Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tomorrow's Retreat

Fiddling around today deciding which blocks to do with the fabrics I have picked out to take to the retreat this weekend for fusing.   I have the patterns for My Whimsical Garden which I showed in an earlier post and I do like those.   However, I have been checking out all the gorgeous applique done on http://gloriousapplique.blogspot.com/  and am so in love with what is being done using mainly Kaffe Fasset fabrics and the beautifully designed reproduction quilts by Kim McLean that I decided to go with this more folk art pattern and use the pretty bright fabrics.  So I just put a few pieces on a block and the big chunk of fabric lying there with some polka dot in the center will probably be the main flower in that block.  I really love the way it looks.  Laying out the blocks is my favorite part of quilting - I adore working with all the colors.
Here is another one of the blocks that will be used.   This will be a wallhanging and not too big, but it should be bright and pretty.  Supposed to be really cold this weekend.  (Click to enlarge)

2 comments:

Sue said...

Those look some good designs. Have fun at your retreat!
Is this one in Michigan or some other state?
I would love to go to a quilter's retreat some time.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hello Carol,

Have a great time on your retreat!!! I know you will.

Hugs, Carolyn