GLHQ’s Retreat

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.

Music meets Baseball Quilt

Connie made this cool quilt. It’s a gift and she used novelty prints representing music on the front and baseball on the back. The quilting design is Fluid Meander with gold thread and Quilters Dream Select batting. The person that receives this quilt is going to really enjoy it!

Half Square Triangle Quilt

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!!



Tim Holtz, Edyta Sitar and Tula Pink fabric quilts

This is Martha’s Tim Holtz quilt. The quilting design is Country Cousins, the batting is Hobbs 80/20, and blue/grey thread. The Tula Pink wide backing is a sateen and have a lovely sheen. Tim Holtz fabrics are really striking. I wish my camera phone took better photos.

This quilt is from a Jelly Roll of fabrics by Edyta Sitar. The quilting design is Dancing Vines (an Ann Bright design), batting is Hobbs 80/20, an the thread is a copper/bronze.  Pretty!  I also have this Jelly Roll. I can’t wait to make something with it.

A Sneak Peak

Take a peek at Martha’s Tim Holtz quilt.  I finished this late last night so I’ll get better pics when I can unload it today. The fabrics are great but very prints so it’s hard to see the quilting over the prints. The Dancing Vine can be seen on the Tula Pink backing.

Linda C’s Cuppa Quilt

This is another Cuppa Sue Spargo quilt by Linda C. I’m custom quilting a few of these for the Block of the Month group I’m participating in. The stitching details are amazing. They have a cotton print back and wool batting. Most of the quilting is outlining and fill work in the background. There is so much time wrapped up in these, they are a wonderful piece to own.

Fall Barn Panel Quilt

Jo M made this pretty Fall Panel quilt. I love how she framed the center panel. The quilting design is Maple Canopy by Apricot Moon.  She chose a burnt orange thread and the batting is Hobbs 80/20.

 Sometimes it’s hard to see the quilting in photos so I’m sharing this snippet of the actual quilting design.

Paris Quilt

Judy P has made a lovely Paris quilt for her daughter. The quilting design is Wrought Iron (Jodi Beamish), Gold thread & Quilters Dream batting. The backing is a pretty green swede look fabric. Can you see the Eiffel Tower??

Dragonfly Quilt

Here’s Maralee’s Dragonfly quilt. The quilting design is Dragon Flies E2E, lime green thread & Polydown batting. This is a really cute quilt. My photo’s do not show the quilting well but the lime thread really shows up great on the fabrics.