Monday, May 18, 2009

Home Again, Jiggity Jig

I got home from Indiana yesterday and I've got laundry to do and some unpacking to do in my sewing room. It's nice to go, go, go but it's nice to come home too.
One of the ladies at the retreat shared the pattern dimensions to make some little baskets. It's on somebody's blog but I can't remember whose. I had seen them before and thought it would be fun to make one or two but never took the time to do it. So, at the retreat, I went through a bunch of scraps a few of the girls brought and made up four of these. I'll see if I can get the link to the blog where the basket tutorial is located.

There were several swaps at the retreat, all optional - a pincushion swap, a brown bag swap, a mini quilt swap, a mini churn dash swap and lots of prizes. I only did the mini quilt and churn dash blocks. I love my mini quilt. I am the one on the far right. The person next to me, Conni, made my little quilt. Isn't it cute!

This is the group that attended this year. Most of us have retreated together for the last six years. There are some new girls but that makes it fun too.

And when we were flying home, I thought the fields we were flying over looked like some sort of pieced quilt. Kind of a cross between bullseye blocks and patchwork. :o)

4 comments:

Connie W said...

Liz, I love the photos, I can copy/paste those which I don't have (the line-up of us with our minis). I found the basket tutorial on the blog "Pink Penguin" and I have her blog in my blog's sidebar. It was so fun meeting you and the others, I had a wonderful retreat. Now go do laundry. (me too)
Connie W aka Cootie Bug, the one with 2-eyes

Laura-IH said...

Hi, Liz! It was so good to see you! Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound!

Kelley said...

I'm not sure about the quilt blocks outside the plane window...I see pacman :P

Terry said...

You were in Indiana and you didn't come see me? I'm right next door in Ohio! LOL I remeber seeing those circles when I flew out to California a very long time ago. Glad you had a good trip! :0)