Friday, March 14, 2014

3 DAY RETREAT = 1 HUGE QUILT TOP

What a wonderful week!!  I've just returned from our 7th annual PTA (Professional Textile Artists) Retreat.  

My goal was to piece and assemble a huge batik quilt (top) for a family member.  For many of you, this simple block would be a no brainer....but for me, who isn't all that in love with piecing it was daunting.

However, our small fiber group has soooo much fun during our 3 day retreat, I knew that this was just the time and place to work on the quilt.
 .....and so it begins....
 .....and it grows.....
....Finally......all 110 blocks are pieced and arranged.....10 across x 11 down....measuring appx. 94" x 104".

Come back and visit me again as I 'tell all' about our retreat.....though some names will be withheld to protect the not so innocent!

I'm linking to Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday  and Sara's Whoop Whoop Friday where you will be so inspired by the fabulous artists who share their work!

9 comments:

Linda M said...

The quilt looks great and what a great way to spend time - quilting and friends together.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Mary, it seems our blogs are the Yin and Yang of traditional piecing. I promise I wrote mine before reading yours and I know you couldn't have seen mine because it was published after yours.

Sylvia said...

Looks lovely! Something like this would be very calming for me to sew. Simple, rhythmic, the buzzing of Bernie--perfect for retreat sewing!

karen green said...

Very pretty quilt. I love the colors.

Robbie said...

Love the quilt!!! Colors are great! What fun to be with friends and fabric!

The Idaho Beauty said...

110 blocks??? No way -well YES way. Unbelievable how fast they add up. It is gorgeous!

margaret said...

this is gorgeous, love batiks, they are top of my list of fabrics to add to the stash! Sounds like a great time was had at your retreat

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Mary. Lovely fabrics and colors---I'm quite envious of all your retreat!
best, nadia

LA Paylor said...

oh my word! How will this giant quilt be quilted?
It's so pretty. Very different from your usual. Bet the retreat was fun.
LeeAnna Paylor