I spent a productive morning and afternoon at the quilt retreat piecing ALL my triangle rows. Yes, all 200 + triangles are in rows!
The retreat swag bag and giveaways meant it felt like quilting Christmas. The sponsors for the retreat were crazy generous, and Jessica Levitt, Andrew Joslyn, and Katie Blakesley did a phenomenal job organizing the event. I’m still pinching myself to believe it happened in my backyard on my birthday weekend.
Ok, so here are the goodies. Above are some organic cottons from Daisy Janie. How cool is it that the designer and producer of the fabric was participating in the retreat?
Even though I left each night to come home, I could read my new magazines and feel like I was still at the retreat. A free issue of Quilty? Yes, please! Guys, this might have pushed me over the edge to become a subscriber. I need more patterns like I need a rotary cut, but I’ve got two issues of Quilty now, and both have multiple quilts that I would love to make.
Forget what I just said about too many patterns, and take a look at the piles of them that I got.
Thanks, Windham Fabrics, Empty Bobbin, Modern Quilt Relish, Jaybird Quilts, Straight Stitch Society, and Esch House Quilts. I have to wait to see what the dining room looks like after I move, but that Prairie pattern has the potential to be the quilted item that I add to the dining room in my quest to have something quilted in every room. (P.S. I love the Straight Stitch Society actually uses the word supercute on the website).
Ordering solids online could be easier now since In The Beginning fabrics provided a color card for the Modern Solids line that I’ve seen popping up all over blog land.
Ok, so this wasn’t a retreat snag, but my sister bought me Sunday Morning Quilts as a surprise addition to my birthday present of an ironing mat for under my machine, pins, and a hera marker. So many people commented on how much they liked my ironing mat. It did come in handy, so I didn’t have to keep bouncing out of my seat while piecing my triangle rows.
I won some Soak nail polish. I snagged the blurry picture at the retreat, which was fortunate because Deogi chewed up the box and dumped my HSTs off the counter and onto the floor while Mark had me out at Carrabbas on Friday night for my birthday dinner. I guess Deogi was registering some sort of protest that he didn’t get to go.
Thanks to C&T Publishing and Martingale, I arrived this morning to find that I had won this stack of three books! I think this was for taking some time out the other night to sew some charity pillowcases for kids getting treatment for cancer. I was super excited about The Modern Applique workshop since it seems like such a great reference.
Here’s some more fabric from Intrepid Thread and a ruler from Pink Chalk Fabrics. Hold on! The giveaway is coming 🙂 But…not yet.
I also got this charm pack of the Paint line from Windham. See the four that I spread out? Those are to make a sewing machine cover. What a fun way to memorialize my first quilt retreat. That paint chip fabric in the middle was on top of the charm pack, and I was so excited because when I was creating my mosaic the other night, I chose it at first but then had to toss it because it didn’t fit. My eye was definitely drawn to its whimsy.
My first ever Aurifil thread! At first, I didn’t see it in the swag bag and that made me sad because it seems like most everyone who goes to a quilt retreats gets some Aurifil. But, then, I saw it! I haven’t even busted it open yet. I’m so silly. I should have tried it right then and there.
You can’t have my Aurifil thread, but I will part with a magazine, a pattern, and some fabric. Check them out in the picture below. To enter, you don’t have to do anything to enter except for clicking the Rafflecopter button. If you’re a follower or become a follower, then you can click for bonus entries. You get one week. When I get back from the beach next weekend, I’ll choose a winner and put the goodies in the mail.