This post is a follow up to my first post about our friendly quilt retreat. In this post, I'd like to show you a little parade of the projects people were working on. I didn't get photos of everything, because sometimes I was distracted! LOL. Me?! Here we go! (Sit back and enjoy. This post is photo heavy.)
I'm going to start with Michelle. Now, Michelle brought projects in various stages of completion. But she finished so many things at this retreat! We were telling her that her machine must sew faster than all of ours, because we could not keep up with her. I threatened to hide her foot pedal on her, because I couldn't believe how she cruised through projects!
She brought this to show us. It is the Orca Bay Mystery Quilt that Bonnie Hunter put up clues for before Christmas. She made this from November through December. It's all scraps from her scrapbag. Isn't it amazing?
Here's a shot of the quilting. Cheryl F. quilted it. She was at the retreat, too. I was really amazed at how all her scraps went together so nicely. If you looked at it up close, you could see how diverse the scraps were. But it all works. It gave me hope that someday, I'll be able to make a scrap quilt from my HIGHLY DIVERSE scraps!
I think Michelle's goal was to get the binding on this one. She did, I believe.
I think this was Michelle's, too. She made up the quilt from a block pattern she found online. She made it from one jellyroll. She used the leftovers to make a couple of scrappy borders. It turned out really cute! I think she had the blocks made already, but she got them sewn together and the borders on. Poof! Finish #2.
Now, I'm not sure if these were Michelle's or Cheryl F.'s. They were sitting next to each other. These are "lovies." Our guild gives these to charities (along with a stuffed animal), and the charity (like a fire department) gives them to a child in need (like a child whose house has just burned down).
And there were more. She finished 'em so fast, I didn't get pictures of all of them! She is amazing!
While I'm on Linda, I'll show you this little quilt she made for Ivy, who I think is her granddaughter. These kitten blocks are cut from a panel, to which she added the cute '30s reproduction fabrics and pink ticking. And check out the jumbo pink ric rac hanging onto the white border. So cute. I adored this one. Linda was keeping pace with Michelle pretty well. I didn't get a photo of all her projects.
Lori was at my table. She finished the blocks for this quilt, laid them out, and got at least half of the rows sewn together. You can see the book this came out of...Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett (click Kim's name to head over to her blog....she is so much fun). I have this book and totally love it. I keep meaning to do a book review on it for you. But seriously love this book. I've shown Lori working on these blocks at our Friday Night Sew Ins, if this looks familiar. I think it's turning out terrific! It's going on Lori's bed!
Marina was working on these log cabin blocks. They were just gorgeous. I never would have thought to put these grays in there, but I love the color gradation on the grays. Marina was chain piecing these with absolute perfection.
Cheryl W., my friend who organized this little get together, finished this little rocket quilt. It was all pieced from templates. It has taken her forever. She has been working on it at every Friday Night Sew In I can remember for a while. Her piecing is also sheer perfection. Look how perfectly flat this lays!
Cheryl has all grandsons. As soon as she finished this one, she started on a second one just like it for another grandson!
On to Karen....This was from a round robin she participated in. She made the center block. Then, she sent it around to her friends, and they all designed and created blocks to go with it. She then put everything together into this quilt. It is so adorable. Lots of three dimensional stuff on here!
Roxanne owns her own business called Decadent Dogs. It's a "dog boutique" store. Super cute. Her friends all got together and made her blocks from this series.
Well, that's all I got photos of. This is maybe HALF of what was getting sewn at the retreat. I was so distracted all the time by all the wonderful work going on in that room. What fun!
Come back next time and I'll take you on a tour of another really nice quilt shop we visited!
Hope you enjoyed the parade!
Until next time,