Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Auditioning some fabric...

Attended Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Quilt Retreat (http://gwenmarston.com/index.htm) in Elk Rapids, Michigan last week with my friend Vicki. We had an awesome time both at the retreat and exploring the area around Elk Rapids which included Traverse City, MI, Charlevoix, MI and the Sleeping Bear Dunes (http://www.nps.gov/slbe/index.htm). Michigan has to be one of the prettiest destinations!

This year's retreat focused on creating small wall quilts based on Gwen's newest book, 37 Sketches. We came away with lots of new techniques for sewing fabric together the "Liberated Quilt" way in addition to several e-mail addresses from some of the lovely and talented women we met and promises to meet up again next year. I will share some of the photos from the retreat and trip in my next posting.

Tonight I am working on a small wall quilt donation for a silent auction. The idea behind this mini quilt is to show the earth's many layers and the piecing method(s) was learned at the retreat last week. I have the earth's layers done and am "auditioning" blue fabric for the sky. I plan to embellish the fabric with beads and thread before finishing. Since the auction is this coming Sunday, I better go back to my sewing machine. So till the next time, thanks for visiting and thank you for all your lovely comments.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

What an interesting piece! I do like that and would love to see it when you have finished embellishing it.