Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Where the buffalo roam

Whew!  It has been a bit busy since I last posted.  Last weekend, I spent a wonderful weekend at the Liberty Quilt Retreat in Lawrence, Kansas at the Circle S Ranch.  We were way out in the country, where the buffalo roam as you can see by the picture! It was a cold, dreary, snowy, rainy weekend, perfect to sit in front of the fireplace and sew all weekend!   There were 28 of us plus Jo Morton and Terry Clothier Thompson.  We cut one inch strips and made courthouse steps blocks.  The finished size of the quilt is totally up to each of us, and as Jo stated, it makes a nice on-going project.  I managed to make 28 blocks, and at this point I don't know how many I want to make.  They are fun little 5-inch blocks....rather addictive.  Can't make just one!   Here are a couple of pictures of how some of the gals put together their blocks. 

This is Judi, don't you love the cheddar?   Looks so antique.

And this is Joan from Houston, a newbie to our retreat.  Isn't this a cute little quilt?
And here is Jo Morton peeking around one of her courthouse steps quilts. Don't you love the plaid?

It was a great weekend!
When I came back on Sunday, we went to see Riverdance...awesome and amazing!

While at the retreat, I recieved sad news that my mother-in law had died.  She had been in very poor health for some time, and I know she is much happier to be with her husband and sons.  She will be greatly missed, she had a huge heart!


Judi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Retreat was a blast and I'm looking forward to next year.

Maggey and Jim said...

OH, sorry bout your MIL..
You were so lucky to sew with Jo.. It must have been so exciting, I love her fabrics and desigsn.. I do love that plaid and all the projects are awesome..