Friday, July 26, 2013

RETREAT PROJECTS

Last weekend I had the best time with 7 of my best friends at the Wimberly Quilt Ranch.  It wouldn't matter if I didn't get anything done while I was there.  It is such a nice, relaxing place and you couldn't bet the company I was keeping.  However, I did get a lot done/finished.

Project #1 finished was this Texas Twister Flag quilt.  It will be a nice addition to my Texas Beauties trunk show.


I didn't plan to make this little beauty but Linda and Vicki twisted my arm.  They made theirs like an American Flag but of course, I had to be different and do it up Texas style.  Still need to applique the star on the blue section but didn't have any white fabric with me that was wide enough for the star.

Keep Christmas in your heart all the year through is what the panel says at the top.   I have had this santa panel for a number of years, so long I can't remember when or where I bought it.  About 4 years ago I found the border fabric at a shop in Gulfport MS, a good number of years after I purchased the panel.  Could have been why the border fabric was on the sale table!  But hey, another UFO completed!

Project #4, my Americana Stars BOM from Quilts With A Heart.  My favorite; red, white, and blue and yet another UFO finished.

I didn't make this little beauty at the retreat but I did put the binding on it.  It's a done deal!  I call it a Texas State of Mind.

I also didn't plan to make this project at retreat either.  However, when I stopped in at One Quilt Place in Fredericksburg, TX on my way to retreat, I couldn't resist this panel and coordinating fabric.  It' s called Texas Lone Star State from Moda.  It was really quick and easy and it's ready to quilt and go in my Texas Beauties trunk show too. I haven't named this one yet though. 
 

I also worked on my Spring Bouquet BOM using batiks from the Over the Rainbow collection. these are just 2 of the blocks I worked on.  I look at it with amazement as I can't believe I paid money to participate in something like this.  I'm definitely out of my element on this one.  Thank goodness the applique pieces are precut and are already backed with the iron on adhesive.  The original BOM had a tan/taupe background and it was too boring for me.  A friend and I had talked the quilt shop (Poppy's Quilt and Sew) we are getting them from into kitting ours with black background.  Another friend got hers from a different quilt shop and couldn't talk them into substituting the back ground fabric but she's doing her's on lime green.  It is very striking as well. 
 
As expected, a fabulous weekend quilting, good food and great friends!  I can't wait for our next scheduled retreat in October. 
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  1. Just love that Texaz Twister flag! I love anything Texas. I winter there......maybe I should just sew TX theme related thingss when I'm in TX!

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