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Monday, September 21, 2015

Retreat Sewing

Early Thursday morning
I headed north to my first Quilt Retreat
and I have a lot of blocks to show for it!
 (I'll tell you about the retreat and the retreat center tomorrow.)

Before going, I took some time to cut all of the pieces for
a quilt I have been wanting to make for quite some time.
I had collected all kinds of "text" fabrics
and added some Kaffe fabrics to the pile.

At the retreat, I just pieced blocks...
all 36 blocks for this quilt.

I found this pattern online about 4 months ago and knew
my collection of text fabrics would work well with the design.

It's been a lot of fun collecting the text fabrics and now using them
for this quilt!
I'll continue to play with the placement and then start
sewing the blocks together.

While I was stitching these blocks together,
I used the "Leader/Ender" idea for the first time.

I jumped on the "tumbler" train and used my
Go! cutter to cut the shapes out of the text and Kaffe fabrics
before leaving.

A nice pile of tumbler pairs was made while assembling the other blocks.

Now that I am home and have the blocks on the 
Design Wall,
I can begin sewing the top together.

I'd say it was a very successful retreat!

Please visit Patchwork Times to see what others are creating.

Happy Quilting!



LA Paylor said...

I'll say it was successful. I am in LOVE with the print quilt. I really want to make one after seeing the color pop on yours plus I just love words on quilts. LEeAnna

Judy D in WA said...

OMGoodness! What a fun and bright, cheery quilt!
How much fun did you have at retreat? I can't wait for ours next month!
I love leaders and enders. A whole new quilt being worked on and the progress is amazing.

Churn Dash said...

What fun blocks. I am in love with the text prints. They work so well with the Kaffe prints and the blocks look wonderful.

I look forward to hearing more about your retreat.


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh it is a total success!!! I really like the colors and the text!! Nice job!

Jannette said...

That's a GREAT quilt! Love the idea of text prints and bright blocks. Thanks for sharing the pattern link too - when I have a day free, I'm going to have to pull out some fabrics for it... like I don't already have 7 quilts cut and waiting to be stitched!

PeggyinNO said...

Congrats on your first, very successful retreat! What a great quilt this is gonna be!! Love your fabrics. Thanks for all the info about the quilt. I just went to the site and pinned it!
Happy quilting!

Sara said...

What a fun quilt - love the use of text fabrics! I've never attended an overnight retreat, but did attend a 2-day "drive in" retreat last winter. It was held right here in town, so everyone stayed in their own homes overnight. But I think going away for a retreat would be wonderful.

Libby in TN said...

Wow, you got a lot done! Hope you had a good time, too.

Erin said...

I love the text blocks!! I've been wanting to get my hands on some myself, but I need to cull down my current stash to make room for them first!

Kat said...

I love your quilt top! The colors just sing with those low volume prints.

~Kris~ said...

You did a great job of accomplishing so much. I always enjoy going on retreat. It seems like I can get so much more done when I can focus. Can't wait to see your retreat photos. I really like your combo of B&W and Kaffe fabrics.

Julie said...

Your blocks are awesome! I love the text and Kaffe prints together. I am headed out to a retreat Wednesday, can't wait! I'm desperately trying to pack after my crazy month so far.

Kate said...

Love your scrappy blocks. Those colors just pop next to the text fabric.

Anita said...

A gorgeous, scrappy quilt!

Needled Mom said...

That looks wonderful! I love the splashes of color.