Sunday, March 25, 2012

Retreat Progress

 
I'm so happy with my progress last week at the retreat. I'm all caught up on my mystery BOM using pretty fabrics. I didn't touch the civil war BOM but that's okay.

We all had a great time......sewing, eating, chatting, playing games, sewing, eating, walking, sewing and mostly having fun with great friends. This is a small group I meet with twice a month, they are a wonderful group friends...I only wish it didn't go by so fast.  Edenvale retreat center really spoiled us with their home made meals, desserts and snacks.....this is the only time I have dessert twice a day......after lunch AND dinner.....talk about being spoiled.


 
Stella brought along few bags patterns and got us excited about making a bag or two.  The red bag she supplied the fabrics (and I love it) and the bright colourful bag was some fabric I purchased at a quilt shop on the way to the retreat. I didn't have a plan for the fabric and making the bags worked out great. I'm going to make more for gifts.
 
My main goal was to make a big dent in my daughters quilt. She picked all the Kaffe Fasset fabrics over a year ago and I felt bad I hadn't even started her quilt. The picture only shows half of the quilt, it's a queen size. She is going to see it today, I hope she'll still love it as much as when she picked the fabrics.
 
A close up of the fabrics. I think she did wonderful at picking the colours. The only thing left to do is the 2" border of the green and it's done! I'm so excited I was able to piece the whole thing at the retreat.

Happy Quilting!

10 comments:

Loris said...

What a fun retreat! I love the bags and your daughter's quilt is going to be beautiful. She really did pick some great fabrics for it. Makes me want to so sew up some Kaffe Fasset brights!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your daughter has great taste in fabric! I have been sewing with some of those very same scraps recently!

Candace said...

Looks like you accomplished quite a bit, Wendy! I hope the daffodils were blooming!
Cheers!

Donna said...

Your blocks are beautiful! I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled with her quilt.

Carol said...

How fun Wendy...you got so much done. I LOVE your blocks...that top right one is so wonderful! Your daughter is going to be thrilled with her quilt.

Darlene said...

I think you had a very successful retreat! Lots accomplished with memories of time with good friends.

Love your mystery blocks and the sweet bags. Your daughter's quilt is stunning.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Wow Wendy! It looks to me like you got a lot done! :-) If your DD doesn't like the quilt, I can give you my address. ;-) Love the little bags too. Have a happy day!

shez said...

well done Wendy the quilt is fantastic and the bags are very cute.xx

Anna said...

Fantastic! I go on retreat in 2 weeks and hope to be as productive!

Carole said...

The quilt looks great! The layout is perfect for that fabric! Sounds like your retreat was productive! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!