Monday, November 12, 2012

A Fun Quilting Weekend

My friend and I just got back yesterday from a 3 day quilting/knitting/rug hooking/any kind of craft you want to do retreat.  What great fun we had! This is our third year in a row at this particular retreat and we always have such a great time.  We were able to sit at the same table as two women whom we sat with last year, so it was nice to get to know them better.  We also saw many familiar faces from past years and met some new people as well.

This is a picture of the room early one morning before very many people got started.

Here are a couple of pictures of things I worked on.  These are small projects that are completed.

A table mat and small runner.

This is a padded pouch that I will use to store thread, pins, etc. when I go to retreats.

And then a couple of bigger projects that now need to be sandwiched, quilted, and bound.  The apples and leaves on the last one are appliqued on.

This tree also needs a border.


We are already looking forward to going again next year.


  1. Sounds like you had a fun and productive retreat.

    1. Yes, we did. This is our third year, and we plan on going next year also.

  2. I love the tree! I saw a bedsized quilt made like that and wanted to make one, but money was factor. This small size would be great. Where did you get the pattern?

    The retreat looks like so much fun. I'd like to try that someday.

    1. The pattern is from Quilting for Christmas--Holiday 2012 magazine. It is from "The Quilter" magazine company. The pattern is called Tropical Tree Banner and uses assorted pinks for the background. I didn't care for that look, so I used tone-on-tone whites instead.
      I just looked at your blog and the quilts you've done. They are beautiful!

  3. That looks like a fun weekend! I don't quilt much but I love the tree and all your other projects! :)

    1. Thanks for the comments and for stopping by my blog. Most quilts are relatively easy to do. I know that some people do really fancy complicated ones, but I tend to stick with the easier ones.