...and a little crazy. Lou has us all laughing so hard that we all leave the retreat every year with six pack abs. Lou worked on a lot of different projects but I didn't get pictures of them all. Here is a pretty batik quilt that she spent a lot of her time on.
This is Barb, quite the model isn't she? She has become a whiz at making this wallet purses.
She also made this table runner start to finish. I love the cheerful '30s fabrics?
This is Amber. She is co-chairing our quilt show and she has a wonderful eye for fabrics. She brought this quilt and I think all it had left was the binding. I love this black and white bento box.
Here's another one of her wonderful quilts.
I adore this strippy pieced quilt with all the bright colors.
Love the brights with the black. Cool visual effect.
This is Darlene. She was my table mate and I was so glad to get to sit by her. She's easy going and fun. I love her scrappy blue and yellow quilt. Those colors are so happy together.
I love the colors of this quilt too. A great pattern to show off the fabrics.
Darlene used a jelly roll to make this pretty braid quilt. I like how she put the lights on one side of the braid and the darks on the other.
This is Susan and she made this cool, quilt made from batiks. It was a kit that all the pieces are already cut with a diecut. It is the coolest thing!
She also made this pretty quilt using almost all Amy Butler prints.
This is Margot. She brought her little featherweight and sewed like mad all weekend. She made this cute turtle quilt and used stamping to do the lettering.
She also made this political quilt of her own design. I don't have a picture to show you of the borders she did but it was cool. She had stamped political words on strips of fabric that surrounded this center.
This quilt was so interesting to me. She used only two fabrics for it. Two hand dyed fabrics. One light and one dark. She cut them up and paired up lights and darks and it resulted in this beauty...
When I finally finish my block of the month from this past year it will look like this...
Nan is obviously a lot more on top of things than me.
Here is a gorgeous Hawaiian quilt that Nan started while at retreat. She cut it out and machine basted it and even did some needle turn applique on it. She gave me a little lesson on how to needle turn. Thanks, Nan!
Alice made this adorable little petal dress for her niece.
And she made this fun quilt for another relative.
This beautiful purple and green quilt is one that Sandy worked on. I love the use of striped border fabric pieced into the middle.
I hope you enjoyed this show and tell! Now I gotta run. Time to go help set up for the quilt show!