Retreat Projects Finished!

A week and a half ago I blogged about the projects I sewed while on retreat with like-minded friends from my church. Today, I’ll share pictures of the finished products.

First up is a baby quilt made with a package of 5″ “Mighty Machines” charm squares set in a 6 x 7 grid. What a fun way to use all the color/print coordinated squares. The two borders enlarged the quilt top to crib size. For quilting, I selected gray thread and the “Malachite” pantograph designed by Patricia E. Ritter and distributed by Urban Elementz. The quilting motif shows up particularly well on the solid squares, adding interest to these otherwise plain areas. A black print binding finishes the project nicely. Some little guy is going to love all those trucks!

While on retreat, I put the pedal to the metal and also sewed 20 blocks for “Prints Charming” designed by my friend, Jerry Stube (published in the May/June 2019 issue of Pre-Cut Patchwork). This is my 2019 Jelly Roll quilt made from Hydrangea Blue by Benartex. The pale yellow inner border, from Connecting Threads’ Chambray collection, floats the patchwork blocks and gives the eye a place to rest. The outer border is a print from Summer Breeze VI by Moda.

“China Sea” is the pantograph I used; it was designed by Keryn Emmerson and distributed by Urban Elementz. I selected a pale yellow thread for quilting. The binding is the same print as the outer border. I love the summery look of this large throw quilt, and it feels good to have completed it in record time!


5 thoughts on “Retreat Projects Finished!

  1. I love Prince Charming! Of course, yellow and blue quilts are a favorite of mine. I like the quilt pattern and the quilting design. Can pantos be adapted for a sit-down machine do you think?

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