Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Felicities #10

What's making me happy today is...something that doesn't start with F! Amazing!

Today's felicity is that I will be going on a quilt retreat tomorrow! I'll be sewing my little brains out from 9 am until 10 pm at a gorgeous locale just 45 minutes from the city, together with fellow members of the VMQG *and* FVMQG. Sqeeeeeee! I am very, very excited!

Have you ever been on a quilt retreat? They're usually weekend-long things, and you stay at a hotel or a B&B or a church-affiliated retreat centre. This concept of Krista's is very cool in that you don't have to commit to a full weekend OR stay overnight, which is especially helpful to those of us with smaller kiddos.

A retreat is a chance to work on whatever you want uninterrupted except by chatting, checking out others' work, chatting, eating (someone else cooks!) etc. etc. - just you and your sewing machine. In other words, quilter-style bliss. If you ever have the opportunity to go on a retreat, TAKE IT. You won't regret it.

I'll be working on - what else? - those 3 preschool fundraiser quilts I committed to. I am surprisingly ahead of the game on this project (I know, who are you and what have you done with our President? says the Last Minute Club). I've got one top just about done - the details such as the bird's beak and legs, as well as the sun's rays, and the flowers' leaves etc. will be filled in with that scribbly appliqué technique:

Kindergarten Quilt
As I was naming the image file to save it, I realized Kindergarten means children's garden! Yay, me!

And another one underway:

AM Preschool quilt

The AM and PM preschool class quilts will be mirror-images and together will form a full tree, diptych-style!

I'm having a lot of fun with these quilts - they are designs I've had floating in my head for a while, so I'm delighted to be able to let them out.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I am so jealous of your one day Krista Quilt retreats - have lots of fun and take a comedy shot of you and Krista for me!

  2. Awesome! I've never been on a quilting retreat but I just signed up for one with lamqg in January - 4 days/3 nights!

  3. I love the quilts! I keep thinking I should make one for the Spring Fair at my children's school but am not sure if I would get it done in time. Those quilts are wonderful!!!

  4. Love the quilts. I've never been on a quilt retreat, maybe one day....have fun on yours!!

  5. oh those quilts are adorable! I'm in love with the worm and the ladybird!!
    Have fun on your retreat :)

  6. Love the quilt tops : ) Have a great time at the retreat!

  7. oh good - I'm going to get to see these quilts in person - they are so cute! So glad you're coming tomorrow - it will be another wonderful day of stitching!

  8. Look at how much progress you've made on the preschool quilts already - amazing! Are you resigning from the Last Minute Club and leaving me there on my own?

    Have a great time at the retreat! Wish I was going to be there with all of you, but I've decided my littlest is just too small for me to be away from her for that long. Someday!

  9. Oh, the quilts are making me happy today, too!!! What great designs, Felicity. I can't wait to see them come together tomorrow. I just love the background fabric for the garden and the flowers are super fun!! I'm sure they are going to be a major success at the auction.

  10. I'm feeling very jealous of your retreat! Have a blast! I can't wait to see these all finished up. They're looking fantastic!

  11. Such cute quilts! How lucky are you to get a to do a retreat! Fun times. :)

  12. the quilts are looking brilliant! i'm very impressed, and can't wait to see the two side by side to make the full tree.

    i'm so excited about the retreat!! i'm totally going to overpack and bring way too many projects, and then i'll probably hang around talking all day instead of sewing anyways!

  13. Ooh, have a wonderful time!! That sounds amazing-- I'm hoping my guild will be doing a retreat later this year, I'd love to do nothing but sew (and talk) all weekend :) I'd love to hear about it when you get back!

  14. These look great! Have fun stitching like a mad woman this weekend!


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