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Monday, October 11, 2010

Retreat was wonderful and we missed you all who couldn't attend!

DAY #1:

Lyn worked on an Amish quilt pattern Dad bought for her.  It is a beautiful purple dahlia.
Felicity spent the day blanket stitching around her monsters.

Becky came in the evening and got a good start on her witch hat quilt.

Deana finished all of her "Granny Went Star Crazy" half-square triangles and assembled the center of the quilt top.  She also pieced three seam rippers for her sewing notions quilt project (not pictured).

Jodi came and worked on a levi quilt that is squares of denim and red cotton.  It is pretty.  She is trying to make one for all her kids (6).

D A Y  # 2 :

Jodi continued to work on her levi quilt and started making aprins for her girls.

Becky got a little further on her witch quilt.

Felicity assembled two monster quilts for her darling little boys.


Mom spent a good chunk of the day working with the center circle on her Dahlia and working in/fixing some full spots.  We thought her quilt center would make a cute skirt or even a tree skirt.

Tracy joined us by picking apart her miniatures.  She decided to frame each of them in black and quilt them individually when we told her how great Marie's looked on her wall.

We celebrated Felicity's birthday.  She said it was a perfect day.

Deb joined us again.  She worked on assembling her sampler quilt.  Last year she brought it so we could figure out how to complete it.  She was fortunate to locate the exact background fabric after nearly 14 years.


Deana got three sides of her tiny little flying geese border attached to her miniatures -- it takes F O R E V E R !!


D A Y  # 3 :

Tracy bound two quilts, the one in the photo below (beautiful) and her Buggy Barn Witch quilt (not pictured).
She amazed me because I didn't realize just how truly "hooked" she is to quilting.  She brought several project for "show n tell" and a couple of humanitarian tops that were darling.

Mom finished her entire top.  I didn't get a completed pict. but it is done.

Becky also went home with a top done.  Notice the darling brooms as the borders.

Felicity began a new project.

Deb completed her sampler top and brought many treasures to show including a hand pieced hexagon quilt and some antique blocks saved by her daughter, Faye, while helping someone move.


Deana made 18 nine patch blocks for "Omigosh".  She also has 30 of the shoefly blocks close to assembly stage (not pictured).  She also began assembly on her Dear Jane rows.

2 comments:

Ann T. said...

WOW!!! So wish the Monsen girls could have made it. I love the fun we have together. I LOVE your Mom's quilt. IT IS GORGEOUS!!!!!

karenfae said...

wow! you all got a lot done! I haven't even gotten to my October Star Crazy blocks yet this month.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/