Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Retreat Sewing

This past weekend my quilt guild had a retreat up in the beautiful Estes Park. It's hard to be in such a beautiful setting and not be inspired to create. I woke early every morning and made sure to sit in the sunshine with my tea and soak in the magic of the mountain air. We took a couple of walks and made the most of our time up there.

One of my favorite things was all the time I had to sew. I haven't had this much dedicated sewing time in forever. I was able to check off quite a bit of work from my quilting to do list! 

I finished a mini quilt for my swap partner (for the #schnitzelandboominiswap) in reds and blues. 

I finished a block for the Boulder County Flood Quilt project. I'm discovering more and more that I am not very good with creating my own patterns. I dubbed this one the pyramids block. It's a far cry from the Flatirons I was trying to capture.

I also made a second block to submit from a pattern called the Colorado Star. It turned out beautifully and I'm pretty proud to donate it to the project. 

I worked on bee blocks and a few steampunk blocks. My favorite finish was my second girl's economy block I-spy quilt. I backed it with vintage fabric and used some Denyse Schmidt for the binding. It turned out beautifully! I'm listing it for sale in my Etsy shop and hoping to send it to a home soon!

I'm spending the next few days working on reorganizing my sewing space and then it's back to the machine!!

1 comment:

Anne said...

Wow you got lots done! I'm impressed. The Colorado Star block is great.