Monday, 19 April 2010


This last weekend was retreat and it was a fun weekend. We rented a cottage near a lake and it was perfect for the small group. 9 of use had a great weekend. We are thinking of going back in the fall, but make need to find somewhere a bit larger if more people want to come.
I really enjoyed myself and even got a fair bit done. The retreat stared at lunch on Friday, but I didn't get there until closer to 3, but got to work right away.I knew that I would need a pillow for the chair and had one that just needed to be put together so that was the first thing I did.
After that I started on my purple square quilt, which I managed to finish the top for. I am so pleased with how this turned out. It was pretty straight forward and I was done by Saturday evening even with a shopping break in the afternoon.
I will share what I picked up shopping on the next post, except for some charm size square I picked up on Friday (I made a small detour on the way to retreat) and by Sunday morning I had turned them into this simple wall hanging. I think there is even enough left over for scrapping binding.
Not wanting to be done I moved onto some jar blocks for a table runner. I had been sharing fabric with one of the other girl and when she started on her block (which she got finished) I had to start on mine. I think they will be great.
I will share more of what the other girls were working on next post.



julieQ said...

I am so glad you had fun! Very pretty purple in your quilt top.

Teresa said...

Retreats are always so much fun. I look forward to them all year long, and then they are here and overwith too quickly.

Love your jar blocks and your other projects.

Cathi said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Your jar blocks are so cute!

Linda said...

I love your quilts. You really accomplished a lot! I work for an assisted living home and we are making our first quilt and also some pillows. We'll probably get the pillows done first, but anything is a big accomplishment since we are sewing everything by hand!

*karendianne. said...

Purple square quilt is fan-tabulousss!

Melanie Hendrickson's Art Designs said...

I cannot believe how many gifted people are on this site. Your quilts are absolutely stunning.

I'm 33 years old and have recently started my own art business. I can totally relate about being hooked once you've gotten started.

I've never taken up quilting but have a family friend who makes rugs. The process is incredible and seeing the final product is so amazing to me.

If you're interested I'd love for you to come and check out my blog.
I'm basically networking to find other talented/creative people on here.

There are so many to choose from. I wish you all the best in what you do. Have a wonderful day.

Melanie Hendrickson

Quiltdoodles said...

Very Cute! And your fur babies are darling.