Sunday, March 02, 2008

Rested and Relaxed!

We had three wonderful days in the mountains of Northern Arizona. This was the most relaxing and restful retreat week end we've had in a very long time.

I spent some time working on an Easter embroidery pattern and two mini quilts however, I didn't feel pushed to be super productive. I usually have pedal to the medal and come back with several completed flimsies but not this time. I spent Friday evening and all day Saturday working on my 9 patch quilt. You might recall that these are 3" nine patches that I traded with Wendy for several months and you'll notice that I chose the double pink for the alternate block. And, I absolutely love it. BTW, there are 209 3" nine patches and 180 3" alternate blocks. Whew!!!! LOL I am so thankful that Wendy agreed to swap these cuties with me. Thank you, Wendy - I will treasure this forever.

I will catch up with e-mails and blog reading tomorrow - thank you for popping in to visit! Come again soon!

In Friendship!

38 comments:

Linda said...

So glad you enjoyed your time in the mountains, you lucky duck. Your nine patch quilt is just gorgeous....

Kathie said...

Oh Darlene I am so happy that you had a great weekend and relaxed. OH I LOVE the way this quilt looks, yes you might just see something just like it on my blog too :)
nine patches are one of my favorite blocks and I have been making 3" nine patches to do something similar :)
for a while.
Kathie

Knot Garden said...

It looks amazing, I love it.
Glad you had a "pieceful" 3 days.

Yvonne said...

Welcome home....so glad you had a relaxing time. I love the 9 patch!

Carol said...

Darlene it is just wonderful...I love the setting blocks and those little blocks are cutie, cutie!

Carole said...

Glad you had a restfull weekend! I was thinking of you the other day. I say an embroidery design of "Speedy Gonzales". What a cuty! lol Lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing Speedy!;o) Hugs

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh there's nothing like a retreat to recharge the sewing batteries.

I LOVE that 9 patch quilt your working on. It's stunning.

Hugs - Karen

Doodlebug Gail said...

Wow - what a productive weekend you had. The quilt is beautiful and I'm sure you are more than happy with it.

Bren said...

The double pink was a good choice...just GORGEOUS!! What does your quilt measure?

Catherine said...

The 9-patch looks fabulous! Love it with the pink!

Juliann in WA said...

Wow - that is a lot of 3" blocks - looks lovely.

Nan said...

I am so pleased that you had a relaxing weekend! Good for you!! That quilt is stunning - love, love, love the pink! How beautiful, and such a lovely memory of your swap with a friend.

Not Lucy said...

That is how those retreats are - sometimes you get a lot done and sometimes you are happy to get a little done but get a lot of rest. My retreat last month was one that provided me the opportunity to get a lot done. I think you get what you need most which is the idea! Glad you had a great time and I love the quilt!

Jeanne said...

I'm happy to hear you had a wonderful retreat. The nine patch looks great! It's my favorite block and scrappy is the best.

Idaho Quilter said...

Love the pink that yo u chose. Wow on the size of those 9 patches.

Beth said...

Your nine patch quilt looks great. I am glad you enjoyed yourself on your retreat. I can't wait, I am going to a retreat the end of the month.

Wendy said...

That is an absolutely stunning quilt. Love love love the pink. I should get the last couple of rows on mine to show you.

I'm glad you had a relaxing retreat, great way to get energized.

Judy said...

Oh Darlene it FABULOUS!! I love the double pinks choice...I had planned to use a red, but pink could be good...you never know. Can't wait till I have enough for mine!

Marcie said...

Nice job with the 9-patches Darlene! They look perfect with the pink. I love 9-patch blocks and have been making them for my project also. They do take time, but always a winner! How fun to swap them!

Nadine said...

I'm so happy that you had a good relaxing time, dear ! We all need that, once in a while :>)

And I'l glad too, that you chose the double pink for this beautiful nine patch quilt (it was my choice, as well). Gorgeous quilt !

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Libby said...

Northern Arizona is the best *s* Your 9 patches look great!

Elaine Adair said...

Wow! LOTS of pieces! Turned out beautiful.

Patti said...

Absolutely marvelous - what a treasure you have. So antique looking. How marvelous that your swap went so well for both of you!

Paula said...

Love your quilt top! It's amazing. Glad you had a great time.

Pam said...

Nice to hear you had a good and relaxing time - and you are home safe and sound!!

Love the choice of the double pink - that was my favourite. It looks fabulous and like a LOT of work!!

Angie said...

Wow, Dazey, those little 3" nine-patches, plus that bubblegum pink, worked up into a gorgeous, 'antique' quilt! You just rock, my EBFF!!! :D I'm soooo glad you got away and had some time chillin and sewin as you pleased! You definitely needed it, sweetie! :) Glad you're home safe...I'll be in touch soon! :)

Cheryl said...

Glad you had a great getaway and some time to relax! Your quilt is absolutely wonderful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sounds like so much fun.

Kathy Wagner said...

Beautiful! I knew it would be great with the pink!!
If you like 9 patches, you'd enjoy Bonnie's mystery at Quiltville!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your quilt and I missed you this weekend. Glad your back. You really were missed.
Hugs

Ginger Patches said...

That nine patch quilt is incredible! How great that it was a swap with a friend that makes it even more special. I'm glad you had a relaxing time--although it looks to me like you were still pretty productive!!! LOL!

mommi said...

i came to visit, have been lurking quite a bit, I love your quilt...i would love to take on something like that sometime...small ones to large....I would also like to try the Dear Jane...I love that quilt. I love the little pin cushions also. you have a lovely site.....

Amanda said...

The quilts is beautiful.

I'm so glad you had fun on your retreat. There's nothing like getting away for a few days and doing what you love: quilting!

atet said...

That flimsy is just beautiful (LOVE the pink) -- and there is nothing wrong with slowing down and just enjoying the process on a project you love.

sara, the wine makers wife said...

darlene, your quilt is sooo lovely, I'm in awe!

AJ said...

Wow! I love your quilt. It must have taken a lot of time to make so many little nine patches.

julieQ said...

Wow! That is a lot of nine patches! It came out beautifully. Glad you had fun.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE this! This is sooo beautiful! and sooo me! I love it!

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