Saturday, November 19, 2011

The retreat - some projects

This year Terri organized a mug rug contest, and each of us made one. She displayed them on a little clothesline with tiny clothespins. Really cute! The winner was Sarah's which is the one at the top of this picture. Every entry was super, and I couldn't imagine putting a coffee mug on any of them.

Twister quilts are huge with this group. This is NancyP's mug rug done twister style; it's really tiny!

Here's Darcy's twister quilt made from Funky Monkey Christmas fabric. The backing fabric is dark brown with bananas printed on it. What a winner of a quilt!

NancyZ is also a member of another quilt group, and they just finished doing this row quilt project. It's an idea we tossed around for our group as well. Nancy sewed blocks and then passed them along with the coordinating fabric onto the next quilter. She added blocks for the next row and then so on. At their retreat, everyone pieced their tops making adjustments for the widths. This will be a fun project for our group, and I have a Blackbird Designs bundle ready to go.

And here is everyone for the annual picture of the baby quilts for the Florence Crittenton Home. Aren't they a beautiful group of women?

I'll be back with pictures of some of the goodies I got as well as the projects I worked on.


Sue said...

Ya gotta love a good mug rug. I would have had a hard time choosing a winer. Those are all wonderful.

What great twister quilts. You know, I have the twister ruler and haven't used it yet? Goodness!

You sound like you had a wonderful time and I a so happy for you.

Thanks for sharing:)


Melanie said...

I haven't dared the twister thing... looks hard! Love the pictures.

Carrie P. said...

Sounds like the retreat was a great time. Love the quilt for your sewing machine.
Hope your Thanksgiving was fun with a house full.