I headed to a fall quilt retreat, last weekend, with one of the quilt guilds I belong to. Four days up north of the city in cottage country, with great ladies, my favourite hobby, lots of good food and snacks and wonderful scenery. Just what I needed after a crazy few months of work and life in general.
Here are some of the views of the resort where we stayed
Beautiful, isn’t it?
As beautiful as it was it was chilly outside which kept me inside quilting up a storm.
I had started the and constructed the 3.5″ squares for a Galaxy quilt by Deb Tucker before I arrived at the retreat. A good thing, as there was some swearing involved in getting my pieces the right size and not an 1/8th of an inch shy of the right size. However, my perseverance paid off and the top (other than the outer purple border which is not on yet) went together very nicely:
I also had cut out a quilt for Marc before the retreat but had not sewn it together. He’d wanted a quilt made of solids in three colours. I’d found this quilt called Geometric Graduation 2 by Greta Grama that fit the bill perfectly. It too needs outer borders but the rest is together:
It was fun to do but after a while I did need a break from dealing with solid black material with solid black thread. The 132 blocks were easy to put together, however,placement did take a bit of concentration. This too needs outer borders. I just wasn’t in the mood to tackle outer borders at retreat (that and I just didn’t have enough time).
Last but least I made a simple Mary’s Strippie quilt top with some Toronto Maple Leaf juvenile fabric:
I was productive. I have another Maple Leaf Strippie cut out that I didn’t get to and I, of course, have to get the borders on the two quilts I started.
All very different in style but I liked that as it gave me a very nice variety of things to work on and stopped me from getting bored.
A few more pictures from the restort where the fall quilt retreat was held:
13 thoughts on “Fall Quilt Retreat”
Sounds like you had a very productive weekend in tranquil surroundings. I can’t wait to see your finished quilts.
Bonnie, It really was a good weekend. Hopefully, I will get the borders on one of the two bigger quilts this weekend.
Great retreat 😉 I love the color combo for your Galaxy quilt !
What a lovely venue for quilting. Your Galaxy quilt is beautiful! My colors, for sure!!!!
Good Morning! Oh my – what a beautiful place to be forced to spend time at! Wow, and the lake shore is right there. What great projects you took along to work on. I just LOVE the yellow, black and red piece. I can also see why you would get tired of black rather quickly. It will be stunning with borders added. I wonder how you plan to quilt it and I cannot wait to see it finished. You were quite productive – you should be quite proud of yourself. ~smile~ Roseanne
What a beautiful location! And, wow, did you ever get a lot done! Whoa! I really do love the Geometric quilt, but I can see how you’d need a break from all that black. It looks amazing. And your Galaxy quilt top is stunning! I always loves those quick and easy to put together quilts too. What a great weekend!
Retreats are divine! Oh how I would love to do one in such a beautiful place.
Your retreat was very productive. The three color geometric is really interesting with it’s movement from yellow to red. The green and purple are perfect colors for your star quilt. What fun projects, friends, food and a great location.
Beautiful resort, and beautiful quilts!
What a beautiful spot for a retreat! There is nothing like a few days of quilting and food and great company! Having blocks or quilts cut ahead of time makes for a lot of productivity! Beautiful quilts too!
You are a lucky lady – a retreat in beautiful nature and having time just for patchwork and quilting. Thanks for sharing, the Galaxy Quilt ist just fabulous (even without the purple border)!
What a beautiful place for a retreat! and the projects you got done!! Great job!!
I love going on retreat! Your location looks perfect. I’d love that lake view and those fall leaves are sublime! Nothing better than cool weather for staying indoors to quilt. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.