Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bindings finished = quilts finished + retreat prep

 Binding day was successful! I got all 3 quilts bound. I still have to write the pattern for this one and the Cathedral Windows pillows. Then I might be ready to post some fall classes!
 You are probably getting tired of this quilt, but I really love it. I think Marci Baker is a genius for figuring out how to do this using strip piecing methods! Plus I'm really happy to have it finished.
I'm so glad to have this finished, since it's been aging as a top for several years.  I need to learn from this photo...note to self: get down even with the middle, so that the quilt bottom doesn't look smaller.

Today I want to do some quilting on the Twister quilt...and get things packed and ready to go on my retreat. I have some projects ready, but need to figure out a couple more, just in case. I would hate to run out of things to work on! We are leaving tomorrow.  We do all of our own cooking, each of us signing on to make a meal and bring snacks, so I have some enchiladas to make today as well.

Lots of people ask me about the retreats I go on. We came up with this one night during a quilt class...talking about how much fun it would be to go on a retreat and then planning it. We found a bed and breakfast, Harrisdale Homestead,  that we rent about an hour away, and there's plenty of room to set up to sew. We take over the place, cooking our own meals and sewing and chatting into the wee hours. We work on our own projects, though sometimes we plan ahead to make the same projects. It's just fun to get away from home and spend some quality quilting time with friends! 

5 comments:

JustCindy said...

The binding is not my favorite part but it is soooooo exciting. I love the quilts! Have fun on retreat.

Fiesta said...

Lots of beauties Jean.

Vivian said...

I'm not sure which is more exciting to me -- these gorgeous quilts you're finishing, or that wonderful farm B&B you're heading to for the retreat. Looks like a getaway that anyone would enjoy. You lucky ladies!

Borderline Quilter said...

Wow, love those cubes, that looks like a great method too, I'll need to look into that....'Oh no, another for the list....lol...!

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous finishes...you are really on a roll!