I only have 2 more days until I leave for Retreat - yay!!!! The most interesting and different thing about this retreat is that I'm the teacher! Yikes! How did that happen? Well, here's what happened..........
To some of you, this will look familiar. This is the 9 Patch Pineapple quilt I made last year to present as a program for our guild.
I presented it as a mystery quilt, starting with a 6" strip and showing how all the units were made until you ended up with this block.
Here's the finished quilt (before borders). It is absolutely beautiful in person - so rich with the rusts, browns, reds and greens. After I presented this I was approached by the Azeala City Quilters' Guild in Mobile, AL to do a program for them, and I decided on doing my One of a Kind Quilts. I was then asked if I would be interested in being the Retreat leader and did I have a project in mind. I immedeiately thought of the 9 Patch Pineapple. Done deal!
We all agreed and I decided to make a smaller version in another colorway to help the girls get inspired :).
I ended up with this Christmas quilt using only 9 blocks mostly from the Grace fabric line.
It's going to look so pretty on my table this year. It's been over in Mobile visiting for several months, so I'll have to get busy when I get back.
There are 42 girls signed up - two are even coming from New Orleans!! I've started doing the instructions and my design wall and I will admit there are a few little butterflies forming. But it's a great bunch of girls and I hope they all have fun. I'll let you know how it all turns out..... I'm REALLY excited!!!!!
Until next time,