Friday, February 5, 2010

Mini retreat

My aunt and I had a mini-retreat this week. I went to see her on Tuesday so we could make some of the squares we are to take to Texas.






























I did these last weekend. Gwen suggested making some black and white sawtooth. She said Freddy likes to use that to break things up.

This is 4 Broken Dishes put together. I love the way this looks.
















This is a 4 blocks that I will use for a Wild Goose Border. These blocks are actually fairly small so I will need a bunch more.





























My aunt and I made some Liberated Shoo Flys. Her fabric was beautiful.

















This is my first liberated shoo fly.



















We also did some spiky saw tooth border. This is great fun and so liberated.


















My shoo fly blocks.


















I just love the look of the Spiky Border with the Liberated Shoo Fly. I am trying to be totally "Gwen" in my choice of fabrics.


















My aunt and I had a great time. She had made a delicious carrot soup and for dinner we had a southwestern chicken soup. She wanted something easy so we could spend more time sewing. I was also able to visit with my daughter. My daughter is always so much fun to be around!

My goal this weekend is to do some black and white 4 patches and put them on point to possible use for a border. We have rain today and maybe some snow tomorrow.

Is winter ever going to be over?!!!!

13 comments:

elle said...

OH! What a super treat! I luv the spiky border, sawtooths and the flying geeses and the wonky shoo flys and the fabrics and, and and 8^) I need to set a focus for wonky week! LOL

Barb said...

Oh wow...that is wonderful!!

Kris said...

That looks like a fun way to spend time! I'm so excited to hear about the Gwen and Freddy weekend!

Sharon said...

Oh, what fun you've had! I LOVE your spiky border!! I'm gonna have to try that one! All your blocks (and fabrics) look great.

whatktmadenext said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun and that spiky border is really cool!

ROZ said...

What great quilt blocks--keep up the good work

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

woohoo! this is going to be great. Love that last pic with a bunch of them together.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

woohoo! this is going to be great. Love that last pic with a bunch of them together.

Mrs Moen said...

Love your liberated quilt in progress. I'm just a teeny tiny bit jealous; I would love to take a class with Gwen too:-)

Quiltdivajulie said...

This looks like SO much fun ... love the mix of colors!!!!!

belinda said...

...WOW WEE....LOVE all your pieces to go in your 'parts' department...
I have my Gwen & Freddy retreat papers all filled out and sitting on top of my fax machine...as of this morning there was still an opening...Mr. Brown Dirt is encouraging me...B-U-T...I just can't bring myself to commit...??? What's wrong with me!!??? Afterall...the retreat is only a 6 hour drive for me!!

jovaliquilts said...

By the late date of this comment, you know how far behind I am in blog reading. Just wanted to say that I love that border!!

prashant said...

.that is wonderful!!
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