Monday, October 29, 2012

Weekend Retreat

I know it's truly fall, when it's time for a quilt retreat.  There is nothing better than mountain air, fabric and a sewing machine...unless it's not having to cook or clean as well! This bridge links the coffee house and my sleeping quarters.  I went the long way around, but I spent some quality time in the coffee house this weekend.
 This is a view of my room.  I had more space here to lay out one of the baby quilts I put together.
 This was #2 of 4.  I love the little panda in the corner.  I used up several fat quarters for this one.
 Several of the quilters didn't show up, so there was a lot of extra space available, which is highly unusual.  I tried to stay in my allotted four feet, as I knew I wouldn't want to arrive late, only to find no table space.
I was at Hartland for less than 48 hours, but it was pretty productive.  As I said, I pieced four baby quilt tops.   No way can I make quilts as fast as friends make babies!  I'm trying to get ahead of the game.  I love the mountain blue of the sky,

 Green of the sun-drenched trees,
 And gold of the advent of winter,
 At this particular retreat, they offer a class for those who don't want to free-sew.  This year Janet taught a paper-pieced spiderweb.  I love the quilt, but hate to paper piece.  That's why I did my own thing.
The last thing I have for you is this tree that I passed every time I went to my room.  Is this a blue spruce?
 My camera doesn't catch the color properly, but it truly was a blue tree.  I've never seen anything like it, unless we're talking about plastic.
 It was stunning.
And now that I'm back, I've still got places to go and people to see.  Today's destination is Strawberry Patches, in Bakersfield.  My primary machine was repaired last week, and I need to pick it up. 

Happy Quilting!  Happy Quilter!


Quiltedtime said...

I can understand your fascination with that tree. I hope you find out what it is!!!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Glad you had a good time, albeit short.

sewmuchfun said...

Beautiful pictures of your retreat!