Monday, March 14, 2011
This weekend I got to go on a quilting retreat in NYC, hosted by the lovely and talented Victoria. She set up a perfect sewing space in her loft, cooked for us, shared all her scraps, and set a wonderful tone of warmth and good humor.
I made this quilt, which I think I'll call "New York Scraps." It's 72 x 80. I brought only a few solid fabrics, and used scraps supplied by everyone else.
Victoria and I did a trade, where she sent me this poppy, and I made this for her. Yes, those are buttons from old shirts on the white polka dots.
I sent her this piece of vintage fabric, and look at this exquisite piece she made!! I absolutely LOVE it.
Everyone was so much fun and so creative! Bonnie sat next to me and made these cool scrappy hexagons.
Karen was across the room, quietly whipping out these masterpieces from scraps.
Helen pieced together these colorful scraps and will soon be wearing a very fun vest.
It was great to see Victoria at work--cut, sew, cut, sew--then...
Wa-la! Like magic. She's completely amazing.
Kim made this cute owl for a future Halloween quilt.
Jackie masterfully put together a paper-pieced table topper, then played with Victoria's Mary.
I didn't get a photo of Jessica's new quilt, but she brought this HAND-PIECED finish to show. Incredible!
Here's another stunning show and tell, this one from Andrea.
Thank you, thank you Victoria and everyone. I will hold a warm smile in my heart from this retreat for a long, long time.