I'm back from my week long quilting retreat....and it was sew fun!
There are 10 of us in our "Fat Quarter Friendly's" group and we get together 3-4 times a month to either sew, shop, take classes or go to lunch.
Each of us worked on our own projects and it was really fun to see all of them come together.
I worked on my Farmers Wife blocks...
(which I will tell you more about on my next post)
And a few other projects that will be revealed when it gets closer to Fall Market.
Sometimes a was pretty good about taking pictures...and sometimes not...but I can't wait to show you the one's that I remembered to take!
But first I want to tell you about where we retreated.
Have you ever loved a quilt shop so much that you just wanted to move right in?
Well...that's pretty much what we did:)
We sewed from early morning till late at night...upstairs in the adorable attic of
I know!!!...can you believe it?
The attic is a private, beautiful and well equipped fun space and we had plenty of room.
During our entire time there, we were treated like special guests by Kris and Mike and the fabulous staff at the shop.
This is Kris (the owner of My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe) and her sister Kim who designs awesome patterns and projects for the shop.
Aren't they just the cutest?...and yes...they are twins:)
The shop is located in Logan, Utah.
You have to drive through Logan Canyon to get there...and may I just say that the drive was breathtakingly beautiful! The fall leaves were out in all of their glorious colors.
Anyhoo...back to the quilt shop.
Not only did we sew a lot...but we spent a good amount of time downstairs shopping.
After all...what quilter could resist perusing through a beautiful selection of patterns and fabrics anytime we felt a spree coming on...haha?
The shop kept a running tab for each of us...and we settled up with them on the last day.
I just had to take a few pics of the "comparing of final receipts"...some of them were longer than others...
But I think Rosanna was the clear winner!!!
Now onto some of the projects that I remembered to get a picture of.
You all know how much I love appliqué...this is a cherries and bluebirds appliqué quilt that Betty has been working on for quite a while and she was able to finish it there...just gorgeous!
One of the projects that Juli worked on were these cute blocks that are going into a row quilt...with the blocks complete...she is preparing to appliqué the center circles.
Beth put the blocks together on her
halloween embroidery quilt....I love it ...don't you?!
Judy and Betty made quilt tops that they had bought the fabric for last month while shopping together....double fun!!!
Becky finished several projects but wisked them away before I could take pictures.
However, I was able to snap one of her 1930's dresden quilt:)
Isn't this quilt adorable?
Piecing and applique together...my favorite.
Betty was able to finish the top on this one too.
Geri also worked on 1930's dresden blocks.
She still has more blocks to do because she is making it to go on her antique bed in the guest room and it's a twin size.
She is putting the scrappy sashing on as she goes.
Such a sweet quilt. I heart dresdens!
She also finished this Shadowbox quilt ...I really like how this one turned out too.
Beth also made a tiny pumpkin pincushion out of a cute little kit that Kris gave each of us.
Perfect for tiny applique pins:)
Look at this gorgeous fall quilt that Shanna made.
She used gorgeous florals and then paper pieced a row of pumpkins to add at the bottom...
I think it's Adorable with a capital "A" just like Shanna is:)
One of the quilts that Lucy finished was from a witches shoe's block exchange.
Everyone made 14 of the same blocks and exchanged them so that all had one of each.
Lucy added the large hat in the center...
all of the blocks are so fun...
I snapped a close up of a few...
Love this spiderweb print!
and the striped socks with polks dot shoes.
Beth used one of my table runner patterns to make this...I love seeing it in fall colors!
Beth's sister Sue lives in Logan so she came for a day and they made matching aprons:)
We have alot of fun together...this is our 5th year on fall retreat.
We have a fun tradition that we follow while we sew together.
When we have finished a block, a quilt top or have gone through a bobbin...we each have a bell that we ring...then we parade our project around for all to see.
This year...a new one was introduced.
Whenever we have to use the seam ripper...we have to wear the "dunce" hat.
In this picture it was Judy's turn...and she posed for me with her best dunce face...haha.
All in all it was another successful retreat.
We enjoyed it so much that we are going back to
for next years fall retreat....we have already booked it!