Saturday, February 16, 2013

Show and Tell Saturday

I am at a quilting retreat in Oelwin, Iowa --- LouAnn's Quilt Garden and Retreat

A couple of us started on Tuesday and I started on Wednesday.  We bring lots of quilting projects. We sew and sew and sew.  Some of my projects, I had all the blocks done and I just stitched them together and added borders.  Some I started here and finished them here.  I made a few more blocks for the My Favorite Block Quilt Along

Sharing my progress through today and I still have a full day to sew! Yippee! I am having so much fun with my quilting friends!

First, I made a Baby quilt top. I am going to be a Grandma!

Many of you from the facebook fabric destash group will recognize the fabrics that I bought and collected over the past few months.

I used the scrappy trip along method that Bonnie Hunter shares.

They were really run fabrics to create with.

Then I worked on the Owl block and the Heart blocks.

I made some little hearts too!

It was nice to have a big display wall.

Made the Heart Blocks on Valentine's Day night. A friend brought some strawberry wine and specialty chocolates.

What a wonderful treat for Valentine's Day!

Using the scraps, I made some tiny little Mini Quilts.

Then is was time to work on my Home Sweet Home Quilt from last year's Quilt Along.  I had only completed 6 blocks and I brought all the instructions along for the remaining blocks, but I decided to complete the quilt with the 6 blocks.

I added a patio to the block on the bottom right.

And decided to create 4 patches for the border of my quilt.

I can't wait to quilt it! Another top completed!

We did a group project too!  I asked my friends to bring 6 fabrics to create the Leafing Out Quilt that I made for Project Quilting last Challenge.  I think we have tentatively named the quilt pattern "Mixed Nuts".

I will share more about this project on Tuesday for Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday.

Today I am sewing bindings for the quilts we made for Rainbow Hospice.

Still have two more quilt projects to take out and complete or just get a good start on them.

Really enjoying my "Me Time" with friends and completing unfinished quilt tops.  I will share more this next week.

Enjoy your day and take time to play!


Lesley said...

Wow! You have some wonderful projects on the go, and it sounds like you are having a fabulous time!

Betsy said...

Marcia all your projects are so wonderful, but I just love lve the blue house one. You are so talented.

Donana said...

You always have the talent to turn bits of fabric into beautiful pieces of art! The blues you chose are gorgeous. Did you say you're going to be a grandma??

Maite - vitoma said...

Me encantan tus proyectos.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

A grandma! Congrats! Let us know 'when'.