Monday, October 17, 2011

I Missed the Retreat (but here are some pictures!)

I'm loving my time in MN with daughter Beka and the grands....little Anastacia is 11 days old now. She is a cuddly little bundle who hardly cries. She seems to be alert more and more each day. But this year, in order to be at her birth, I missed the Scottie Dog Quilts Fall Mystery Quilting Retreat. I haven't missed one of our retreats in the past 11 years or so. Liz and Crystal hosted this one. I know they did a fine job without me and I was quite gratified to hear that at one point on Saturday afternoon Sydney wandered into the sewing room and loudly queried, "Raise your hand if you miss Gamma!" And I'm told every hand went up. Thanks, gals, you made me feel great!
Liz posted a few photos on Facebook and I copied them for this blog. The pattern was from Clothworks called Tulips by Barb Tourtilloette. Here is the pattern. It is quick and yet displays large prints well. Here's Suzanne's quilt.

I think this one is Shari's (with our new Block of the month in the background).
I like the lime background in this one.Crystal used 1930's prints (no surprise there!) and it is wonderful.

And Marie's is a beauty too! Don't you love to see one quilt done so differently and every one of them a winner!Two of the gals brought their "Juicy Fruit" quilts from a couple of years back. Here's Marie's:
I think this next one is Lindsay's. Just the difference the fabric makes.

I missed the retreat...the fun, the laughter, renewing old friendships and meeting new quilters, dinner at Rita's Mexican Cantina and The Banana Hut (Hawaiian!)....I did get to see the quilts and I Skyped a bit. See you next Spring!


JonHebert said...

These are wonderful quilts. Sorry you couldn't make the retreat, either!It is not only the month for Halloween, but breast cancer awareness month!!! Treat yourself or a loved one because you care! I am just stopping by with a reminder to do your self breast exam.
Here's a fun place to start! Everybody loves boob lube!

Tanya said...

It is always fun to see the personalities of each person come out in the same quilts that look so different.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed the fun!

Christine Thresh said...

I am amazed every time I see quilts made with the same pattern and yet look so different. The Tulip quilts are all special and individual.