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2014 Quilt Retreat

Monday, November 24, 2014

Okay, so the retreat with LILYGAL is history for another year. The time flies but we do enjoy the time together and things we get to work on. This is the third year for me and hopeful I'll be able to attend next year however there is some talk about moving it up which may effect my ability with work. We shall see.

At any rate, we both worked on the same quilt but doing it with different fabrics. LG's is beautiful with the bright bold colors on the white background. I opted for batiks on what I thought was white only to realize that it is an off-white. Regardless I moved on. Mine will ALL be different with the manner by which I did my applique piece. She opted for matching satin stitch and I'm doing mine with a clear filament thread (not a good choice I might add) and some of the few I did originally I let go but my tension was clearly off so the bobbin thread pulled through. It looks like stitching on the umbrella. I have since corrected this and just the clear is on top. Not fun to work with. Lesson learned.

So here is a shot of a few I layed out so you can see the difference in mine from LG's. I opted for all black handles and did put the tip on the umbrella.




And here is just one closer and with the clear filament thread.



Now to keep working on them and getting them done so it can be put together. My goal is to take back next year to share. I took my orange/black/white quilt to share this year.

And LG made me the cutest wall hanging. I'll get it and take a photo to shrae as well. I think it will go right on my spark page to share with you all. She does lovely work.

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  • CHALLENGER15
    I especially love the purple batik.


    Is there a secret to cutting out those curved pieces? A machine, perhaps? As I begin to think more strongly about expanding beyond my straight lines, I need to know such things! emoticon


    Thank you for sharing - I learn so much by reading yours and LG's blogs.
    2160 days ago
  • LOUISEH54
    I remember all the fun you 2 had picking out the pattern and your different fabrics in Shipsee. I love the way it's turning out and can't wait to see it finished.
    2161 days ago
  • SHOAPIE
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    2161 days ago
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    So happy that you had fun and were able to make it this year and I sure hope they don't change the time for next year. :(

    I love your colors and fabrics!

    I also cannot wait to see your darling wall hangi emoticon ng!
    2161 days ago
  • LILYGAL
    I so enjoyed our time together. Now looking forward to Shipshe!! Maybe more material and a different pattern?
    2161 days ago
  • PJSTIME
    I love them all. And what fun for you two to be able to do this retreat together. Hopefully you can for many years to come.
    Fabric can make such a big difference and all are beautiful.
    2161 days ago
  • TUFFYBIRD
    I think the batiks are beautiful.

    There were a couple 'group project' quilts at the show I went to. It was interesting how that many people could use the same pattern but get a completely different look just by changing fabric. All were stunning and I couldn't choose a favourite ... just like yours and Lily's. I can't wait to see the finished products.
    2161 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/24/2014 6:59:35 PM
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