JSS Retreat Day 1

Our JSS Quilt Retreat at Compass Centre in Mount Calm, Texas started late yesterday afternoon. Barb, Suz and I packed Suz’s vehicle to the brim and made the trek together:

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We tried to limit the number of projects we brought so we could all three fit in one vehicle.  We made it!

After hugging our fellow JSS’ers, claiming a room, grabbing some workstations together, we actually got started sewing!

Inklingoing – Barb and I both brought our Inklingo projects – I’m still working on the Case of the Secret Garden (COTSG) and Barb is doing both COTSG and the Inklingo Periwinkle Octagon Quilt.  We hand stitched on these for a bit:

Barb-and-her-inklingo-projeMy-Inklingo-projectBali Table Runner Class – A lot of the JSS’ers have grouped together to take a Bali Wedding Star Table Runner class from Jules.

Bali-Bedrunner-classThese will all be gorgeous.  As incentive, the full sized Bali quilt is up on the design wall:

Big-Bali-on-the-WallThere was a lot of selecting, sorting and labeling of fabric yesterday afternoon.

Organizing-fabricSorting-and-labelingLynn and JJ decide which is lighter – the pale pink or the other pale pink…

Lynn-and-JJ-figuring-it-outThis morning Jules explained some of the intricacies of the pattern.  Caffeine may have made this a more teachable moment ;-).
Jules-with-a-teachable-momeNot all of us are in the Bali class so other projects have been showing up on the design walls!

Barb has been working on finally finishing up a baby quilt before the baby turns 21…

barb-and-baby-quiltSuz has this cute table topper done:

Suz's-Pretty-Table-TopperBarbara has been assembling this gorgeous quilt:

Barbara-and-QuilI’m drooling over this Bunny Hill quilt that Sue H is working on – are those colors just scrumptious!

Sue-H-and-Bunny-QuiltAnd … I put down the COTSG Inklingo project and started on my Little Red Barns quilt:

Barn-Block-1JSS West!  We have a group of JSS’ers and their friends from California.

JSS-WestThese sweet ladies brought us each a goody bag filled with all things “California”.

Goody-Bag-from-California-GSo, I’m back to the sewing machine for another barn and maybe back to the snack table…  Stay tuned for more updates!

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