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.