Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cuddle Quilt

I've been working on a couple of baby quilts for a retreat I will be attending in Indiana mid May. As an "entrance fee" to the retreat, we are to make and bring a baby quilt for the local crisis pregnancy center. I have made two -- one for a boy and one for a girl! The baby boy quilt, shown at left, is made of flannel, and is so cuddly soft! The little girl quilt needs the borders sewn on, and then it will be ready to be quilted. Will post a photo as soon as the borders are on!!

I am so looking forward to the retreat in May! It is with a group of wonderful women from an online quilting group that I have been a part of for many years. We come from all corners of the U.S., as well as one from Canada, to Indiana for 4 days of quilting and laughter.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Shop Hoppin'

Yesterday, I participated in my first Shop Hop of the year! It was a small Shop Hop, as most of the stores are very rurally located, and travel between the shops was long. But the weather was great, and I managed to hit all 6 shops, and submit my card for entry to win some great prizes.

At left are a few of the goodies I bought on my Hop! I'm planning on making a tote bag with the "Fresh" charm pack and coordinating fabrics, and a quilt with the Mary Engelbreit "Recipe for Friendship" layer cake and coordinating fabric. The pattern, called "Bloom", is so sweet, and I will make this one up using my 30's reproduction fabric stash.

Each of the participating shops on the Hop were giving away packets of quilt seeds...twenty 2-1/2" squares of coordinating fabrics! In addition, each shop gave away a free pattern representing their take on the "Springtime Garden" theme using the quilt seeds. I came home with several really cute embroidery and wallhanging patterns. I'm ready to get started on a few, but they will have to wait until I finish up a few more UFO's!!