Julia and I joined 55 of our closest quilty friends for a weekend retreat at the W. Alton Jones Campus of the University of Rhode Island. Pat Harrison of Ocean Waves Quilting Company led the Saturday workshop of her Easy Peasy Circles design.
The background of the quilt is a 1600 quilt top, so we started the day with a jelly roll race. Erin (Quilting in RI) won the race! Yes, there were prizes.
Judy finished in 2nd place,
and Bernadette was third.
Jen picked the wrong day to wear black. Those Moda jelly rolls are messy!
And now for the parade of tops...
|Pat, Norrene, Serafina, Nancy|
|Rita, Rosalie, Laurel (circles are pinned on)|
|Sue, Sara Jane|
|Jen, Bev, Diane|
|Serafina, Nancy, Pat, Donna|
After lunch, Pat taught us how to sew inset circles by machine. Here are just a few test blocks.
Rosalie proudly announced, "You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!"
Julia and I picked out our fabrics for the circles, but that's as far as we got. No one was brave enough to cut into their jelly roll top just yet.
I have more pics to show you, but that's enough for today.