Tuesday, November 13, 2012

crazy mom quilts retreat 2012

For the third year in a row I was able to spend a weekend sewing with Amanda Jean of crazy mom quilts! She is the co-author of one of my favorite quilting books, Sunday Morning Quilts. I always enjoy hanging out with her and Tara at the fabulous B&B that Tara runs. There is always yummy food, plenty of laughter, and lots of sewing time!

As per usual, my camera stayed stuffed in the bottom of my purse, but I took some pictures of all my goodies as soon as I got home (after I kissed my baby, of course!).

Here's the adorable nametag that Tara made:

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And some swag and prizes! I won a a set of Wonder Clips and a fat eighth bundle of Liberty, yay! Plus Amanda signed my copy of her book (which if you've been following Instagram, you'll know I found it just in the nick of time! I'm @seaschellquilts).

We also did a potholder swap... I got the awesome set that Tara made! And I snagged some great scraps out of the scrap bin. Not that I needed more scraps, but who can resist?

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This great Liberty tote was part of my fat eighth bundle!

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Hannah made this lovely Nicey Jane quilt top at the retreat. Nicey Jane is one of my favorite fabric collections and I reeeally loved this quilt!!! (So I guess I did bring my camera out after all, ha!)

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This is what I worked on at the retreat... a curtain for our kitchen window. At night it was very creepy in the kitchen... anyone could see in, but I couldn't see out. Not that people were clamoring to see into my kitchen, lol.

kitchen curtain 1

kitchen curtain 2

I love that it just hangs on clips... no pocket for the rod needed... and I can just push it aside during the day to let in all that great natural light.

kitchen curtain 3
I didn't realize how satisfying it would be to have something I made be so functional in the house!


  1. I thought that retreat was happening sometime soon. I loved going to the retreat this spring with Penny! Tara's food is amazing, so I can't wait for this baby to be weaned so I can spend a few nights away again. :)

    I love your curtain, what a genius idea to use clips. I may have to borrow that design idea.

  2. Wow when you spread it all out like that, it looks like tons of loot! I AM MENTAL! See you Friday!

  3. Wow! Sounds like so much fun! I love the quilt top!

  4. Wow! Sounds like so much fun! I love the quilt top!