Monday, November 18, 2013
A quick weekend retreat! And a GIVEAWAY!!
About 1/2 hr. away from Fresno, is a small farming community named Reedley. There are all sorts of crops growing between here and there. This is a quick snap of the changing colors on the peach trees. I attended a retreat there this weekend.
The retreat was held at the Mennonite Quilt Center. It is one of the best quilt shops in the area.
They carry whatever one would need to make a killer quilt. They even have long arm quilting services! firstname.lastname@example.org www.mennonitequiltcenter.com
Here is a photo of the quilt that we were going to learn how to make. This pattern was designed by Carol Honderich with Patterns of Faith. It is called "Sisters of the Bible". She has several quilts that she has designed with the women of the Bible in mind. www.PatternsofFaith.com
It was a great intimate group of only 8 women.
I used the blanket stitch to attach the handles to my baskets.
I got the center of my top done while at the retreat!
Today I quilted it, and buried the ends/knots like a good girl!
I trimmed the excess batting and back...
...and attached the binding to the back.
I am totally sold on machine binding now. It is fast and easy!
Ta..daa...a finished top. It measures 30x30.
A peak at the back. It is whole cloth, and was a dream to work with.
I would love to give one of you the opportunity to win a copy of this pattern. Just leave a comment below, and let me know what your favorite fresh fruit is. If you become a follower, or are already a follower, leave a second comment as to how you follow A Quilter's Mission. That will give you two chances to win!! I will close the giveaway on Friday, November 22, 12 noon PST. GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!
Congratulations to Kim H.!! I look forward to getting that out to you. Thank you to all who participated.