Monday, October 12, 2009

The Retreat Finale!

The little treat boxes were filled with sugary sweets!

I fell for this quilt and since I have a new embroidery machine I know that I have to make it I love it.

The ladies skirts are vintage hankies, see their sweet pantaloons? I have quite a few vintage hankies..........

This quilter made several of these quilts, little raw edged scraps stiched to a plain background, what a great idea! She says that they are even more effective after laundering when the raw edges fray.
A few weeks ago I showed one of my D9P baby quilts to my Wednesday group and now they are on a roll and producing D9P's like crazy! Click on D9P to see a quick little sample of the basic block construction.
I think these are for grandchildren ........
and great grandchildren!
A scrappier version of D9P. There are other ways to set these blocks see webshots here .A beautiful south-western looking design, a great quilt for a guy I think, nice straight lines and a simple but graphic setting. The light color seems to sparkle.

While I was in the "brain dead" zone on Saturday night, and when I had run out of crushed walnut shells for the pin cushions, I took some left over batting scraps and using more selvedges made these pot holders!

Simply foundation pieced to the batting scraps, then I added a layer of Insulbrite & bound them with- you guessed it- more selvedges. I know, you think I'm crazy too!


Aunt Spicy said...

Wow, that whole weekend looks like a blast, and such amazing quilts! How fun!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Wonderful quilts Ros! I love the Hanky one!!

Rebecka said...

I love the vintage hankies used in the quilt. I have not seen that before and it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the quilts from your retreat!! Looks like a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

Honestly. One of these days, I've just got to get my great-grandmother's quilts out, take a picture, send it to you and get your opinion on how to preserve them and/or how best to use them now.

Love the pictures of all the beautiful quilts. In my next life, when I know how to sew, I will make lovely quilts! :)

Miri said...

Adorable hanky quilt! Love seeing all the D9Ps and your pot holders!