The drive to Lake Panorama was so pleasant. The colors of fall were beautiful and the anticipation of 2-1/2 days of quilting was grand.
Linda and I at quilt retreat
I am so fortunate that my sister, Linda, enjoys going with me. Here we are all set up!
Comforts of Home
I couple years ago I started just taking UFOs with me. If that is all I bring, I work on them! I actually finished one! This quilt was a block of the month at the Adel Quilting and Dry Goods several years ago.
Another quilter finished this!
When I dig out the UFOs to pack them. I always check if there is something I need to take along to help with the finishing.
Another gal finished a quilt top!
It is always fun to discover why I quite working on a project. As for the Comforts of Home, I had reached the outer appliqué work!
Interesting way to move fabric into the border.
As I started organizing all the appliqué equipment, I thought about it and went to work on it at home. It was so nice to have the dreaded four appliqué blocks done before I left home. I love motivation!
The above quilt comes from a pattern I have written and taught a couple times. I love her fabric choices! My pineapple quilt was done to use up scraps, but I keep being inspired to do it with other color sets. I was introduced to a fun way to do the pineapple quilt pattern a few years ago at this retreat. Rather than doing paper piecing, you cut your pieces a little large, and continually square up. If you do not sew perfectly, the block still turns out perfect.
One gal was getting ready for a new grand baby!
I did not get good pictures of all the projects that got finished by others. I am always impressed with others creativity and skill.
The above wool project was the result of a class on embroidery. Didn’t she do a great job! I want to try it. But can I start a new hobby?
fall flannel comfort
The above quilt was planned, but it made me think about doing another simple scrap quilt. I trust that you take advantage of retreats in your area. NO COOKING! No, “I really should do this before I go to the sewing room.”
The drive home from retreat was even better than the going. The sun was out and caused the fall colors to sparkle. Of course, I was also all pumped up from spending time with 40 women who have the same passion that I do!