Friday, October 7, 2011

Have You Ever Seen A Glacier...?

Hello Everyone,

Star, that is??

As you know about 2 weeks ago, I was on a quilting retreat in Montana at Judy Niemeyer's retreat center.  You all have seen my Summer Solstice or as I named it "I Am Not Afraid Of Color".  See it by clicking here and here.

But I also got started on another project, Judy's pattern Glacier Star.


I chose to use eggplant purples, and greens, with a splash of navy blue. They are all batiks. 



It is now on my design wall.  I have a little way to go yet, but I am totally enjoying the process. The color looks slightly different on my design wall...



than it did on Judy's.  I think the lighting is definitely playing a part here.  Plus the fact the color of the design wall is different too.  Either way, I love it. 

I thought I might share with you some of the other Glacier Star quilts that were being worked on at the retreat.



Delia was working on this lovely blue version.



May's version had such great color impact and she actually ended up completing the top before we left. Gorgeous!



Joann's version was a gorgeous rendition as well.  Joann had come all the way from Queensland, Australia and was right next to me at the retreat!  She was just wonderful!!

Isn't it amazing how just a change in fabric and color palette can change the whole look of a quilt pattern?


 Here is a photo of all of us at the retreat.  Judy is right in front.  Lovely grounds, beautiful weather and a great group of ladies!! I will have more from the retreat in another post.

You can find Judy's patterns by clicking here

I will also be announcing the 3 giveaway winners of Judy's patterns in my next post!  So stay tuned!

If you are in Connecticut this weekend, be sure not to miss this quilt show in East Haddam!  Click here for the info!


 Until Next Time...

Share/Bookmark

34 comments:

AnitaS said...

What lovely is this. All the different colours. Beautiful.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow.....these are all stunning...

Linda Coleman said...

these are amazing.

Janet said...

How wonderful, what a real treat to see these stunning creations. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time away.

Stephanie said...

All those perfect sharp points are gorgeous. All so different. Each one stunning.

Melinda said...

Just gorgeous Jackie! I love your color combination; fresh and spunky!

Ann Marie said...

I love all of Judy's work!!! It is amazing, and to see all the different color combinations everyone comes up with is wonderful too. It is on my too do list!

Stray Stitches said...

All of the color combinations are beautiful. What an amazing design.

Exuberant Color said...

I can't imagine anyone being able to finish one of those at a retreat! Your colors are great!!

Helen said...

I am blown away by these quilts! Have been quilting forever and see some familiar elements---Feathered Star. Palm Leaf, NY Beauty, Flying Geese to name a few---but to see how far quilting has come....Well, it's astonishing!!!

debbie said...

Your color choices give this quilt awesome movement and are beautiful. I also really like Joann's color choices (being a purple green gal) I also LOVE her background fabric and would love to know what it is!

Donna~~ said...

Wow--all so gorgeous and all so different just due to the fabrics. I like your lime green!

paula, the quilter said...

One word: WOW!

karenfae said...

I have always loved Judy's designs and have made two in the past. I really need to get another one of her patterns even if paper piecing isn't my favorite things to do, I do love the look. Bet you had fun, did you get to see much of Montana while you were there - what area were you at.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Pieces to Love said...

what a lovely pattern. My skill level isn't that high yet but someday I would love to make something like that.

Anonymous said...

All of them are GREAT! I wish i could take a class but, i am to far away.Wig.Keep up with the pic.'s.

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful designs and fabrics, amazing work by all the ladies.

Debbie

Kim said...

Isn't it fun to bond at a retreat with others who have your same passion?
gorgeous results!
Are you having quilting ideas come to you as you are piecing?

Happy sewing

Michele said...

I love it, the spiky center is fabulous! I hope to see up close and personal it at our next ModConn meeting. Everyone's work is wonderful. You are absolutely right how different fabric and color choices impact the design. Beautiful work!
Michele

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wow, that was fast!! I love all the different versions, can't wait to see more of yours!

Rosa said...

All are absolutely awesome!!

Denise :) said...

WOW! What wonderful work! :)

BJ is Quilting! said...

Amazing!! I won't be tackling anything that intricate any time soon, but I LOOOVE seeing your talent!

Shirleyquilts said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your color selection. The eggplant is especially nice.

AnnieK said...

Really enjoyed seeing these...how inspiring!! Thank you for sharing!

Vesuviusmama said...

Judy's designs are so magnificent, and you all have wonderful interpretations of it. Lovely!

Sara said...

Unbelievably spectacular! Every color variation is great.

Susan said...

Wow!

Poppyprint said...

Those are incredible quilts!!! As always you do such beautiful work, Jackie(and yes, I have seen, stood on, hiked, sampled and flown over lots of glaciers!).

Robyn G. said...

Oh wow Jackie, such stunning quilts and I love the colours you are using.
Wow xx

Elisa Black said...

Wow!! Those Glacier Stars are amazing--in all the different color versions!! I love the center close-up with the circle of flying geese. Your retreat sounds like an incredible experience. Thanks for sharing!!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jackie -- look at all those angles. Those are beautiful quilt tops!

Cathi said...

How beautiful!! I love your use of colour!

dutch sisters said...

Wow..what a stunning pattern! Love your choice of colors.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...