Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quilt Retreat

I've been trying to upload my quilt retreat pictures, but it was taking sooo long. I don't know if there is something wrong with my computer or if it just too old. OR and MI daughters gave me the computer for my birthday in 2002. I have tried cleaning out all the programs that I don't use and checking my available space. I found out I only am using 1/3 of the space. I also did a disc cleanup, but it is still slow and I have comcast fast speed. It takes my computer forever to just upload the Internet. If you have suggestions feel free to comment.

The Quilt Retreat sponsored by Quilt'n Friends, which is in Sterling Heights, MI was the greatest fun. The 4 H camp in Tustin, MI is such a great locale. Good rooms, plenty of space, and the food is great. There were about 65 of us and it was so great to meet up with old friends and new. I also had a great roommate, as she and I got along like old friends. Above is the hat that I wore on meet and greet night. Since it was held the weekend of the Kentucky Derby we all wore hats that we had created. The hats were terrific. When I was taking the pictures for this post, Toby had to get into one and express his opinion. How should we caption this picture?I'll send a surprise gift to the best caption sent to me before June 1, 2009. Be sure to include your email address if you don't have a blog.
This is one of the projects I worked on during the retreat. This is a pillow case for Miss Juliet who is a July baby. Cheryl, who works at Quilt'n Friends, showed me how to make it, which was so much easier than following the pattern. The disappointing thing is that the print is going in the wrong direction. Now I bought this as a kit in Oregon last year at a quilt shop, and you would think that they would know enough to give you more fabric with a directional print. Oh well, I am sure that Juliet will like it.I also made two of these pillows for MI daughter's kitchen which has a hearth area. She has two reading chairs and I said I would redo the original pillows that I had made for her. She has changed the room color, and added some art work--framed pieces of the above fabric. So the old pink and green paisley had to go. Murphy, her cat, likes to rest his head on the pillows.

This is a quilt block from the quilt that I worked on. Unfortunately I forgot to take all the necessary fabric so I couldn't finish the top. It is from a mystery quilt class that I took in February. (I told you I am a procrastinator.) Isn't it striking? Gretchen the owner of Quilt'n Friends always picks such great quilts for the mystery classes.The above seven blocks are from a Moda kit that I bought oh, about three years or so ago. I am making it for MI daughter who loves shabby chic colors and has a shabby chic decoration scheme in her home. It is a good thing that she had Sarah and not a boy! I also have a quilt top finished for OR daughter that I will post when it is finished. I think I bought that last year, and hurray the top is pieced. I machine quilt all my quilts so I need to get busy on that and a few dozen other quilts. LOL See I really am bad about finishing things.

Have a safe and happy holiday.

It seems that my comment area was somehow not working. I think that I have fixed it, so therefore I am extending my little contest until June 10, 2009.


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- jnr

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I can't believe she wore this after I peed on it!


Anonymous said...

All this crafting is making me tired!


Anonymous said...

I love grandma she's very tiny

Terri said...

with an english accent..."Noooo you can't make me where it!


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