Friday, March 16, 2012

Western Dinner, 2012

I just had to brag on my table setting for a recent western dinner party. Yes, those are daffodils in Pete's cowboy boots. Got the idea from Kelly at The Nine Quarter Circle Ranch. Come west with us this fall and learn more ideas at the ranch. Charlotte Warr Andersen is the co-teacher and we have a great project lined up celebrating the 100th year of the ranch. Check out the details on the On The Road link of my web site.

Retreat Report, 2012, Log Cabins

Connie made a straight furrows setting for her Log Cabin. Below are just a few of the years results from our class. Never underestimate the Log Cabin pattern.
Well, Lee takes the prize completing two Log Cabin quilts in a year. Old fashioned pastel prints set off each block in a very subtle arrangement. Great border, Lee!

Yes, It takes a year to see the results. At last years retreat the theme was Log Cabin. Every imaginable setting really shows off the graphic display of this traditional pattern. Lee was able to show off a star pattern set inside a Barn raising style in the quilt shown above.
Lorraine called this setting: Book Ends

Early Spring, 2012

Just finished a smaller version of The Real Trip Around the World quilt. Great way to use up those blacks, grays and splashes of color. I call this a 3 bobbin quilt as there is lots of stitching.
I used some printed check fabric from Africa for the border. There is an inscription on the top that reads, "Kama Si Wewe Ninani?" Wonder what that says?