Thursday, March 29, 2012

Promised Eye Candy!!!

So did you "wait for it....."? Well, get a cup of tea and sit back to enjoy, 'cause here they come...... These are the promised quilt project pictures from retreat!

Mary's One Block Wonder

Sylvia's Feed Sack Dresden Plates - they soon added up to a very sweet quilt top......

Lavana's Birds in the Air

Becky's attempt to win the *Over-achiever* award!

Pam's Belle Meade blocks in progress

Ruth is making yummy warm stars!

And Betty's sweet Nine Patch blocks glow with their cheddar centers

Amy made these amazing modern Dresden-type circle blocks - I want to make some too!!!

Karen was into fun quilts with this cute Jack-o-Lantern above and the bunnies almost ready for Easter below!

Jean is making Bonnie Hunter's Cathedral Stars.... Karen is teaching this class at Runaway Quilter's Retreat in September & I'm hoping to get in!

Susie is learning how to Salsa - Ole!!!

Teresa C's blocks above are all the same block with different value placement in each - fascinating! She also finished up the inner section of her Orca Bay below - you go Teresa!

Sheila's lovely Neutrals quilt makes me want a large bowl of ice cream ..... Just sayin'!

Melissa's Nine Patches give the illusion of sashing - don't you just love the color play here!

Anne bought these bright fabrics in PARIS! Enough said!

Carole's Edyta Sitar appliqué

Candice doesn't even OWN a sewing machine - all of this is hand work!!! She even applies her borders by hand.... I bow!

Teresa C made this One Block Wonder from a striped fabric ... See below!

Joanne's second Wavy Log Cabin table runner

Phyllis put us all to shame with her amazing free-motion quilting!

Charlie's UFO table runner

Becky's "Picture This" quilt had us on the floor playing with the blocks!

Carole's embroidery is exquisite, especially dressed up with those sparkly beads!

Phyl's appliqué board - Frosty made sure none of us stole it :*}

Charlie's Christmas appliqué in progress..... Nothing like getting an early start on the season quilts!

Pat is working on a gorgeous oriental design

Donna is new to our retreat this year, but obviously not new to quilting as you can see from her star blocks! So happy you joined us Donna!

Sally only has about 80 More of these red, white & black blocks to make - snap!

Becky's braid runner

Roxanne wowed us all with her sweet pastels "Blooming Nine Patch" - anybody else craving cotton candy?

Cathie put the most amazing faced prairie points on this cute wall quilt!

And last but certainly not least I'll leave you with Charlie's "Garden Friends" - one we all agreed was a favorite!!!

Hugs & Blessings!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Checking in From Camp Widjiwagan!

Retreat is so much fun! We're having a ball and getting a lot done. Don't believe me? Look for the eye candy in my NEXT post...... Wait for it......wait for it.......

I'm coming around the home stretch on Moonglow! All the alternate Irish Chain blocks are done - yippee skippee! Doing the happy dance!

Now I just have to finish up 4 of the 13 mariner's compass blocks. Not sure if that will get done here, but I'm giving it my best shot! Of course, I HAD to take out time to share our fun in a blog post..... Isn't that my 'job' now? LOL!

Now, some of you may have never had the privilege of visiting the YMCA Camp Widjiwagan here in Antioch, Tennessee, and that's a real shame because it is a beautiful place right on Percy Priest Lake. Most mornings we can see the deer walking along near the water, and there have been several fox sightings too!

There are wonderful sculptures all around depicting happy children at play....

Love these two little tykes!

In the background here are our sleeping cabins - they are very nice!

All over the grounds are fun activities for the campers, and encouragement for them to grow in good character.

There are lots of funny signs everywhere too......

Hmmmm.... How to choose which one? We all loved these notebook favors the Retreat Committee made for us!

Lavana taught how to make these sweet nine-patch pincushions using only 3 charm cuts. She gave a tutorial on how to use Magic Sizing to condition your fabrics. She said to spray it on and then wait until it soaks in before pressing. She kept saying, "Wait for it.....Wait for it...." You'll notice I learned that part of what she had to say :*}

We have a really huge room for sewing with a nice fireplace and a couple of comfy sofas for a well-timed power nap!

Some of us find time for games.....

Others find welcome help and instruction ....

We've even had some fashion shows......

I won this gorgeous fat quarter pack as a door prize! Can't imagine what I'll make with them but they sure are yummy!

Ok - I'm outta here! Gotta put together your Eye Candy post ...... Wait for it..... Wait for it.......

Hugs & Blessings!

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