What's better than 3 1/2 days with nothing to cook, no phones to answer, no one bothering you to do something for them and a room full of quilters and inspiration?! I experienced just that in Murphys California a quaint gold rush, wine country town. Three ladies I'd met at last years' retreat returned and I made a few more new quilty friends which was delightful! We were pampered by our hosts, Joe and Roxie Wood from ThimbleCreek quilts--they are amazing quilt pattern designers AND fabulous cooks!!
I brought 7 projects hoping to get a couple finished. This is "Almost Amish Too" by Nancy Rink which I've been working on (off and on) for over a year. I'm so happy I got this far! It has a couple more borders but I see the light at the end of the sewing machine!!
I love alphabets and this is from Primitive Gatherings which is a half-size alphabet from a Moda Blog Hop in February--only 34" x 34". Rather than add the traditional blocks in the 4 spaces called for in the pattern, I created four hand-appliqued animals. Now all I need is a little person to give it to!
There'll be more to see in future Design Wall Mondays from this retreat. Go check out all the other designers on Judy's blog!