Monday, October 25, 2021

Idaho Quilt Retreat.....Day 3 & 4

I continue to work with my hand dyes... 

I challenged myself to see just how far

I could go with curved piecing...

this top has no puckers, flat as a board !

I am using leftover strips and scraps

to create a border treatment 

for the curved top...

Playing around with improv blocks...

I am liking the bold X blocks

to balance out all of those curves...

I also tried improv flying geese,

but they aren't the right fit...

The improv floating triangles blocks

seem to work in the borders...

Okay, I have a plan...

now to create more blocks for the borders...

During the retreat, each quilter signs up

to prepare one meal for the group...

Tonight it is Penny's turn to cook dinner.

To calm down the borders,

I chose to keep the block colors the same

for each side of the borders...

This border treatment is working...

All of the border blocks have been stitched,

now to piece them into border units...

I am calling this.....Fiestaware !

I have Fiestaware dishes in my kitchen.

We enjoyed gorgeous sunshine all week long...

it is time to take the quilt tops outdoors:

Pick Up Stix Quilt Top

Improv Quilt....Number 1

Improv Quilt...Number 2

Improv Quilt.....Fiestaware

Each night there was a lovely moon...

Yes, the quilters could be heard out on the deck

howling at the moon!

It was a great retreat and just what

I needed before winter sets in.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,



  1. I can feel the joy in all three quilts. You are clearly having a wonderful time with your friends!

    1. Hi Vicki, What brought me the greatest joy was using my hand dyes. It is good to get them out of the fabric cupboard and into some quilt tops. Now to get them quilted...FUN! Many thanks for your comments.