Monday, April 4, 2016

Dancing Bobbin Quilt Retreat

I am lucky enough to work at The Dancing Bobbin, our LQS with some fabulous, generous and fun ladies.  Once a quarter we meet to spend the whole day together eating, laughing and of course quilting.  This last quarter we started our new tradition of making and donating 2 quilts to a local organization for foster children.

When we met in January we chose a block and colors for both a boy quilt and a girl quilt.  Then we all contributed to sash, quilt and bind them. So much fun to work together on a quilt and the final results are just fabuous!

We chose the free blocks from Robert Kauffman called Genny & Ruth. They are super simple and quick to put together.  And they finish up big making a nice sized quilt.

For the girls quilt we chose navy, aqua and pink.

We sashed the blocks with all the leftover greys we used in the blocks and then  bordered it withe the navy fabric used in the center block.


It turned out so cute, with ballerinas, purses, Paris, macaroons, polka dots and flowers.

For the boys we chose navy, country blue, brown and orange.

It is so much fun to see all the fun fabrics coming out of everyone's stashes.
This quilt is full of cowboys, mice, dogs, bears, boats and fun plaids and geometrics.

We sashed it with a great brown and backed it with a  brown flannel.  This is going to be so cozy and comforting for some sweet little boy.

And here we all are with out finished quilts ready to be sent off and loved!

We also shared our finished log cabin swap quilts.  If you have been here before you might remember that we were inspired by a swap we saw happening on Instagram and decided to do one of our own.  So we chose colors and a finished size, created log cabin blocks, quartered them and then swapped.

Then we put them together however we wanted to. I put mine back together into squares and separated them with white sashing. 

This picture is awesome because this is probably the only time it will ever happen.  My binding finished perfectly!! 

It was so fun to see all the different ways that everyone put their blocks together.  All were beautiful!!

Show and Tell rocks!!

Check in tomorrow for our next quarter challenge.  I will even include a little tutorial for the simple blocks we will be creating!

Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Love your log cabin blocks. I love the idea of quartering them to make new blocks.

  2. These are all great projects! :)

  3. Every one of those quilts is a beauty Tracy! I love the color combinations. What a marvelous group of friends you have!

  4. Oh wow these are all gorgeous! I love them! Great job! :)

  5. How fun! These all look great! I really like all your fabric choices.

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