Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Very Productive Weekend

Okay, so you know how you go to quilt retreat with your quilting buddies and you forget something?  Well, I remembered by projects, thread, all parts to the sewing machine, but forgot my camera.  So I do not have any pictures taken at the retreat but I did take some pictures when I got home of all the projects I got to work on.  The picture above is all the blocks so far for the Sally Post Floral Sampler that Gay at Sentimental Stitches is posting each week.

 We had a group demonstration of the twister quilt technique.  This little quilt started out with 20 five inch squares sewn together in a 4 X  5 grid with a 3 inch border, then you cut it all apart with the aid of the twister ruler and sew them back together and get one of these. 

I also got this small quilt sewn, it is called pixie sticks because the 2 inch block are made of eight one quarter inch strips.  Loved the reproduction fabrics in this little quilt. 

I also got a little hand applique completed and another block finished for the red and white quilt.

The week before retreat I got the Heaven and Nature Sings (McKenna Ryan pattern) quilt top completed, it is all layered and ready to start quilting. 

So I feel like I have gotten a lot of things done lately.  I am all unpacked from retreat, but packing up my hand applique things for an upcoming trip to Texas that will include a visit to the International Quilt Festival and a class with Elly Seinkiewicz.  This is not a very good picture of the class project

but you can check out her teaching schedule here and see a better picture of the beautiful peahen we will be working on in this class.  I am so excited to be taking  this class, and just soak up all of her knowledge about Baltimore Album quilts. 

Happy Stitching All,


  1. Oh lucky you, a class with Elly is on my bucket list and I have tried to go to her applique academy a few times but sadly life got in the way. Hope it is wonderful and inspiring, I have heard nothing but lovely things about her! :-)

  2. So many pretty projects! That sounds like a wonderful trip. I can't wait to hear about the class and see your class project :0)

  3. What beautiful quilting goodness! I am loving your applique blocks and am collecting them for a future project. You have some other beautiful projects going!!

  4. You have such great projects. I always sit with Gay at our Dear Jane retreat twice a year, and the Sally Post quilt is on my list of things that I want to do. Yours looks great. You've been working on lots of pretty things.

  5. your so lucky to be taking a class with Elly
    have fun! make sure you tell us all about it.
    I love your latest block and the yellow paisley in the center just fun!!!!
    all of the quilts are beautiful you certainly have been productive, keep sharing enjoy your blog