Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Retreat Progress

Hello Everyone,

Most of you know that I have flown the coop for the week to go on a retreat that my friend Pam and I had been anticipating for a whole year!

We are in Montana at Judy Niemeyer's retreat center and we are having a blast! We got here a few days early to do some sight seeing and I will share that with you all on a later post. I thought you might be slightly more interested in what I am working on... project wise.

I started with these...


I made quite a bit of them and then put them on the design wall...


Hmmm... it must have been way too early in the morning when I did this?


There, now that is much better! This is the center of the quilt. All from Kaffe Fassett fabrics.


I look pretty pleased with myself at this point, but the day was still young and I had a lot more sewing to be done.


I completed a few more units and added them to the Lone Star. Definitely changing the shape of things to come. I continued to press on and was able to complete this...


Now I am really loving the way it looks. You know me, I am definitely not afraid of color. Just a little more to do and hopefully by late tomorrow I will have a quilt top! Just maybe.

For inquiring minds, all the fabrics are Kaffe Fassett and the Pattern is Summer Solstice by Judy Niemeyer. All of which can be found in my online shop.

While I am away... Don't forget...

1. To enter the giveaway for the Kona Cotton Bundle, just click here.
2. To join in on the FREE BOM quilt along, just click here.

I'll be back soon!


Until Next Time...




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39 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh Wow Jackie, you had me with the Kaffe's in the first pic, by the time I got to your last pic my jaw was on the ground!! What a stunning beauty your quilt is. Glad you are having a fabulous time. xo

Debbie B Sam said...

Jackie - that is beautiful! Love the colors, but girl, it's almost as big as you :) Enjoy your time!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's stunning - love your fabric choices and I can't wait to see more of it!

BenteOO said...

I acted like Cathy - gorgeous and then better and better and better!

petra said...

That's so beautiful... I love it!

Michele said...

Oh wow! It looks so pretty!

Jen Eskridge said...

I really like the green and red behind the star. That is amazing!

Elzaan said...

That is amazing! What a wonderful quilt, and the use of colours! Love it, love it, love it!

Stephanie said...

Wowzer! Bold, bright, brilliant, beautiful.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jackie -- that's just gorgeous! I love the bright colors!

Vivian said...

Got to say, I like your Kaffe version much better than the pattern version. Look forward to seeing the next phase.

Hadn't been interested in doing a JN pattern before but you've got me looking at them!

Patti said...

Seriously beautiful! You have a real gift for colour!

badlandsquilts said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Have a good time!

Barb said...

Looks totally awesome!!! Has that fun pop that every quilter wants!!

Victoria said...

Gorgeous! I love your fearless use of color and pattern!!

Vicki W said...

It's going to be spectacular!

Jean said...

{awestruck}
Jackie... it's awesome!

The Little Shop of Stitches said...

One word -- GORGEOUS!

Sherri said...

It's absolutely gorgeous...I'm starstruck!

Anonymous said...

Love it.Wig,from Il.

Anonymous said...

Stupendous - makes me want to tackle that pattern, too!!! Missing you here in CT - say HI to Pam.
Justine

Carrie P. said...

Wowee!! that is so awesome. Love the fabrics you are using.
I now subscribe to your posts so I won't miss a thing now.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Simply fabulous! Love Kaffe Fasset fabrics! Living in MT my ENTIRE life... have yet to get to a Judy Niemeyer class! It's on the bucket list! Looking forward to more posts from your time in MT!

Barb said...

very fun! love the movement -
glad you are having fun!

Muddling Through said...

Wow! That is gorgeous, and you've got a lot done already.

fiberchick said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Bailey said...

Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous!

Béa said...

Really wonderful, love this pattern and the colours you choose.

Deb said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Love the colours. Just gorgeous.

Cathi said...

Stunning! I can't wait to see the finished top! I love your use of colour, makes for such a happy quilt!

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Just amazing! It's gorgeous! Love that burst of colour!

Janet said...

Oh my, your quilt looks sensational so far, the colours are really fabulous together. I can't wait to see more progress.

Jen said...

Such a beautiful quilt, the colors are gorgeous! Great work :)

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Wow, awesome!!! I love it!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It looks fantastic!!!

Gunilla S said...

Oh so wonderful fabric!!! I wish....Gunilla

Vesuviusmama said...

Those little spiky quarter circles inside the bigger spiker quarter circles just make this quilt for me. It is AWESOME!

Jean said...

I love this top! I was drooling over it on facebook as well! retreats are sooooo much fun, glad you got to take a week off and go.

Linda said...

Awesome!!!

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