Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More Retreat Photos...And a Sneak Peak!

I have just a few more things to share from the retreat at Bryce Canyon...and then a little sneak peak of a project that is almost done! This is one of my favorite quilts from the Village Dry Goods trunk show. Four store employees shared their quilts with us...they gave a delightful presentation. I've never been to this shop...but I'll definitely be stopping by the next time I'm in northern Utah.

This was another quilt I found just wandering through some of the classrooms. When I got home I realized I had the pattern...it's called "Winter Botanical" by Barbara Brandeburg.

And another fun quilt...


Of course there were vendors at the retreat...and I had to do a little shopping. I bought the Masterpiece bobbin donut from Superior Threads to use for applique' projects...I realized I needed something like this while packing for the retreat...I didn't know what threads I'd be needing and didn't want to pack along my whole collection...this nifty product has come in handy several times already...saving me from running out to buy a spool of thread! I also found some teapot fabrics...hmmmm...I might have time to make a couple more things for my tea swap partner!


I also won a door prize during the retreat and received several fat quarters and fat eighths of green fabrics...great stash builders! And I finished the last four blocks of my "Golden Memories" quilt...I just need to get the borders done and then I'll share a photo.

And for a little sneak peak...I picked up a pattern at the retreat that I couldn't wait to make; after I returned home I started looking for fabric to order to make it...and then I realized I already had some perfect fabric! Those "Charming Jelly Cakes" by Moda sure do go a long way...I bought one in "Cotton Blossoms" a while back and have made two table runners and now this wallhanging...and I still have fabrics left! Here are just a couple of photos from the cutting board to nearly done...I'll share the completed quilt top at the end of the week!

And...I have a serious stack of Moda charm packs accumulating here...so I'm in the process of designing a little charm pack pattern to share with you...hopefully next week!
Happy Sewing!

17 comments:

ElizabethandJeff said...

I'm so jealous of those who went to the retreat. It looks like so much fun! I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just have one question....
Do you every sleep?
Wow, do I love all of your work, jusy wonderful.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri,
The top quilt is so cute. I have a book with all different squares in it and to applique something at the bottom just made it pop. Then comes the teapot fabric. So cute, and I'm with Jane, when do you sleep. Can't wait to see your project.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Krista said...

I'm glad you had fun while on the retreat! I love the things you came back with especially the tea pot fabric. BTW, I am having a giveway this week to celebrate my 1st blog birthday. Come by and enter!

rachel griffith said...

look at you!!!
this was a fun post.

i can't wait to see that cotton blossoms qult top.
:D

and i'm SUPER excited to see a charm pack pattern from you.

p.s. i've never bought a charming layer cake. i've been tempted, but haven't.
i'm thinking i should!!!

Stina said...

Soooo much input her...a lot of VITAMIN Q here...:o)
Great buys...loved that bobbinholder...great idea!!!

Linda said...

I just love your sneak peek, I have a feeling that I've seen the pattern, but for the life of me my memory isn't helping at the moment.

Vicki said...

That first quilt is gorgeous. I love the star fabric. It's a perfect backdrop for the cabins. Your blocks are beautiful, and I can't wait to see your finished quilt top, I love the appliqued flowers. Very cute.

Nedra said...

My favorite product right now is the Frosted Donuts by Superior Threads. Isn't it great for applique!? Fun to see more pictures from the Retreat.

Carol said...

I just love that Thread donut...I'm going to have to try to locate one of those. Your Golden Memories blocks are just beautiful. I'm working on mine.

Sheri Howard said...

Those quilts are sso beautiful, and you know the charm pack of Cotton Blossoms is my friend Bonnie Olaveson and her daugher Camille! Thanks for sharing!

Kaaren said...

The first quilt you highlighted took my breath away. It is waaaay more than awesome. And I can't wait to see your finished project using the Cotton Blossoms jelly cake. It definitely looks like a winner from what we can see of your sneak peek. Thanks for sharing. Inspirational to be sure.

belinda said...

Great post...I just Loved everything...sounds like the retreat was fun....and I may have to see about one of those thread
donuts!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Ohhh memories. I keep thinking "a week ago I was doing . . ." These are all fun quilts from the retreat. Love the fabrics - ahem, yes I have some of them. I love what you are working on. How did you applique those words? I love that! I've always wanted to put words into a quilt.

Carrie P. said...

That first quilt is so cool. I love the way it is made. Can't wait to see what you design.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great time you must have had! What you made is just gorgeous! Such perfect colors. All so inspiring again!

OzRose said...

Love the Winter Botanical quilt!!! All the others are lovely to of course :)))