Friday, March 18, 2011

Retreat Joy

Last weekend, I had the sheer pleasure to sew with these lovely ladies at a retreat sponsored by the fabulous Victoria. Boy were they inspiring!

Non-photo taking me didn't have my camera there for show and tell...and then didn't take pictures of everyone's projects, but oh my....if you visit their blogs, what wonders you will see!

Scrap-diving highlighted the weekend! See, even Jessica's son agrees!


Although, we didn't agree of everything. He apparently wanted a scrap for a ghost jacket and I kept looking for little bits of yellow. (Good thing he let go of that Jennifer Paganelli scrap and we didn't have to duke it out!)

I came home with the starts of brown, red and cheddar quilt...

some lovely yellow blocks...

as well as some scrap inspirations for several other projects. I'm dreaming up a red quilt (with splashes of deep purple), a feminine tan and purple quilt (maybe to include the little "Lady of Guadalupe" fabric from Victoria?) and something with the sweet yellow scraps from a baby dress.

Oh my, I had fun playing! So thank you ALL for such a lovely weekend. Your creativity, your scraps and your projects gave me so many new and wonderful ideas. Truly a pleasure to sew with you. Hope to do it again soon!

6 comments:

Jessica said...

i saw him with that JP fabric and my eyes darted to you.. thought you hadn't noticed. hehe

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

You got a lot done my friend! and the inspiration of many more! love that! we're off... see you in a week... I may get the empire show saturday afternoon when I get in from the airport....instead.. i have a meeting Sunday morning to get to... see you then!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! You did even more than I saw! It'll be fun to see more. I so enjoyed meeting you and singing with you. haha!

Helen said...

It was pure joy sewing with you, Andrea. Kept eyeing your colors and wanting to steal some of your ideas. Now I find out where you get them....In your dreams!

Jackie said...

It was so fun having you next to me at the retreat!! You truly are inspirational. I think though that if you had to duke it out for the JP fabric, I am not sure that you would have won! By the way, I had several readers who drooled over your roses quilt and e-mailed me to see if there was a pattern!!

Kim said...

I love your creativity and you inspired us too. Love your rose quilt.. have you finished the binding? what fun we all had :0)

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