Monday, May 05, 2008

Retreat Results

As I mentioned, this past weekend was an annual retreat that my non-guild does. This is the second year that I have been fortunte enough to attend. Basically, we go to Vermont and stay in a lovely inn and have a class at the quilt shop next door. Our class is from 9-4 on Saturday and 9-12 on Sunday, but we arrive on Friday and get to stay at the shop sewing as late as we want and again on Saturday we can stay as long as we want too. Sunday we leave sometime mid-afternoon. This year we did a woven type crib quilt class on Saturday and a reversible table runner class on Sunday (more about those later, or tomorrow). I chose not to participate in the class -- instead I just sewed on my own projects. I made a top from Bonne'swebsite, Pineapple Blossom. I'll share that later because I don't have a picture of the completed top yet. I also finished several other projects that I have been working on here for a while.

First, the needlecase from Cinderberry Stitches:

The Charm Party Tote for Thing One. She picked these fabrics when we were in Minnesota last summer. I need to finish my bag from this pattern. I'm using Allspice Tapestry for mine. Maybe later this week.

This bag pattern is from the book A Passion For Patchwork. I'm definitely going to make more of these!

Another pillow for my niece. I make her a new one nearly every month.

I also worked on my Pay It Forward Gifts. At least two of them will be in the mail in the next few days. The third on by next week! Yay!


jovaliquilts said...

All very cute! Those pillow cases make great gifts, I'll have to do some. Love your fabric choices on everything!

Amanda said...

Glad you had fun. I love the needlecase - I'll have to look for that. I am also loving the pillowcases I've seen in several places - they could make good gifts for my nieces.

Tanya said...

You certainly have been busy! Someday when your niece gets tired of her pillow cases she can give them back to you and you can cut them up to make her a quilt!