Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What's Happening!

It's been very quilty-intense for me lately.  My lovely little guild, the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, hosted its very first Retreat.  I enjoyed an action-packed weekend with 25 of my awesome guildmates at the Holiday Inn in Truro, NS.  Click on the link above to read all about it and see lots of pictures.   I took three projects to work on.  The first one is called "Urban Candy" by
 Sew Kind of Wonderful.  I got about half of the blocks made.  

These are the fabrics I am using to make "Urban Candy" with a solid white for background.  I purchased these fabrics in 2012 and figured it was time to get them cut up

For the second project I sewed together 48 square-in-a-square blocks into a quilt top for a charity quilt for the IWK hospital, a project sponsored by my guild. 

I didn't do any work on the third project that I brought with me. I was hoping to get some work done on completing the cover for my round tuffet but that will have to wait.  

There were three retreat mysteries to partake in during the weekend.  Here I am working on the first mystery.  A paper-pieced pattern of the sailboat from our guild logo.

The second mystery project was a cute little pincushion to attach to your sewing machine and I saved the third mystery project, a lovely binding kit,  to sew at home. 

A highlight of my weekend at retreat was spending time with my sweet friend and guildmate, Lesley,  who blogs @The Cuddle Quilter.  Because she lives a few hours away we don't get to see each other very often so this was a real treat. 

Another fun thing was Swag Bags!  19 members participated by providing a gift for each other.  It was like Christmas when we opened our swag bags.  Everyone was so generous.  

I made these little snap pouches for everyone.  

 We also had a ton of prizes donated (click here to see our list of generous sponsors) that were given out during the retreat.  I won a lovely fat quarter pack donated by Patch Halifax.   

 It took me two days to recover from the retreat weekend and then it was on to preparing for my trip to Moncton,this past weekend,with our President, Adrienne, to present a trunk show of works of our guild members to the New Brunswick Gathering of the Guilds.  We had a fantastic time and met lots of wonderful NBquilters. 
Today I am rested up and enjoying some improv curve sewing.  
Hope you have time today to spend on a project.   


  1. So glad the retreat was such a success! I can't wait to see your Urban Candy quilt top. You're making a tuffet? You go, girl!

  2. You've been a busy woman! I love the Urban Candy pattern, can't wait to see what you do with the quilting. 😊 And lucky you winning that gorgeous fabric!

  3. What a lot of fun packed into one weekend. Your little snap bags are very cute, and oh so useful. Glad to hear you're all rested up from the fun and games.

  4. It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks. It took me a few days to recover as well. I've been debating trying the quick curve ruler.

  5. Sounds like you had a fabulous time! And you got plenty done too. xx

  6. Sounds like a brilliant weekend! You were so productive

  7. It was so nice to share the day with you and the gals! You have some great projects here! Your snap pouches were terrific and mine will be well used!

  8. It was wonderful week-end, wasn't it? I can hardly wait for next year!

  9. Sounds like you had a great retreat! and trip to NB.

  10. What a wonderful way to spend a weekend.

  11. Your Tuffet fabric looks FUN! Have fun making it.


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