I have a big job ahead of me tonight. I have a quilt to put together! I’d better get busy because its going to take a while.
About 10 days ago, I showed you this photo.
After a bout with the flu, I finally got everything cut out. Then last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday it was quilt retreat time! We take over the board room in My Hero’s office and sew to our hearts content. This is what I finished.
Here’s what the pattern looks like.
If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time at all, you’ll know that an Amish quilt is not something I’d normally make. This pattern is called Amish With A Twist. 2 by Nancy Rink. Most places are selling it as a block of the month. I purchased the whole kit from Hancock’s of Paducah. (According to their website, it’s out of stock right now.) I’m not sure what appealed to me about this quilt, and I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. I just wanted to make it.
A retreat is a perfect way to get a lot done in a concentrated amount of time. My sister is working on a quilt for one of her daughters. My mother in law made an entire quilt!
One person that had a little harder time getting her project done was Heather. She had some “help” that slowed her down. I don’t think she minded much, because her little helper is really cute!
This is Heather of Anka’s Treasures and her son Carter. His daddy came to get him a little later, and then Heather kicked it into high gear. I could gloat and tell you I know what’s going to be in her next book, but I’m nicer than that! You could skip over to her blog and check out her next line of fabric though!
And now it’s time to get some sleep. If you’re looking for me tomorrow, I’ll be in my clean sewing room, working on my Amish quilt.