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Friday, May 7, 2010

New quilt skills

In April I had a great time at a one day quilt retreat.  I signed up for two classes, to learn new techniques that I had never tried before.  It was a lot of fun learning to make a Dresden Plate and the Cathedral Window quilt blocks.  Even more fun was spending the day with my mom and my wonderful friends Lisa and Mary.  The Dresden Plate we made during the retreat had a bunch of embroidery in the center circle, which made it take longer to complete, but overall it was fun to make and a lot easier than it looks with the technique we learned.  Cathedral Window involves a lot of handwork, and at this point I'm just going to make a pillow, but I think it would be fun to make a whole quilt some day.  I'll add it to my growing list.  Check out how pretty both of these quilt blocks are.


Material Mary said...

You rock girl. The projects look absolutely wonderful!!

cara lou said...

Those are both so pretty! Now you have to teach me! :)