March 5th, 2012 - Hearts to Holly Retreat

I went on a quilt retreat this weekend sponsored by Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop in Charlevoix MI.

 This is almost everyone who attended. I think everyone had a great time. There was a lot of sewing going on and the food was delicious. All part of the package. There are plans to do it again next year.




 I managed to get a couple of tops completed. I started this one on Friday night and finished it Saturday night around midnight. I had the 4-patches already made before the retreat so it was mostly assembling the blocks and sewing it all together. I had to buy the dark blue border and it will be the binding also. This is a pattern from Bonnie Hunter of fame called Bricks and Stepping Stones. She’s a scrappy quilter and has free patterns on her site. You should check it out.



 I also put this top together. It’s a jelly roll pattern from Pieces from my Heart called Field of Flowers but I didn’t use a jelly roll. This is striped fabric that I cut up into 10.5″ blocks. Looks just like a jelly roll but about 1/3 the effort. Quick and easy. I started this at midnight Saturday and finished it around 3 am.  Time for bed.



 Since I stayed up so late on Saturday, I really didn’t do much on Sunday. I made a quilt label and started packing up my stuff. It was a beautiful sunny day and I wanted to get home before dark. We had a 4.5 hour drive to get back downstate and I think we got home around 7:30. Perfect timing for unloading the car and starting some laundry before hitting the sack. It was a great weekend and I can’t wait to do it again next year.

One Response to “Hearts to Holly Retreat”

  1. Allie Says:

    GREAT quilts, girl – that looks so fun! I’ve never been on a retreat. I really love the blue quilt, I’ll have to go check out Bonnie’s site!

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