Thursday, May 28, 2009

A bit of this and that

I haven't shown a quilt in a while and found these photos to share. The tessellated block is an oldie but goodie and can be found in a lot of places. This one is the same as Freddy Moran's version in the Collaborative Quilting book. This monochromatic top is done in batiks and was never quilted because it wasn't doing anything for me. It is interesting to look at though.
I'm off to our annual quilting retreat this weekend, which is only five minutes away from my home so I have been working on getting these bag parts ready so that hopefully, I'll come home with it all completed.
The other ladies are working with these fabric panels as the pockets, aren't they fun?

I'm off to make a giant pot of soup and a batch of biscuits ( cookies to you non Aussies and Kiwis) this apron will help convince me I'm doing some serious cooking, lol. We make sure we don't starve.

21 comments:

Crispy said...

I like the blue quilt Jocelyn, it's pretty...your apron however....well, let's just say it's interesting ROFL.

Crispy

Jackie said...

Collaborative Quilting is one of my favorite books! I love your quilt. I am also going on retreat this weekend. Wishing you a fabulous time!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Those are both very striking quilts. And the pocket panels are too cute! Hope you have a great time at your retreat.

ranette said...

Enjoy the retreat and gets lots done!! I like the tessellating quilts and I've made a couple long time ago.

I think the apron is cute!

Lori said...

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thimbleanna said...

Have a great time at your retreat. That apron is adorable!

Janet said...

I sure like the quilts! Have fun at retreat - That's one serious apron LOL.

Nedra said...

Have a wonderful and relaxing retreat. Yesterday when I was at the quilt shops in Phoenix, I started collecting fabrics for the candied hexagon quilt and I thought of you!

Darlene said...

Enjoy your retreat! Lovely, lovely quilts, as usual. :-)
Cute apron, as well.

*karendianne. said...

I hope you have a wonderful time. I've enjoyed both quilts you shared here and all the great things but I have to admit your apron is completely cool! I DIG THAT. ;)

KatyK said...

Love your quilts - your tasselation quilt inspires me to make another one

The pocket panels are precious. Can you please tell me who manufactures them?

thanks,
kk

Gwendie said...

Have a fantastic time! I wish there was a group near me that did fun things like that.

And ooohhh, I love aprons! How are the cookies?

woolcat said...

Brits say biscuits too :)

Karen said...

I like both quilts but I like the monochromatic one best!

Julia said...

Love both quilts...I've never done one like this, looks like a lot of work in them..
Have a great time at your retreat. That apron is adorable!
Julia ♥

Joanna said...

Woo Hoo for Collaborative Quilting! My fav quilting book of all time!! I have yet to get their new one - I did have a look at it at my friend's house but need to get my own copy of course:) Have fun at your retreat and have a biscuit for me! Yes this Kiwi knows what a real biscuit is LOL!! Make it a Tim Tam if possible hehe...

Bunny said...

I love that blue quilt it is beautiful. Hope you have fun on your retreat.

Meredith said...

Have a great time. I like the blue/white Batik. It would be fun to quilt it with blue thread all over or maybe blue thread on the white and white on the ble fabrics.

Kaaren said...

Have fun at the retreat, Janet and try to get lots done. (wink)

Janet said...

Me too, Collaborative Quilting is my favorite book and now I bought their newest one. Please finish the blue tessellating quilt. It's a winner. Have fun and come back all inspired and rejuvenated.

CabbageQuilts said...

Have a wonderful retreat....lots of quilting, eating, drinking, laughter, I wish I was coming with you! Can't wait to see what you have made when you return home xo