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I am back home from another wonderful quilt retreat. I am feeling refreshed, revitalized, and exhausted all at the same time! This was the 9th year of Quilts by Barb's Quilt Retreat. I have attended all 9 years! There were two beautiful quilts to construct at this year's retreat. Check out Barb's website for more information about those quilts.
I completed several projects. One of the mini classes was a table runner. I combined Barb's hand dyed fabric with a commercial fabric and ended up with this cool table runner. This was a fun project!
I stitched up a few more of my zipper bags.
And I started my First Morning Glory Bloom wall hanging.
Cut, pressed, and did a little drawing with a marker, so when I take it to the quilting machine, I have lines to follow for the thread painting.
Here's my sewing area at the retreat.
Here's a sneak peek of the tutorial for Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday this week. It's not a zipper bag, but I will be doing a tutorial on that soon also.
Quilt retreats refresh, revitalize, and exhaust me!