These are the three gals who joined me - Elizabeth, Lisa and Leisa (with Elizabeth's and Leisa's finished quilt tops).
Elizabeth was our "official" photographer for the retreat so you can check out her BLOG to see our fun documented. She did an incredible post on it and I won't even try to compete with it. She also posted on IG at #beachsidequiltingretreat while we were there.
There were wonderful gifts exchanged. Look at all of the great new items I was showered with on my first retreat.
So....what did I accomplish?
My tree skirt is finished. Thank you, Connie, for the help in finding her old post where she made the beautiful tree skirt that I duplicated.
I managed to piece my Allietare quilt from Bonnie Hunter's QAL last winter. I love, love, love the colors in this. I'll get my borders on and get it quilted, hopefully, before the next QAL this winter.
I thought this Grinch paper pieced design was so cute and had so much fun stitching this one up. It is a free Kristi Lehame design from Peachblossom Patterns.
We made red X blocks for the #70273 Project Brigade. You can read all about it HERE. Be sure to check it out as I am sure you will want to join in on this project. If you as as touched as I was,you will want to make many more red x blocks because of their significance.
Are any of you familiar with Peppa Pig? The grandkids here love the show and I found some great flannel for a nightgown for an upcoming birthday gift.
There were several other finishes, but those are secret for the moment. I will show them later.
We contributed a bit to the economy on our outings (as you will see on Elizabeth's posts) but in one antique shop there WERE two of these gorgeous Le Crueset pumpkin pans. We scored big time on these. They worked really well on making bread for dinner when we got home. They also look beautiful sitting on the stove for fall!
Returning home I had a lovely package in the mail from Wendy of Ivory Spring. I had won these beautiful Rosewater FQ by Windham. Thanks, Wendy. I will enjoy these beautiful prints.
Now to finish unpacking and getting the sewing room back together!