Monday, November 7, 2011

Retreat Report

Vicki and I had a retreat at her beautiful house this past weekend. This is all that I accomplished - about 100 4patchs for the blue irish chain variation that I wrote about in my last post. We had a great time out in the country, watching Cranford (Masterpiece Theater), drinking tea, and sewing.
The blocks will need to go on my design wall, so these hourglass blocks that I made from swatches will have to come down. They were made quite a while ago, and I just wanted to see how they were looking. Today, I played catch-up around the house, but tomorrow, I hope to get back to the "blues".

9 comments:

The Civil War Quilter said...

Sounds like a good time to me! Love those blue 4-patches too. You're off to a good start!

Janet O. said...

I love Cranford. I get too caught up in the show and forget to sew! Sounds like a fun time. I love the blues in the 4-patch blocks. And those hourglass blocks will make a great quilt--like Kathie Holland's quilt on the cover of one of the current quilt mags.

Miri said...

Love your hourglass blocks...gorgeous fabrics! You have beautiful browns in your 4-patches-I always find it hard to find beautiful browns.

Barb said...

pretty four patches and the hourglass blocks are wonderful, great colors.
I love cranford, great one.
Tea? no wine or margaritas, lol?

Lori said...

I love a 4 patch and the blues is going to be great.
It's always fun to spend time with friends!!

Dawn said...

Good progress on the four patches. Such a nice color pallet. I'm stashing hour glasses from scraps for a medallion. Your are fabulously rich in color!

Karen said...

The fabrics are wonderful, the retreat sounds perfect!

desertskyquilts said...

Love your blog with Vicki. Gives me an idea to get my friend posting. Thanks! The blocks look great. It's like ones I'm doing for a swap. My taste runs along with both of you, so I'll be back to see what else is going on. The retreat sounds wonderful!

Lisa said...

I'll be studying the fabrics in those hourglasses for quite a while!