Monday, September 13, 2010


This weekend our guild had an in-city retreat.  We've done this a couple of times now and it's been a blast.  The husband of one of our members has allowed us to use one of the big meeting rooms at his workplace.  So we get a wonderful room with lots of natural light and tables.

This retreat, one of our members made us presents.  She made these wonderful seam rippers with little pouches.  She custom made the bags to suit each of our preferences and she really got our tastes.  If you've never used on of these before, they're amazing for separating your blocks when chain piecing.

I took advantage of the fact that we were in a room with lots of tables and brought a few quilts to baste.  Hopefully you'll be seeing them finished in the not too distant future.

I also worked on Dear Jane.  Here are the blocks that I finished.  I also managed to get a few more pieced that are just waiting for a little applique to complete them.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Windsor Gardens

A second finish and the month has barely started!

This quilt is raw edge applique done as a quilt as you go project.  I took this as a class in at the quilt show in Houston.  I really love how it turned out especially when I consider I had no clue what I was making when I picked out these fun fabrics.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

One Flower Wednesday

Well, I'm making slow progress on the garden but progress is progress.

If you want to see more hexagons, check out One Flower Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cape Cod

This was started at a retreat a couple of years ago as a break from a more complicated quilt that I was working on (Dear Jane).  Funnily enough, I'm still working on that one.  Hmmm.  Maybe I need fewer breaks on that one. :)

I did a wavy organic line quilting on the diagonal.  I really like how it turned out.  I'll definitely have to try this again.