Sunday, September 20, 2009

Most Excellent Adventure

I can't remember when I have had such a good weekend. I just returned from FFA land with Sharon and Shannon's most excellent quilt adventure. Each year these two wonderful ladies sponsor a quilt retreat at the local FFA camp. It is so much fun. This year they outdid themselves. I have been kicking myself because I decided not to do the retreat project, big mistake it was beautiful. It was the Starlight Express from the Jelly Roll book. I will be on line tonight to order the material to make one. The one in the photo above was made by Sharon out of 30's fabrics, it was stunning. The fabrics everyone selected were so different, yet they all turned out great. Marty decided to do her star out of batiks, it is the one on the left, her background is going to be black. That is going to be a stunning quilt. The other two stars in this photo belong to Becky who is using a cream background. I have to admit I thought her fabrics were not too exciting in the jelly roll, but after she started putting them together, they looked great.
A couple of us, were doing other projects. I worked on a couple of different things, a Bonnie Hunter trade I had started during the summer and a Christmas quilt from the Jelly Roll book. Karin worked on a Sassy Sixteen, while Cindy worked on Glory Bound and Buckeye Beauty. It really didn't matter what we were working on , we had a great time. Check out the photos:
(that is my sewing space with the camo dropcloth. )


Micki said...

It looks like everyone had a lovely weekend! What beautiful stars all of you made!

Gretchen said...

I'm so happy you were able to go and had so much fun!! Love the quilt blocks and the show n tell!

Anonymous said...

Let me know what you tink of the book - I'll have to see if the local library has a copy.... the stars look wonderful


ljeanne said...

It was so great to sew with you at FFA Land. I enjoyed the picture of my quilt - Scrappy Mountains Majesty. Like you, I am a little sorry I didn't make the star quilt, but I did make another quilt using my jelly roll.