Monday, September 21, 2009

Doll Quilt Swap #7 received!

I returned from the SpoolSpinner retreat last night, and found this wonderful doll quilt had arrived from Trisha Chubbs in Washington state. WOW! She really did a good job figuring out my special interests. It's black and white and RED, and she used Liberated Piecing.

Look at that two-color binding! Look at that wonderfully wonky log cabin! Look at those cock-eyed flying geese! And the luscious big floral print!

I am thrilled! I have it on the back of one of the loveseats in the living room, the one I am directly facing from my seat at the dining table. I can look at it all the time.

Thank you, Trisha!


Now the first report from the retreat.

This Strip Twist top from last February received a border. I had nothing I liked in my own stash. We are able to go to two quilt shops near our retreat site, and at the first I found this orange with a pinkish red stripe. Suddenly I saw a lot of orange in this top-- so it became a perfect, and bright fabric for the border. This was a quick project to finish on Friday [after the shopping trip]. Probably this will only now be quilted and get bias binding to be finished.

More retreat news later.



After Thursday's eye injection I regained focused vision by 8 pm

All our meals were provided at the retreat--no cooking for me!

Lots of laughter among the quilters


Sandy said...

Love that quilt and the orange really makes it!

GRACE said...

oooh sara! wow, that makes my wednesday morning ZING! beautiful...and i love your zig-zag too....very nice!

Trisha said...

Yay! So glad you are happy with it! It was fun to step out of my comfort zone.