Wednesday, January 16, 2013

QUILT RETREAT

This past weekend my quilty group "Loose Threads" went on a girls weekend retreat to Wimberly Quilt Ranch.  We just love that place and as always have a fabulous time.  It is so nice and the owner knows what a quilter wants and needs.  She covers all the bases! 

Friday afternoon/evening I worked on my January UFO and finished the quilt top.  You probably remember my "House" quilt top.  I saw this pieced border on a quilt in a quilt shop and loved it.  So I somewhat recreated it.  I know the corners are a little different but overall it's pretty close.



Then Saturday morning I got up early and drove to Seguin Texas for a Statler Stitcher business meeting.  I don't like taking time away from a retreat but somehow I missed every single meeting last year and was determined that I was going to do better in 2013.  I'm really glad I went.  I always learn something and come home inspired. 

Back to the retreat.... Saturday afternoon/evening I worked on a new quilt/bedspread for my little Princess in Japan.  This is the picture her momma sent for inspiration.


And this is my version of the inspiration.  I used an old fat quarter bundle that her momma picked out several years ago that I had on hand.

 
I also made her a pillow.  This is going to be a bolster type pillow.
And a pillowcase to match the quilt top.
Sunday I left a little early as my quilty buddy Jan, who rode down with me, was quite a bit under the weather and needed to get home to her own bed.  Poor Jan, she didn't have much fun on the retreat this time. 

When I got home I finished this block for the Quilted Angels Online Quilt Club.  The December block theme was "Angels We Have Heard On High".  I just happen to have a border fabric that had this angel in it. 

On Tuesday I learned that Jan, Donna, Linda, Priscill, Sheila, and Angela were all sick with the "crud".  That's 6 out of the 8 that went to the retreat!  Somehow Vicki and I have dodged the flue bullet!  And William came home from school Monday morning and I took him to the doctor Tuesday afternoon also.  No flu for any of the them, just the "crud".  I sure hope they don't share that with me!
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  1. Good luck dodging the crud, you and Kyle must have the gift. Because Rals and I got it good. However, I am happy to say that if you wanna lose 5 lbs it's the way to go! Haha, Jk! Your house quilt looks beautiful, love the border.

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