Monday, September 22, 2014

September is Flying By!

Wow, I do not know where this month has gone and I haven't posted a thing!  I was so busy going back to work on Sept. 2nd, the fair and getting ready for and going to a quilt retreat I didn't blog.  I didn't have anything to show really.  Now I do! 

I was trying to come up with a retreat project and found a Judy Niemeyer pattern called The Crown of Thorns in my stash from 2004.  I had almost all the fabrics, just bought two lights.  I had it all cut and I spent the entire retreat sewing on this quilt top!  I need to cut more strips for the border.  It is very definitely my colors!  It finishes at 70 X 70.

 The retreat in McCall, ID was sponsored by Quilt Taffy .  It was a lot of fun and I especially enjoyed my friend Valerie flying in from Colorado.  I took my featherweight for her to use, I honestly have never used it!  I bought this grouping of fat 1/8's.  I don't normally buy a grouping with the same prints just in different colors, but the modernness and graphics really grabbed me.  On an outing to Huckleberry Patches quilt shop I found a pattern to use with them.  That will be a surprise for later. 
 This is not a great pic, but this is the queen size quilt I made for Lisa and Kevin's wedding.  I finally finished it and they took it home a couple weeks ago.  The background is dark brown and the outer rings are hand appliqued to the background.  I was changing the pattern from curved edges to straight and this is all I could come up with to do.
Linking up to Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday.

1 comment:

Mary said...

I'm glad you got to go on that retreat. I Love those colors too! Nice of you to share your Featherweight. I need to get mine aired out and running so I can take it with me on Retreat in OCT. Congrats on your Ribbons at the FAIR!