Monday, January 16, 2012

Home from retreat

Well I'm back from retreat...not sure what was the most fun-hours of uninterrupted sewing time in the "barn" or the Masterpiece theater pajama party (two episodes of season 2 of Downton Abbey and a Sherlock rerun) accompanied by good friends, chocolate wine and homemade German Chocolate cake.
There were lots of fun projects going on in the barn. I was happy to finish putting together the blocks of my Orca Bay Mystery quilt. Yikes....I have most the pieced borders together and should get this finished this week.
It was fun watching the changing design walls around the room....

This is a guild birthday quilt for Paula M. She obviously loves Christmas!
These scrappy arcs are part of wedding ring quilt being sewn by one of our members...love how these are coming together! (she got the leftover blocks from my Orca bay which were absorbed by this project!)

Now for a retreat recovery nap....

14 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow! Sounds like a really fun time. I've never gone to a quilting retreat. The projects look wonderful. I might not sew...looking at what everyone else brought.

Impera_Magna said...

Love your Orca Bay.... looking very, very good!

I'm glad you all had fun at the quilt retreat... naps are a very good thing!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your Orca bay is coming along so nicely! Congrats.

Sounds like a great time with good fun and friends. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Your Orca Bay is looking good. Can't beat dedicated sewing time with friends with a Downton and Sherlock break!

Joanne said...

Your OB is fabulous! What a great pattern.

Ali Honey said...

Well done on getting lots done. Although interrupted time I find it is easy to get distracted by what others are doing and end up talking and having long coffee breaks - but that's probably why retreats are SO much fun.

Richard Healey said...

I love your mystery quilt it looks quite cool. I like the scrappy rings also.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

cityquilter said...

love the orca bay; thanks for the inspiration, that'll keep me going to finish mine...nice photos of the others' quilts too

Janet O. said...

Like Dawn, I have never been to a quilt retreat. What fun!!
Your Orca Bay is gorgeous! Good job!
What a fun idea to do the scrap arcs.

LuAnn said...

Your Orca Bay quilt is just beautiful. I love going to a quilt retreat. I always come home inspired and ready to sew. Looks like you had a great time.

Me and My Stitches said...

Your retreat looks like a blast! What a bunch of great projects that were in the making.

Tonya Ricucci said...

look at you go!! wow, you have made a ton of Orca blocks. almost there! the retreat sounds like a blast - glad you had fun.

Merilyn said...

Wow! your Orca Bay quilt is looking just amazing!! There is an enormous amount of work in those blocks, good job to get so much done!!! Love your little FW too!! aren't they the cutest!!!!

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a wonderful retreat! Love your Orca Bay quilt.