Stay at home retreat

Mom’s Quilt
Today, Mom and I particpated in a stay at home retreat on my Stashbuster list.

I finished piecing a top – a UFO. I’d wanted to make some windmill blocks and this was intended to be a quick donation quilt. It sat around for a couple years so it certainly wasn’t quick. It’s plain looking but it WILL look cuter when it’s quilted! I hope.

Mom was working on a quilt for my niece. It’s based on a McCall’s pattern but I couldn’t find the magazine so I drafted it in EQ5. We’d picked out the fabric when I was here last week and I cut it out for her then too. It’s looking better than my UFO.


  1. Mary, is the one that your mom made in school colors? I think I remember seeing that pattern way back when.I am sure that any child would enjoy the windmills–very cheerful with the yellows and I know you will do a bang up job quilting them up.

  2. Both quitls look gppd. I really like the colors in the top quilt. Nice to have a quilting retreat with your mom.

  3. I like them both too!Blue and yellow combinations are always pretty to me. What’s the VT in your Mom’s quilt stand for, University of Vermont or someone’s initials?

  4. Mary – it looks like you and your Mom are making good use of your time together! I read on the Stashbuster’s list that your Mom’s quilt is going off to University this fall – it is a great quilt to show school spirit! Yours is pretty too and I can’t wait to see how you are going to quilt it up.Cheers!Evelyn

  5. Mary,Both quilts are beautiful, I like the brightness of the colors. Some child is going to love snuggling under the windmills.How are you going to quilt it?

  6. I think your quilt is very nice. So is your Mom’s but I think I like yours better. And some lucky child will be thrilled to have it.

  7. I agree with everyone else – both quilts are wonderful. Each is different – but each one will make someone happy.I like the idea of a stay-at-home retreat. After retirement I hope to treat myself to many stay-at-home retreats.

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