I'm back

Monday, February 25, 2013

 Well, I just got back from the most awesome-est quilt retreat EVER.  I loved every minute of it!  The retreat was held in a HUGE, luxurious cabin/house - that even had a slide in it!  It was located in the back of scenic Hobble Creek Canyon, UT (a short 45 minute drive from my house).  It was hosted by the amazingly talented and wonderfully witty Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies quilt patterns. There were about 30 of us sewing till the wee hours of the morning.  The food was delish.  Just the right amount of games and make 'n takes.  Swag galore.  New friends and a beautiful snowy setting surrounded us.  And guess what!  I took absolutely NO pictures!  I'm sorry!  I've been hunting around blog land for some and haven't come across any yet.  But I shared a sewing table and a bedroom with Heather from Quilt Story and Amy from Diary of a Quilter so I'm hoping they'll pull through for me!  Also at our table was Kathleen from Quilt My Phone who hooked me up with an awesome new quilty phone case!  Thanks Kathleen!  I LOVE it!

So before I left I worked frantically on making this weekend traveler bag. I had the pattern for a long time and thought it was the perfect excuse to actually make it.  It came down to the day before the retreat and I hadn't started making it.  But, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.  I was able to get it done and I LOVE how it turned out!!!

 The pattern is called My Paris Traveler's Bag by Fig Tree Quilts.

It was the perfect size for a three day trip.  I felt like Mary Poppins when I was packing because of how much stuff I was able to fit in there!

I hope I'll be able to use it again soon.  
Like maybe at a Cabin Fever 2 retreat?!?  

It was a fun and productive weekend and I got two quilt tops done.  
Stay tuned.  Hopefully I'll have some pictures to share soon.

~ Amber