Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Retreat

I spent last weekend at my semi-annual quilt retreat. I didn't manage to get anything finished, but I did manage to make some progress on  the projects I took with me.

The closest thing to a finish was this bag.

It still needs grommets to hold the straps.

I figured out how to put in a magnet snap, and I think it looks pretty good!
Inside of bag with lots of pockets
Some of the other ladies did some wonderful work.
Diane's Hunter's Star progressed nicely.
Margery won these blocks in a BOM draw, and made a top out of them.
Kelda made a stunning top from a jelly roll.

Anita finished TWO tops!

Two baby quilts by Kathryn.
Audrey made a Snail's Trails quilt top. She had enough blocks left over to make a second top, because she was so keen at making the snails.

Looking at the pictures, I feel like a bit of a slacker.

We all had a great time, with lots of laughter and  a rousing game of "strip poker".


  1. Kate, I'm sure it isn't meant to be a huge race to get lots done, but time to reflect, take those lovely photos, share with other quilters, maybe make new friends, discuss patterns and fabric, and enjoy, even a strip or two!! Cheers, Jean.

  2. My blocks were mostly done and I was just sewing them all together. No way could I do this in one weekend.. lol

  3. i do love the fabrics in your bag. They compliment each other so well. Looks like every one had a fun time and that's what really counts. The 'strip ' poker sounds like fun....

  4. Now that it's time for another Needlework Tuesday, I'm just getting around to visiting last week's entries. I love your bag. The colors are so pretty and the pockets make it practical. I hate digging in my bag to find things!

    All of the projects are beautiful. You have some very talented friends and are blessed to belong to such a group. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Your bag is looking good. And it looks like the retreat was very productive....and a lot of fun!

  6. Lots of beautiful sewing... including your lovely bag!