hobbs 80/20 in white. The backing fabric matches all the colors in the front of her quilt. Nice!
Check out this cute quilt made with a variety of animal print fabrics and pieced stars.
The quilting is African Safari B2B, Burnt Orange thread & Hobbs 80/20 batting. Amy even put some extra blocks in the back of the quilt!
I spent Monday thru Thursday at the Lake Huron Retreat Center https://umcamping.org/camps/lake-huron/
I have slowly been working on a mystery quilt called Peace, Love & Quilt (PLQ). This was a free online mystery by Sharon Blackmore of https://www.loveshackquilts.ca.
Since I spend a lot of time quilting for others, I often set my projects aside. Well, I took this along to finish up putting the blocks together. It’s been sitting around for too long. I have the blocks together but decided to add a white border to make it queen sized. I purchased that fabric but still need to cut and sew it on.
This laid on the retreat floor for a couple days and no one noticed the block out of place. I’m so glad I posted this online where one of the PLQ members pointed this to before I added the borders. Look at the top row & you’ll see it. I need to take that block out & turn it.
Another project I worked on with Martha S. We decided to make the same quilt & she had the Marcia Derse fabrics and I had the bolt of black fabric. She cut the colored pieces and I cut all the black and we swapped. We both have our blocks done but not put together yet. Here are a few blocks of that project. I still need to press them and then can lay them out and move around the blocks until they look good.
Retreat is always a fun get away. I hate the packing but I love that I don’t have to cook and can get some piecing done. This is a church retreat center so there is no wine or adult beverages allowed ( the only downside). We had beautiful views of Lake Huron. We can open the windows and get the breeze off the lake or when it got hot we turned on the A/C.
Now that I’m home I’ll be back working on others quilts, Dana’s wooly and Jean P’s allover.
I’m heading to retreat tomorrow. I’ll be gone for 4 days of sewing with the Great Lakes Heritage Quilters.
I will have limited wifi but will try to check in when I can. I hope to get a couple projects finished and plan on listening to a Fanny Flagg audio book while sewing.
When I return the next quilts up are Amy’s Edge to Edge on her animal print stars quilt and Dana’s Cuppa Wooly BOM quilt.
Have a great week and I’ll try to get a few photo’s to share while at retreat.
I just met with Maralee C to pick up her quilt. It’s a gift quilt, I think that will be really loved. The quilting design is called Geometric B2B (Ann Bright is the digital designer), the batting is Hobbs Polydown, which gives a nice loft. The thread is gold. If you look closely at the second picture you can see the triangles create a star. I can see 3 different stars if I squint & use my ‘magic eyes’. The backing is Navy, my photo doesn’t do it justice. Nice quilt!!