Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Weekend Update

Quilting retreats are so much fun, not only do you get to spend the weekend with other quilters who are just as passionate about fabric and quilting as you are, but they spoil you with goodies too. Here are some of the goodies given to each person at the retreat. One of the ladies made two potholders for each person, I love the green potholders I received. I can see there are a few things missing....the obvious item being chocolate, there's only one little chocolate nibble left and I gave the cookies to my DH. Also missing is a piece of reproduction fabric that I've already made into 9 patches.
Why does that pink fabric look orange....Grrrr....I need to learn how to take better pictures. This fabric is from the new Fig Tree line, I'm using two charm packs to make these stars. Not sure yet how many I can make, I'll keep making them until I run of of squares.
This project has been sitting in my closet for a very long time. I was hoping to get the top assembled but forgot there are six ladybugs to applique on the background squares and I wasn't sure if I liked the red fabric I had....so it all came to a screeching halt. I'd like to add the ladybugs before putting the top together.
I have to take a new picture of the wool block I was working on, so hopefully I'll have that ready for the next time.

Happy Quilting, until next time.

20 comments:

Alberta said...

Wendy, I love your pinwheels and think the ladybugs will show brilliantly in red! I can't wait to see them...I have a ladybug project on the drawing board! Is this the year for them?

Needled Mom said...

The pinwheels are just great! I can already imagine those darling ladybugs on it.

Sounds like the retreat was a blast.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh how fun to have ladybugs on green pinwheels....be sure to send me a photo when you get them appliqued on. A quilt retreat with gifts....how fun!!

Colleen said...

What pretty pinwheels! I love the colors you selected :o)

Kathie said...

so glad you had fun at the retreat, nothing like being around other quilters in mho, what wonderful little goodies you received.
great pinwheels!
Kathie

Karen said...

Pretty stars Wendy. And, the pinwheel quilt is going to look wonderful with ladybugs on it.

Jackie said...

You are so right, quilting retreats are just the best! Fun with like minded friends! Love all your goodies! Yes, the pink does look orange. My only advice that I might have about that is use as much natural light that you can. A sunny day is always best.

Darlene said...

Love the goodies from friends. Retreats are so much fun. :-)

Stars and pinwheels are fabulous, Wendy. Love everything you're doing but then again I always do.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your pinwheel quilt is very lovely.

Sue-Anne said...

Love the colours in the pinwheel quilt! Your stars look pretty too. Your quilt retreat sounds like fun, especially with all the presents.

Ginger Patches said...

Pretty stars! And ladybugs on that pinwheel quilt will be sooo cute! Great goodies from your retreat too :)

Carol said...

Retreats are soooooooooo much fun! Great inspiration...love you star blocks and your pinwheels.

Lori said...

It looks like you got a great stack of goodies from your retreat.
I'm loving your four little blocks and the pinwheel quilt is so springy!!
I can't wait to see your wool project.

Sharon said...

Yes, quilt retreats are great! You received some lovely goodies. Can't wait to see your ladybugs on the quilt....sounds neat!

Cindy said...

I am loving this quilt. I see Mary commented "green" and it looks like shades of tans to me. Funny how computers can generate different affects on colors.

And, wow, look at those fun goodies. Yummy.....atleast must be the chocolate was...LOL

Karen said...

Sounds like you had a super time at the retreat! Lots of goodies you brought home! I love the pinwheel quilt. I think it would be just fine without the ladybugs. But, on the other hand once I read you were going to add them I thought wow that would be soo cute! :0)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh my it does look orange Wendy. I hate when that happens too.
Love the pinwheel quilt. Ladybugs would be soooo cute.
I'm glad you had fun on your retreat. Gifts are always welcomed right?

Cathi said...

I love your pinwheels quilt -- the colours are so soothing! Ladybugs will be a wonderful addition. :-)

julieQ said...

I am so glad for your retreat, and the little things that spoil and please us so. Love your pinwheels!! Very pretty fabric choices.

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

what a lovely quilt, it reminds me of the quilt on "you've got mail". I had to get my camera out while watching the dvd to catch a pic of it.....loved it hope to make it someday........this one is very close! yours is slightly different color but beautful all the same!