Retreats 2018

I just returned from 2 back to back retreats. Yes, I’m a little crazy like that. I had a great time on both. One was on the west side of the state of Mich. and the second was on the Sunrise side of the state. The weather was great, cooler but not full on fall weather yet.

This is my Mermaid quilt. I saw Sharon McConnell’s trunk show and a group of us fell in love with her mothers version of the Mermaid quilt. Here’s a link to Sharon’s (Color Girl) website https://colorgirlquilts.com  She designed a special ruler for cutting curves. Sewing them was easy. I still need to find a backing but this will be hitting the quilting machine soon.

We did a lot of other fun things with my friends Terri & Sue, Yoga, hiking & lots of trying to win prizes. That group had a lot of prizes to give away. Their fearless leader did a ton of preparatory work. We had a great time.

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I also worked on these Amish quilt blocks.

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Moving onto the second retreat…. This is a mystery online quilt from last winter I wanted to finish up. I had most of the blocks done and just had to lay it out and put together. Once home I found a wide backing from Sew Batik’s that goes great with it. I lovingly called this quilt Mayonnaise because it’s kind of bland but I love the traditional prints up close.

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This last quilt is fabric from my stash that I cut for a charity quilt. Our retreat group pieced the blocks and I sewed them together. Its a free pattern by Bonnie Hunter called Smokey Mountain Stars.  We made a Bonnie Hunter charity quilt this year! Can you tell I’m stoked about it?  They aren’t so hard, especially with a group helping.  Someone is going to love it! I have some tiny blocks to set into a backing but then its getting quilted.

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Enjoy the day!

 

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