Sunday, October 11

retreat projects.....oh. my. stars!!!

I was fortunate enough to get to teach the Lone Star quilt class at the McCall, ID retreat.
I love making Lone Stars....I know.....who says that???
I do!
The theme for the retreat was "Starry, Starry, Night" - perfect for getting you in the Lone Star mood.
This is one I made for Corrie - who hosted the retreat - made from a Kona solid jelly roll...she had kits available.
Here are photos of the projects that were created:
We welcomed the guests with Lone Star quilts hanging from the balcony - lots of inspiration!

Here's the first group of "guests" sporting their "Starry Night" scarves we all received.
Here's the second group of guests -
looking at......I don't know!
A serious purple project - so many parts!
Cindy finished this amazing denim & flannel cathedral window "heart" quilt.
OK - now on to the Lone Star progress...
Strip sets....
lots of strip sets...
so many different jelly rolls...
This is a planned Lone Star - cut into 45 degree strips.
Those numbered pins we all received came in handy keeping track of our star point order.
(thank you, Corrie & Des)

Nancy & Dianne (daughter & mom) finished a baby pink/gray just in time for
Nancy's baby girl,due next month - perfect for her.
Brenda's beautiful "country feel" star...
Shelly's Tula Pink scrappy jelly roll...
Shelto's finished Tula Pink star...
Lynette's planned Tula Pink jelly roll...
The same Tula Pink jelly roll as Shelto's - amazing how different they ended up!

Ramona's planned patriotic jelly roll. 
Notice how she planned a navy diamond running through the center of each star point - so smart!
Paula's planned jelly roll....happy Paula!
LeAnn's scrappy Christmas jelly roll...
Shauna's 30's jelly roll scrappy star...(semi planned - see how the center star is all the same print).
JoJo's planned jelly roll....makes me smile!
Gwyn's beautiful planned Christmas bed size star... 
I had such "star" students - you were all so diligent and did an excellent job!
Quilters hard at work....oh, how I love the hummmmm of sewing machines at work! 

Several of us took a stroll down to the lake during sunset.
Perfect way to end a perfect week....
This is true....
We each received a "Starry, Starry, Night" CD full of 'starry' tunes for the trip home.
Ahhhhh - what an amazing retreat - I hope I get to repeat it again one day.
Thank you, Des & Corrie, from Craft Taffy -  for a beautiful week - I love you both.


  1. Wow! Everybody did such an amazing job on their stars! So pretty :0)

  2. I hope they have the retreat again. Nice to hear about Nancy. I have been to two retreats with her and her mom.

  3. take the best pics of us. memories....loved it all! You were an awesome teacher. I'm working on my posts, slowly but surely. Too much life has happened since getting back.

  4. I'm seeing stars! ;) And they are beautiful. I usually love choosing patterns and colors for my quilts, but I'm loving the one made of all solids. So pretty and it looks like you had a wonderful time!

  5. Stars are coming out all over! So interesting to see the same design in different fabrics! Lots of fun was had by all, it appears. Fun, fun!

  6. Thanks Stitchy Poo. Sure glad I have a lone star under my belt! You are such a good teacher!!

  7. Wow, all I can say is Wow...LOVE Ramona's star! Kathy you are the best!

  8. Thanks to Kathy for her unending patience and support while I sewed and then reverse sewed much of my star quilt! It has the borders on, and I love it! It was great to spend time with her and a great group of women.

  9. Thanks for being such a wonderful and patient teacher! I loved making the Lone Star and can't wait to make another one!