|Santa block robin from 2003, finally finished!|
This past weekend I went to a quilt retreat in Leavenworth, WA, a Bavarian inspired tourist town. It's about a 5 1/2 hour drive and I left a day early and took a scenic tour through central Washington collecting rows for the Row by Row Experience. I have done it the last two years and wasn't going to this year, but I caved and I found some wonderful shops in the middle of nowhere in very small towns. I had booked a hotel in a neighboring town for the first night as the retreat started Thursday.
The retreat was held at Mrs. Anderson's Boarding House/Dee's Country Accents quilt shop. We rented the whole building and they take all the beds out of the largest room that is separate for our sewing area. There were 13 of us from various places in Washington and then me, the only Idaho person! My friends and I went to Leavenworth Quilt Company to pick up their row. Thankfully we worked on them together as one of the kits had a larger chunk of background and two of us needed more. Others didn't work on theirs yet. It needs a few buttons for embellishment. My friend Mary also blogged about it.
I took two machines with me, my Pfaff Grand quilter and my regular machine. I machine quilted two throws and took pics on the deck outside my room with the gorgeous mountains in the background. I still need to bind them both.
This quilt was made from leftovers from two twin size quilts I made (and still don't have quilted!). I didn't have space to do large quilts but this size worked out. This one is quilted with mostly allover swirls.
Linking up with Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.