I haven't been posting enough lately. More internet issues which I will not bore you with. I belong to a small quilt guild in Wales, UT. We have members from all the small towns in the area (Wales has maybe 100-150 people). It is a fun group. Our fearless leader, Brenda, gave out challenges last year. The last one we just finished up and had the reveal on Wednesday. Brenda passed around a bowl that had slips of paper with children's book titles on them. We each drew a title and were instructed to make a quilt inspired by that book. Each person had a different book. I got "Treasure Island". I haven't actually read the book, but I thought it was about pirates and treasures. Even though I had an idea right away, I waited until Monday to start my piece.
|I need to add more "treasures" but I ran out of time.|
It was a fun challenge! We had a lot of fun interpretations of the theme. The rules were very simple, even just using a fabric that went with the theme of your book was legal. See the rest of the quilts at the Quilt Keepers blog.
|My tub of UFO's|
I am heading off to a quilting retreat with friends next week. There are 5 of us and we just rented a condo and plan to spend 5 days and 4 nights quilting, hiking, drinking wine and who knows what other hi-jinks we will get up to. I decided to bring some UFO's to work on. This is a big plastic tub filled with bags of partial projects. Good, easy, mindless sewing ones that I can work on without having to stress. I will check back next week and let you know how many I got sewn.
BTW, I am going to be teaching a very fun, small town retreat the second week of March. It is always a good time! Check out the details at my schedule. Brenda and her daughter, Bonnie are Pie Plate Patterns and they have been doing this Super Spring retreat for about 5 years now.
This is my Off the Wall post for this week, check out what everyone else is up to at Nina-Marie's blog.