Friday, March 22, 2013

Home from Retreat


Back home after my 3 day retreat. My quilt group has this retreat every year at this retreat center about 45 minutes from my home. The accommodations are comfortable and the food is always great. We get spoiled with how fantastic the meals are at this place, dessert after lunch and dinner.

I always have big plans to finish something but that never happens. This is the progress I made on my Swoon quilt. I'm loving how the reproduction fabrics look.
The Spools quilt is partially done, I have all the center part of the spools completed, just need to add the top and bottom.
We each made 6 pinwheel blocks, this isn't all of them. The blocks kept falling off the wall, there is double what you see here. We drew a name to win them ALL and the person that won asked my daughter if she wanted them. Wasn't that nice to give them to a VERY keen new quilter.
This was the only project I finished at the retreat, I did a little hand quilting on this one.
No he didn't come with me on the retreat, this picture is "just because".

Happy Quilting!

19 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love the reproduction Swoon! It's turning out beautiful. Congrats on getting so much accomplished!

Kim said...

So nice that you were able to go off on a retreat weekend and be spoiled for a few days, you deserve that. I just love a good retreat weekend. I've been looking at the Swoon pattern and like the variations that are being done. Very nice. And a happy kitty. :-D

Carol said...

I love, love your repro Swoon blocks...that is going to be one awesome quilt. Your spools are wonderful! Glad you had such a great time!

Gayle said...

Your Swoon blocks look like they're quite large? So glad you had a great time with your quilting buddies - I'll bet your batteries are all recharged now, huh?

cityquilter grace said...

oohh, love to see your progress...and sounds like the only thing that would make it better is dessert after breakfast...LOL

Teresa said...

I love your little wallhanging - just in time for Easter.

pc sam said...

I love the colors of the quilts!
Of the bobbin is superb! Really!
The cat reminds me of mine but she left us a few weeks ago.
Still I'm happy because she was happy. This is important!
Good weekend
Sweet Love, Pom'

Quilt Hollow said...

Sounds and looks like you were busy having a blast. Loving Swoon!

Ondrea said...

Good to see you had fun on your retreat. They are always good value when you get fed so well and don't need to worry about preparing meals. I have one coming up next month and another in October. Love your Swoon quilt and the cute little bird project. Ofcourse, your cat is gorgeous. Just like my daughter's cat infact.

Anne said...

Your Swoon quilt with the reproduction fabrics looks fabulous. Good vision on that one! Love the little spring one.

Lori said...

What lovely projects! Retreats are always so much fun.

Heartsdesire said...

The Swoon blocks are looking wonderful, a great pattern for those Civil War fabrics. Also like the spool quilt with those spring-like fabrics.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Looks like you got a lot done. Just stopping in to say hi! Everything is beautiful as always!

Sharon said...

You were busy on your retreat weren't you? I love that Easter mini. So cute. Glad you had fun on the retreat.

Jeanne said...

Glad you had a great time at your retreat. Love the spool blocks. Your little Easter quilt is so cute. How nice that your daughter came home with the pinwheel blocks. Nice pic of Boo Boo. Does he follow you into the bathroom? :-)

Candace said...

Seeing your Swoon makes me really want to get started on mine, Wendy! Looks like you accomplished so much on your retreat! Love Boo-Boo sitting on the commode! We may try to teach Sasha to use one herself ;>)
Cheers!

Raewyn said...

It sounds like you had a great time -and lucky daughter for receiving the pinwheels! I love the projects you are working on - nice to see the Swoon in those fabrics. And your spools are neat too - they look quite decent sized ones? Love your mini - good you got it finished in time for Easter.

Sue-Anne said...

I love that Swoon pattern and the fabrics you have used! You might not hav finished everything but you certainly got a lot done. Boo Boo is beautiful!!!!

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