Sunday, February 22, 2009

70's Quilt Done!

OK, this quilt doesn't really look like the 70's that much - it's just what it got named in the process. When I think of the 70's, I just picture lots of different patterns/colors that don't necessarily go together so much. It's definitely the busiest quilt I've ever made!

The pattern is super simple - kind of a "stack & slash" style pattern. I started this at a retreat... a really long time ago... years maybe.

And even the back is a huge mish-mash of fabric. I hoped to get a little cohesiveness out of the green strips... It's still really busy!

Anyway, it's done, big, and my new "retreat quilt." I like it because it covers my toes when I nap (don't you hate it when the covers are too short?).


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Retreats & Baskets

Don't you just love quilt retreats?!

Our quilt group had a retreat recently, and I got a bee in my bonnet (as my dad used to say) to make fabric baskets for the ladies. I saw this tutorial by Pink Penguin, and thought it sounded so cool. I'd also seen several others that people had made, and just had to try it! I made one for my mom too! I did some with the patchwork style, and some with a "panel" instead (not quite as cute, but faster)!

Carmel Corn definitely makes the whole thing better! They each got a bag of their own!