Quilt Retreat and a Few Finishes

Yesterday I came up to the Woodland Ridge Retreat Center to prepared for the start of the first ever LIVE Project QUILTING Retreat Challenge weekend! 

Well – I guess I had a lot prepared before I even left so it didn’t take too long to get ready (and with some help from friends); it was time to sew! (Trish did I use my semicolon properly?)  update - I did!!!!

trish at retreat
Here is my lovely view for the weekend!  Don’t forget to follow along on all the #PQ4Me fun on instagram!
First … I made a kit I had purchased at the International Quilt Show.  I RARELY purchase kits but I loved all the fabric in this kit and the idea of making a yoga mat sounded fun!  This pattern is from the Daily Zen Quilts & Projects Book and it’s called ‘Yoga Mat’ … ironic.  Sometimes it’s really nice to not have to think too hard and just put together a kit.  This was perfect after all the planning I had just been doing.  AND I’m going to have the coolest mat in yoga class!

Once my yoga mat top was finished … I decided to work on the January Aurifil mini quilt.  This year instead of doing a block of the month – each featured Aurifil designer is going to share a mini quilt pattern.  I recently discovered my love of mini quilts; this is a wonderful way to test out different color combinations without committing to too much. (Semicolon check Trish …) IMG_6903

So here is my January Mini Quilt ‘Flurry’.  Designed by Gudrun Erla

It was fun to play with the different shades of blue and blue/green to create this quilt.  I would have to say my favorite though is the pop’s of orange from the Laura Gunn fabric!

Linking up to … Fort Worth Fabric Frenzy, TGIFF, Finish Up Friday


  1. Oh gee, I hope there isn't a grammarian out there reading my blog. I write the way I want to write.... I like to use the dots, and hyphen for drama, I guess. My semicolon hardly ever gets used. I figure if it needs correcting then the proofreaders should catch it before it's published... (And even the pros are not catching mistakes or typos in printed books anymore. I just finished Outlander (the first book) and I wish I had a dollar for every misspelling I found. Yikes!)
    Anyway, love your turquois and orange quilt.

  2. Super mini quilt, and so fast. I'm thinking of doing it, but haven't found the fabrics yet.

  3. I love the large print used on the outer bloder....very unique...and well, awesome!! Val:)

  4. yes! love your mini quilt and how the flowers appear to overlap the border - great job!


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