Monday, May 16, 2022

Retreat Report!

Retreat was AWESOME, as usual. I'm so lucky to be in a guild with very sweet and talented quilters. I took several projects to work on, including some old UFO's. But I ONLY worked on my Sadie portrait quilt. I finished 3 diagonal rows, which I thought was wonderful progress. Once I got to the green and white striped was very tedious and time consuming.  Some of the two inch squares took an hour or more. But I love the way it looks! I'm obsessed with Timna Tarr's technique!

Here's a photo of the partial quilt top against the paper photo to give you a better idea of how I'm doing. The next row will have some of her face in it! Woohoo! Once I get past her head (about 5 more rows), it will be smooth sailing.

I did do a bit of cross stitch in the evenings- I'll share that later in the week.

Here are some other quilts being made at retreat that caught my eyes.

I love the quilter's bravery to use that bright raspberry in the sashing. It makes the quilt sing!

This quilter had used half square triangles for leaders/ender for more than a year to make this beauty.

This cute center was surrounded by hand embroidered blocks.

Looks like Harry Potter to me!

I'd never seen a bow tie quilt like this one in progress. It's made from tumbler blocks - I may have to make one of these!

The pattern for this strippy quilt is in a Diane Knott book. What a great use of leftover strips!

This is definitely a little girl's quilt - sweet and lovely.

Another half square triangle quilt - a pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts, it was made after an online swap of half square triangle units.

And don't you love these Tula Pink pineapples? Each one was fussy cut and all were fun fabrics.

There were so many other fun projects that I didn't photograph. We ate very well and laughed a lot. Only wish we could have stayed a couple of more days!

But I am glad to be home and to get back into my normal routine. Wishing you a wonderful day!


1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great retreat! Your picture quilt is fabulous!


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