Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pig and Quilts from the Retreat

I have been collecting pigs of all kinds for years and years.  Now, I am pretty particular about the pigs that come into my house.  They have to unusual, wonderful and exude a personality.  Below are pictures of my latest find.  He is completely made of wood and I found him for 12 dollars at Tuesday Morning.  He was a little on the dusty side, but after being wiped down, he looks wonderful.  He is sitting on my ironing board for his picture, but now resides on one of my shelves in my office. 
I love how his ears go forward over his eyes and the way his nose is made.  Too cute!! 

As promised, here is a picture of my jelly roll quilt from last years retreat with the poppies on the bottom and quilted by Abby.  It is not bound yet, I plan on putting a black kona binding on it.  My friend Liz and I are holding it up for everyone at retreat this year to see.   

Below is a picture of Gerrie's blocks at retreat.  I taught the disappearing 4 patch quilt and she was fast and put up her blocks in our little room where we were sewing.  I had mine laid out on the floor in the next room, but failed to take a picture of them or anyone else's blocks that were laid out in there.  

Emily decided that the 4 patch would be too hard (one extra cut) and so decided to make a disappearing 9 patch.  She used two fabrics and made x blocks and o blocks with her squares and then cut them up.  We played around with a layout and came up with this one.  She decided to make it into quadrants and then turned them so they met up in the middle.  I am going to have to make this one myself.  It is wonderful and only her second attempt at making a quilt.  (she made the jelly roll one last year and just needs to add borders for it to be a finished top)

Another newby we had is Frances.  She used a charm pack and a jelly roll to create her quilt top below.  She had only sewn in Junior High Home Economics so it had been a long time since she had sewn anything!  She did an awesome job on this fun, cheery quilt top. 

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