Results of my getaway to West River

Moving away from my Baltimore Guild friends was one of the things I knew I would feel sad about. That guild was a lot of fun, and one of the things they do that I miss the most is going on retreats. This is essentially a weekend getaway at a camp, in which you pack your car full of machines, fabric, thread and snacks, (and clothes and bedding) and set up like a sweatshop to sew, eat, laugh, and eat some more. The camp provides beds, showers, and food. It’s a little rough, these aren’t hotel rooms or anything, but the rest is wonderful.
I timed a trip back to Baltimore to go on a retreat with my previous guild, and my friends. I got SO MUCH DONE! Wow. Wait til you see…..

This is a table runner for my dining room, which is gold and black. A shop in Baltimore, Seminole Sampler, has these scrap bags for $3.00, and all of this fabric was pulled out of that bag and sewn together as is. Not bad!

This is a table runner for my kitchen island. I designed this pattern.

This is a baby quilt top made from a Moda Jelly Roll.

And this is more blocks made from that same Jelly Roll!

This is a quilt top made from fabric I won over at Quilter’s Buzz. The pattern is from Cotton Seed Glory, a shop in Annapolis MD, which takes 6 fat quarters to make this size. It’s cute!

I also made HUGE progress on my “super secret” project, which because I hope to enter it into shows, I cannot show ahead of time. Sorry! The background is almost done, and very soon, before the end of the year, I plan to quilt it!

I just need to find a retreat out in Chicago, so I can get this much done all of the time!!