Monday, May 2, 2022

Design Wall Monday - May 2, 2022

Good Morning Quilters! 

It's May 2nd and I am looking forward to putting together the May Day Flower Basket quilt.  It has been such fun embroidering all the baskets, and it is time to make the quilt top.  I selected a solid green to be used for the alternate squares.  I took a picture of the green with one of the baskets:

Did any of you receive a May Day Flower Basket on your door?   It used to be a common gift for a friend.

I was away all last week at the Jane Stickle Quilt Retreat in Shipshewana, IL.  Here is a collage of four of the quilts that were shown in the "Show and Tell" on Friday night:

The top left is the "Oh my Gosh!" pattern
the top right is a replica of a thirties butterfly quilt.
bottom left is part of an uncompleted Mrs. Billings Coverlet pattern,
bottom right is a quilt made with tiny, tiny bow tie blocks.

What amazing talent at this retreat!

Another beauty that I saw was this crib quilt that a friend bought at an antique store.  Pat Jensen's find is made of very small diamonds, hand pieced and hand quilted.  The closeup picture shows how small the diamonds are.  Such a beautiful work of art, and Pat loves small pieces as much as I do.

What amazing things have you seen this week?  Or should I say, what amazing things have you been working on that you can show to the rest of us this week?  Please join the Design Wall Monday Linky Party below and show us.  Thanks so much! 

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Nann said...

What a treat of a retreat! We stopped in Shipshewana on our trip last fall. I'd like to go back but I dread that traffic bottleneck at the IL/IN border.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness such sweet eye candy for us to enjoy!
The hand pieced diamonds are just unbelievable!

Gretchen Weaver said...

It was great to see you last week. I hope you have the basket quilt finished by next retreat, happy stitching!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so many beautiful quilts!

maggie fellow said...

beautiful quilts and I live about 2 hours south of shipshewana - how did you find info for it. It would be fun to meet you and gretchen

Judy S. said...

Quilt shows are so fun, aren't they? Inspiring, too. I love that butterfly one. Have a great week! From another Judy

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Judy, it sounds like you had a great retreat. I love your May Day baskets embroideries. It'll make sure a great quilt! I was on a weekend retreat and made Pink Love. It was lots of fun. Have a great week!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

That Shipshewana retreat is on my bucket list. I have always wanted to go. Looks like you saw some great quilts and I'm sure you had a super time! WE used to do May baskets every May as a child. I did them a few times when my kids were little but they grew out of it quickly. So sad. I love this tradition!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Oh how wonderful to be able to attend a quilt retreat and it sounds like it was a lot of fun. Such pretty quilts too. Thank you for hosting the link party. Happy quilting.

AnnieO said...

Love the green you chose to go with your pretty embroidered baskets!
The quilts you shared are all amazing in different ways.

dq said...

Thanks for sharing some retreat photos.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Wonderful show and tell!!! It looks like it was a very productive and fun retreat!!!