I just got back from a fabulous getaway weekend with a few of my quilting friends. Our normal retreat center had a conflict, so at the last minute we moved to Brainerd. My friend Tana opened her house to us and we were able to use the town hall for quilting. Lots of tables, good lighting and a nice kitchen made for a great gathering place.
One thing I realized was that we are always looking for more efficient and more accurate ways to get the "job" accomplished. Many of the group has purchased the Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design rulers and were using them this weekend.
So I thought I would share each of quilts and have a little quiz on what ruler was used in the construction of the project. Answers are at the bottom of this post. Hint -- some of the answers are none.
#1 - Nancy's Circus Quilt
#2 - Leftovers from the Circus Quilt. Nancy does not believe in letting any fabric go to waste. So the leftovers from the first quilt, made a very nice second one.
#3 - Barb's Sunset on the Water. This pattern was from McCall's Quilting magazine April/May 2013.
#4 - Joyce's Table Runner
#5 - Joyce's Interlocking Table Topper
#6 - Joyce's blocks using a pack of charm squares. She made significantly more blocks than included in this photo. After deciding she didn't like the light fabrics in the center of the quilt, she elected to wait until she got home to find a few more fabrics to add to the quilt. The lights will probably be used for a border. Since I am partial to Civil War prints, I know I will love the ending project.
#7 Joyce's Work in Process (minus two borders)
#8 - Tana's Santa Wall Hanging - The diamonds in this block measure 1 x 2 (so the entire quilt is only 9 inches wide). Tana has been playing with printing images on fabrics and will be selling many of her wall quilts at a local boutique.
#9 - Tana's 2nd Santa Quilt
#10 - Tana's 3rd Santa Quilt
#11 - Tana's LeMoyne Stars
#12 - Tana's Starry Night - The pattern was from "Through the Winter Woods" by Doug Leko.
#13 - My LeMoyne Sampler - This would qualify as a miniature quilt. The star in the center measures 6 inches and the banded stars 4 inches.
#14 - My Work in Process - I'm not sharing photos of the actual quilt as pattern instructions are currently being written. However I will note that each block has 24 of these units.
This project will useDeb Tucker's V Block™ ruler. I found a couple of tricks to speed up constructions.
I hope you enjoyed show and tell from our retreat. Despite the rain and snow, I did manage one walk to enjoy the outdoors.
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