Saturday, April 23, 2016
Modern Quilt Guild Retreat Wrap-Up.
The South Western Ontario Modern Quilters' retreat was a couple of weeks ago. I have not had time to do a second blogpost about it until now... Before the retreat, we were each paired with another person who would be attending so we could make and exchange lanyards. My swap partner was Kathleen from Toronto. She made me the beautiful lanyard in the picture above from a piece of Liberty fabric--the colours reminded her of Spring. She also sent me a wonderful bar of chocolate which I shared with my husband.
I made her lanyard out of some black and white fabrics and a few solids that are in the London Modern Quilt Guild Logo. We all wore our lanyards at the retreat with our nametags attached to the clasp.
I showed the first project I worked on at the retreat in this blogpost...the pillow that became a wall hanging.
Next, I worked on some liberated stars which I will use to make some placemats for the winter season next year. I have always wanted to make new placemats but just never seem to get around to working on them. This year, I purchased some red patterned fabric at one of our guild meetings and I have been collecting some gray and white prints to go with it to make the placemats.
This one finishes at 3" square. I made several star blocks in various sizes.
Here is a picture of all of the stars that I made at the retreat.