Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Retreat Update

Well, I had a few distractions:


But, I got my quilt all pieced and put together! Sorry for the bad picture! This quilt pattern is called "Picture This" from the book "Happy Hour" by Atkinson Designs. The quilt is 72 1/2 x 87
I will try and shop for backing tomorrow. I am thinking about a white with black polka dots. I am using one of the stripes for binding. My hope is to baste it on thursday and start quilting Friday. We shall see!

This evening of my quilt retreat will be spent checking out flickr for a pattern for the October Stitch Along . I also plan on enjoying this book. I have read the first two in this series and really liked them!


I have enjoyed the first day of my retreat. It has been so much fun checking out blogs that are new to me! So much talent! Library in the morning but I hope to be checking in! But as for today, we are pooped!

Thanks Susan for hosting!

9 comments:

Kristie said...

It looks very nice! I do think that is the perfect pattern for those fabrics! It turned out nicely.
Kristie

Donna said...

Love your quilt! I love dots for the backing. Your kitty looks exactly like one of mine :)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Your quilt is beautiful. BTW, I have those polka dot dishes too. Got mine at Target. Have a great library day.

barncat said...

It looks wonderful! Your helper does look like you wore her out. ;)

baquilter said...

Love the Halloween quilt and well done! What an accomplishment in spite of having a day at the library. I am a confirmed bibliophile, so would love and delight in a day at the library.

I also love fabric!

BTW, I'm Barbara Anne on-line.

Cheers!

Leah said...

Love your quilt!

And I can understand how dishes, etc can be distracting. Hope you can get some sewing done tomorrow.

Aleta said...

What a lovely quilt! I wish I knew how to make them. Loved the cat picture - aren't they adorable when they sleep :)

elizabeth said...

THAT IS SUCH A LOVELY QUILT. I LOVE THE PICS OF YOUR FELINE HELPERS. THEY REMIND ME OF SOME I HAD YEARS AGO. THEY LOVED TO HELP HOLD DOWN MY FABRIC, ETC WHILE I WAS CUTTING. HAD TO BECARE NOT TO CUT THEM

jillquilts said...

Way to go on the top!! And great job working through the distractions!

I am going to have to see if my library has that book yet... Thanks!! :)