Last year I went to a retreat in lovely McCall, ID.
It was hosted by Corrie & Des over at Quilt Taffy.
It was nothing short of amazing!
I'm going again this year - heels kicking in the air!
For three solid days I worked on one project - this 2" Trip Around the World quilt.
I had all the strips cut (130 of them) so all I had to do was sew, and sew, and sew!!!
I honestly thought I would go out of my mind sewing strips - I get bored easily with the same thing over and over.
But, I was determined to finish it while I was there.
I used a very old pattern which was typed with a typewriter and had hand drawn pictures. That's old!
The only thing I really had to pay attention to was keeping the piles in order by number - the rest was a piece of cake!
(I used little stickers with number on them)
Here is 1/2 of the top finished.
Some of the "rounds" have different prints, but they are within the same color.
The backing is a pretty purple 30's print.
peeking through asparagus plants...
I quilted it with an all-over cross-hatch.....love!
I took the photos at my neighbors home just up the road - love this chipped paint door.
Old things with flowers in them...pretty.
The hand binding is a sweet green/white stripe my friend, Barbara, gave me....she knows I love green and stripes. (thank you)
I'm very much in love with my 30's Trip quilt - it's a snuggler!
Corrie & Des are hosting another retreat this year.
You can read all about it here.
There are still a few spots left in the first session - you really don't want to miss out!
Thank you, Danette, for letting me take pictures on your property...you're the best!