Monday, March 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 3/14/2011

I managed to finish this month’s blocks for the Civil War Chronicles quilt five days before our club meeting.  It was a real challenge and, if I hadn’t been working on them at a quilt retreat, I probably would have procrastinated until it was too late to meet the deadline. 

The the location of our retreat was at a Texas Hill Country Ranch perched high on a hillside that overlooks the head waters of Lake Travis.  I'm not at liberty to post pictures of the actual facility as it is privately owned, but I will share this photo of part of the view we enjoyed from the patio outside her work room.  We were so fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time there working on quilts and enjoying the company of others who love this craft.  It was a productive three days, and a special time with good friends.

As part of our participation in the Civil War Chronicles Club, we were asked to make heart shaped name tags, and we were given our name spelled out in beads in February.  I made mine from batik scraps trimmed from  my Spiral Lone Star quilt.

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Chris said...

Your blocks are fabulous. I love your name tag :)

Vicki said...

The name tag idea is a great one!! I think your block is great, nothing like a retreat!!! Sounds like you had fun, I think I need to go to a retreat someday.

Marti said...

Your quilt blocks look great and I love your heart name tag. What a neat idea.

QuiltSwissy said...

Blocks are really nice. And I love the name tag too!


Alycia said...

Looks like a beautiful place! I LOVE those blocks - they are gorgeous, but look like they took a LONG time!

Quilter Kathy said...

So glad to hear you enjoyed a wonderful retreat! Very cute nametag!