Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Retreat at the Elmhurst

 This is where our retreat was held.... "The Elmhurst" a very special luxurious place to stay, dine, relax at the spa.

This was the bedroom and the beds so comfy

The bathroom was very modern and the shower wasfull width of the room and big enoughh to have a party in!!! We didn't VBG
Here is where we enjoyed a fabulous buffet every day

The tables with lovely linen cloths.
This is what I planned top work on?????
Yes a tote full of strips of fabric of every color and design.I have been saving these for a long time but I swear these strips multiply overnight! I have used them before again and again and yet there must be another 25 quilts  in there.
I decided to do a spiderweb string quilt. It was so much fun and very addictive.

Sorry this picture is blurry but it gives you and idea how the quilt grew(80"x80")
I might add the strips were sewn on  tissue paper  and when I got it as big as I wanted it took me a whole evening to 4 am in the morning to remove the tissue!! worth it though as making the quilt was so much fun.

I also worked on this triple 4 patch and I used 30's fabric for this one...It was suppose to be a baby quilt but the size grew to 58"x64" without borders. I'm thinking I will divide it in half and make two baby quilts..Time will tell.;-)

This heart table runner was a gift from the hostess Cynthia from
   Cherished Pieces, Cynthia's online quilt shopWe worked on that the first evening.
These were some of the quilts the other quilters were working on.

Here is a pair of happy quilters....
There were 21 of us and we had a wonderful time together for the 3 days we were here..
Already looking forward to the next one..