Loose Threads: Brinton Hall, Retreating and Hexagons

Monday, August 17, 2015

Brinton Hall, Retreating and Hexagons

Hello Everyone    I didn't intend to take a blog break, but I guess it happened anyway.   I've had a busy two weeks and have been enjoying summer.  I have pieced the scrappy 1" hexagons that surround the center medallions of my Brinton Hall quilt.  The quilt pattern for Brinton Hall is published in two parts in Quiltmania magazine #107 and #108.  My next step is to sew the scrappy hexagons onto the center and then add the border.

My nephew was married in a beautiful garden ceremony a couple of weeks ago.  We were able to spend several days with family from out of town.  

Then a quilting friend, Nancy M., had a group of us over to her beautiful home for 3 days of sewing, talking, and eating (and not necessarily in that order).  Here is one of the porches where we spent time during our retreat.

Here is another porch where we had dinner our first evening.

Nancy's home was filled with quilts - both antique and ones that she has made.  Here are just a very few of them.  This one is a Piece O' Cake design.

Here are two quilts in one of the upstairs bedrooms.

This was where I slept.  I don't know the pattern, but I love the quilt.

This is Nancy's version of the Happy Village done in a Halloween theme.  This technique looks like fun.  When I get caught up (whenever that is), I would like to try making one of these.

Nancy also makes postcards to send to her friends and family.  She was working on these Valentine postcards at our retreat.  She gave me a tutorial and after looking at her supplies, I've started collecting things to make a few postcards of my own.

I can't tell you how inspired I am after spending time with this group of quilters.  

Somewhere in the last couple of weeks I pulled some Christmas yarn out of my stash and started to crochet another Granny Stripe Afghan.  You can find my pattern on my crochet blog here.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

I hope you are finding some time to do some stitching today.  


Julierose said...

Hi Lu Ann--Love that Brinton Hall--I would love to find a pattern for that round of hexagons over a big window. Yours are just lovely. hugs, Julierose

Julierose said...

P.S. i found those two issues and was able to order them....pricey, but I am hoping to make this my next hand project--very long term thinking, right?? lol Hugs, Julierose

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful quilts at your friends place........

sunny said...

I want to go to retreat there!! All of your pictures are so beautiful. How wonderful to have family time for a wedding. I'll be doing that in September, and can't wait!!

Charo said...

I'd love to go to a retreat in a place like this. Those quilts are so beautiful... a retreat with friends is always inspiring. i love your work with hexies!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your Brinton Hall is looking beautiful so far--love it! Nancy certainly has an inspiring home perfect for sewing with friends!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just love your Brinton Hall so far - absolutely fabulous. I wish I had a group of friends to retreat with - at a house like your friend Nancy!!

TLC said...

While Brenda has been voted the "Queen of the Blanket Circus", I think you should be voted the "Queen of Hexagons." Stunning!

Kel said...

Looking lovely LuAnn x

Karen said...

The bride is beautiful in her wedding gown. Perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

LuAnn, your Brinton Hall is going to be so pretty - you are way ahead of me - I running as fast as I can -
I am not sure, but I think the quilt (on the bed you slept in) is a Piece of Cake pattern.
I would love to have a group to do a retreat with.... I think I need to move up North where the REAL quilters are! (LOL)
Like the Xmas crochet - will check it out.

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