Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2018 Circle Square Ranch Retreat

It was our annual retreat at Circle Square Ranch this weekend


There was all kind of creativity going on!!

Strips were laying all over the place...

Bargellos.....


Log cabins....


Tractors feeding bales.....


Lugnuts coming together...



The food was FAB -U - LOUS!!!

And the show and tell was even better!!

Shelby showed her latest mystery using a jelly roll



Deb showed her Bountiful quilt


Jane nearly finished a Christmas quilt


Her African Quilt


Heather had tons of quilts to show!!




This Star had quite the store where someone offered her an amazing price
but
she could not sell it as it was an anniversary quilt for herself!!


Anita finished a runner.


Colleen made a 'quilting juice' runner


 A baby quilt...


And her Canada 150 quilt


A Christmas tea cozy she designed herself!!


This quilt is some fabric that 4 of us have
and
we challenged each other to make some thing different with it.

Colleen's....


And Chris'...

Yikes...I better find that fabric today!!


Chris also finished a shadow box quilt...



The other 'Colleen' was given this jelly roll for her birthday

She made a runner and placemats


Terry finished this incredible Dragonflies 

Her border was some of her Bali fabrics.

It sure finished it off!!


She worked on beading her McKenna Ryan Sea quilt


Dot had a ton of charity quilts...


All of them were amazing...


Trudi only had pictures on her phone 
but
she is our resident comedian so we all had some good laughs with her antics!


Jill got a good start on her 2 color bargello...


Sharon showed her Border Creek Mystery from a few years ago


This was their 2017 Mystery from Border Creek Station
(My favorite pattern company...just saying)


Nancy was working on this block...


It is fabric from her mom's wedding and grad dress


Theresa showed her son's French Braid grad quilt  


She loved music and made good use of this fabric


Her Fronds fabric was whipped up into a wall hanging


I worked on my own rendition of a Stormy Snail
(Storm at Sea with Snail's Trail)


That bottom row needs repair...it's upside down!!

I have to thank the internet guy for coming yesterday.

He installed a new system and it's 3 times faster!! 
Love it!!
I think Lucy loved it, too!!

She was sitting on his lap when he was trying to get things up and working!!


So it's back to calving.

It`s a nice break with a bit warmer weather!


Not a single calf was born till I got back home!!


Two more yesterday!!

I guess they knew who they trusted to run the maternity ward!!

Christa

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Still on Black and White

After working on my zebra and friend,

 Stripes and Chirp


I started to see what other critters might look good in black and white

How about angel fish?



I tried to make them 'individuals'...


 No two  fish alike...


I used the white on black as the top 
and
black on white as the bodies

BUT....

That's where I have stalled...

Should these fish be 'swimming' in water...


or styling on white with some quilting as the feature behind them??


What do you think??

I am stuck...

Christa 





Sunday, February 4, 2018

Hold Your....Zebras!

I recently brought in some FQ packs of blacks and white to sell....
You know how this is like a new pack of crayons for a quilter!! 
I had to make something with them! 
 
I started looking up black and white quilts to make....

When this whole page of zebras came up.....

 

Perfect!!!

I settled on this one with the bird on her hip

It was a photo from Quilt Inspiration.

It definitely inspired me!!

 

I did not have a pattern so enlarged it and drew it out... 

 I always forget about the reverse imaging so mine is looking the other way!! 

I randomly selected the different blacks with white for her stripes

And

Used some scraps to make my bird.....

Voila....presto...ta-da-ah!!

She turned out pretty cute!!

Maybe I will get her quilted up today!!

 

I just love new crayons......

 

Christa