Saturday, March 24, 2012

Marching On

It is a beautiful day here in North Central Texas.  The sun is shining, the trees are budded out, the sky is blue and the  Blue Bonnets are blooming in all of their splendor.  I only wish it would last through the summer, but I am sure we will sizzle in a couple of months.  Last weekend I spent at a delightful retreat here the center is located out in the country, the food was wonderful, as was the company.   My friend and author  Betsy Chutchian taught a great workshop from "History Repeated"

History Repeated

This is a sampling of my  Carolina Lily blocks.

Carolina Lily 001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I saw this quilt in Vintage Quilts magazine and decided I just had to make it.  I  finally got it long arm quilted and bound.  This picture does not really do it justice and I don't have a better space to lay it out.

Philadelphia Pavement

The border can't really be seen.  There are 3 navy, red, yellow green and bound in red.  Mr. Q&H is looking into making me a rail with clamps that I can hang quilts to document and photograph them. 

Next week I will be retreating again.  Jo Morton is returning to Texas.  She has come  here every year since 2005 to do a workshop and all the attendees have a great time.  The retreat will be held at Our House In Milford, which is another great place to get away.

One more thing - I need to correct last post the little quilt is Shoo Fly not Churn Dash.

Until next time.

Pat

3 comments:

Kathie said...

love your pavement quilt wow!!!!
oh those lily blocks look great, that quilt is on my list someday to make, soon I hope, I actually would love to make every quilt in that book!
kathie

Betweens said...

I think it is awesome that you are able to go to these fabulous retreats with great teachers! Love your quilts they are just amazing!

Kerry said...

Simply stunning pavement quilt, all those little squares leave me breathless. The colours are amazing together.