Postings and ponderings of a quilting and knitting addict!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Retreat Report

WOW! We all got LOTS of things done at the SIL retreat! I finished a total of 9 Wonder Wallets (I've already given away 5 of them), put the fringe on a crocheted scarf, and got 5 rows of the Glorified 9-Patch quilt made.

I started sewing the G9P rows together and realized this was going to be a BUGGER!! I finally ended up hand-piecing the intersections and then sewing the large part of the curve on the machine. So... the quilt top is NOT done, but the rows are coming together nicely. Maybe by the time I get ready to hook all those rows together I will have figured it out... I am leaving the 1/4" seam allowance loose, (not sewing all the way to the end of the seam) but they still do not meet like I want them too. My perfectionism just met its match... I think however they go together will be OK... finished is good! And then there is that old saying, "IT'LL QUILT OUT!" Yeah, RIGHT!

DEBBIE got 2 projects completed... she pieced a baby quilt from the Stash Pot Pie pattern. It turned out SO cute! I can't wait to see how she quilts it.

Then she pieced this puff quilt. Such BEAUTIFUL fabric (and this is for a friend's dog!). It really turned out so sweet and I know her friend, and the dog, will greatly appreciate it.

MARY ANNE got her "Brown Bear" quilt completed. (This picture does not show the borders on it... I had to leave before she got them added, but it is completed now.) It turned out really cute! (Of course, I am prejudiced since I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade, so I probably read this book about a gazillion times!).

So even though the wind BLEW, and panties were not painted, we had a great time! I just can't wait until the NEXT SIL quilt retreat!



  1. You ladies had tooooo much fun. Looks as though the sewing machines never stopped....and I bet your tongues never stopped either. Love the work you all did.

  2. We DID have fun! It's great to have SIL (friends) like these two ladies.
    Mary Anne

  3. The glorified 9 patch is one of my favorite patterns! I inherited a family one last year when my 105 yr old great aunt died -- how blessed was I! I want to make one and the photo of yours really makes me think this needs to be in the to do list! Thanks for sharing, always fun to see what others are working on, very inspiring!!


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