Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Retreat Quilt

At our guild's retreat earlier this month we each signed and wore a nametag that Erin made just for the retreat. We asked each person to bring 3" squares to make some scrappy 4-patches using the leaders/enders method of Bonnie Hunter. We collected all the nametags and the 4-patches at the end of the retreat because Erin had the idea to make a quilt from them, and then to give that quilt to one of the attendees. This past Wednesday and today Erin came over to my house and we put together the quilt top. Here we are working on the top Erin and Nancy with retreat quilt and here it is finished. Retreat Quilt She has backing, I have batting, we just need to write a message in the center block and get it quilted. I had never done a quilt on-point so it was great to learn how to do that. She had a book that showed how to determine the size of the corner and setting triangles. I also found a good description of how to do it on Janet Wickell's site. It was lots of fun to work on the quilt together, and to spend some time visiting too. Erin, it was fun working with you on the Retreat, and the Retreat quilt!

6 comments:

Amelia said...

I bet you two did have fun...and settled all the world's problems at the same time.... and if you had something good to eat (chocolate?) then it would have been just perfect.

Have a fun safe weekend.

Amelia in Oklahoma

Candace said...

The quilt is wonderful, and even as amazing is your sewing room is so neat, even with two quilters working. It's a very pretty room.

vtquilter said...

That quilt came out great!

Kristie said...

Looks like a blast!!! I love the leaders and enders, I have actually been doing alot of that in the past few weeks. I have just made 2 quilts from her website within the past 2 weeks, not counting the OC. I just love your colors that you have used for the OC.
Kristie

Connie said...

Way cool! What a neat idea for leaders/enders! Your quilt is just so cheery and bright--love it!

Julie said...

Love the quilt! What a great idea.