Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Retreat Round-Up Part 2

Hi everyone,

I finally got around to photographing the other things I worked on while at retreat!

Life is so busy…it was a whole week before I unpacked my sewing machine after getting back home. I think I was all sewed out! But I have worked on a couple of blocks today so the mojo must be back!


This is a pile of 68 blocks…only 100 to go! I got 50 done on retreat, I started this quilt about a year ago and it only seems to get worked on at sewing days – I don’t look at it at home!


I found this apron panel at Patchwork Angel. It is Kate Spain fabric….I thought when I saw it “Yay, something I can totally finish on retreat”! I lined it with white homespun and saved the little applique images to use on something else.


This is my progress on Hooterville….I have to admit I have done one of the branches since getting home from retreat. A great project to do when watching TV! Do you think the branches are too thin? Not that I can do much about it now, hopefully it will look proportional when I start adding the leaves and owls.

So that is it! It was a great retreat and I got heaps done so I am stoked!

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Anonymous said...

No I love the branches, starting to look like it should...

Oops-Lah said...

I wasn't aware that the branches are done by reverse applique. They looks good to me but you could always make the lover branches a bit wider if you wanted to. And your blocks look great too. You got quite a bit done while away. Good for you!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Cool apron! I really love your branches - it's going to be beautiful! I'd love to know more about your process for doing it :o)

Elyte said...

It's amazing how much you can get done on a retreat and have fun as well. Lovely apron Jess.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Looks like retreat was a success! Love that apron and totally love your branches!

Deidre said...

Branches are looking good. Did you find a pair of Karen Kay Buckley's scissors?