Every October my quilting group has a retreat. We go to a special place, at a special time, for a special activity. Each time the retreat seems to take on a life of its own. This year, it seemed to have an aura of beginnings, of starts, of onsets. Sometimes people are finishing quilts or projects, binding, sewing on labels or putting on the finishing touches, but this time brought out new squares, not-seen-before projects, uncut fabrics and patterns to try out. It was all very exciting and challenging. New projects, new quilts, new ideas. What fun!
This unfinished piece is a wall hanging made out of wool, in the Noah’s Ark theme.
Another closeup of the animals in wool. What a great beginning!
This beautiful start of a quilt is made from handkerchiefs. It will be spectacular when finished.
Aren’t these aprons bright and beautiful? AND they are DONE!
This quilt was started just in time for Halloween. What a cutie!
A closeup of one of the Halloween quilt squares. What a hoot!
A witch to contend with!
This interesting piece is a pillow top made with a handkerchief and thread painting.
This adorable doll dress was the first of about six dresses made. What a lucky girl and her doll will receive these for Christmas!
Doesn’t this quilt look like Argyle socks? I think it will be just as comfortable and cozy.
This almost done baby quilt is for a baby named Scout. How perfect is that?
The shimmering cross made with all fabrics that have gold threads in them. Gorgeous!
Won’t this one be beautiful when it is finished? It’s certainly on its way!
This quilt is made of college colors and looks stunning. I can hardly wait until it is all sewn together!
This will be one stunning Christmas quilt when completed.
How fabulous is this sampler! The quilter worked all day attaching the piano keys border!
All of these projects were so inspirational. Each one made me want to break out new fabric, new patterns, new thread, and to start new quilts. The problem with all new beginnings is that they have to be finished eventually!