Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quilt Retreat ....Outcomes

My essential tools.
 This past weekend was spent at my first quilting retreat - I loved the experience. My one regret, that I was unable to absorb of all the great information that was flying around the workroom....  the best  thread; great quilting teachers; the project discussions..... it was phenomenal!  But I was so determined to complete the blocks for my 'Basket Case" quilt pattern that I dare not leave my chair.  Oh and it was humbling to see some of the talent! Such talent in that room! Quilting retreats are about more than just quilting! There were so many impromptu sewing demonstrations, tips, advice, more, more, more than I could have imagined! Wonderful.
But I tried to remember what my goal was, to complete a 'vintage' inspired quilt top, in a pattern that I loved, all the while trying to forgive myself for my sewing errors! See the picture of my inspiration below! Next retreat, I promise to make time to learn more!

This pattern is called Basket Case from Cluck Cluck Sew.


Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful work!
Love the name of the quilt too!!
Years ago when my children were young, I took several quilting classes, some all know how quilters can get so focused on projects! It was held at The Quilting Bee in Spokane, WA. Many of the quilt patterns we worked on were Debbie Mumm designs, years later I met Debbie and worked with her on furniture designs for her home and we became best friends. I've always thought it interesting how a quilt can bring people together.
XO Glad & Celia

Knatolee said...

WOW. That is GORGEOUS!!!