virtual retreat recap.

23 February 2009

this weekend was pat sloan's 'orange pile' vitural retreat.
{say that 5 times as fast as you can.}

basically a few weeks back she challenged us to find all the orange fabrics we owned.
i barely had enough to speak off.
{hence me & mandie's fabric shopping trip.}

well everything was pretty hushidy hush until friday.
and we all had a blast.
{and alot of orangeish foods. lol.}

we cheered each other on.
shared recipes.
had lots o' pic updates.
even some giveaways.

it was a great time.
i highly recommend a vitrual retreat.
seriously.

i'm not normally one to buy orange fabrics.
i mean, obviously i do in the fall, but you get my drift.

i'm SO happy that pat made me step out of the box.
because honestly this is turning out to be one of my fav quilts!!!

p.s. my bloggy pal vanessa is offically cooler than cool!!!
she made her debut appearance today at the moda bake shop!!!
go see her braided rag rug tutorial...and give her a hi-5!!!

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21 comments:

Sherri said...

I don't have much orange either...except for my cotton blossoms...but I really love your orange quilt...I'll have to try one of those virtual retreats some time as well!

Trisha said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! Cute quilt so far and LOVE the colors!

a good yarn said...

I like that alot - what a fantastic blue/orange combo. Incredibly fresh! Pat is a legend!

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Kritta22 said...

What do you do at a virtual retreat...hang around your computer and sewing machine? Do you have times to check back in?

This is all so new to me!

Sorry it took me forever to sign it. I totally forgot my yahoo email address. It's ymail just in case I forget again! :) I signed in and voted.

But now that I think about it....I'm going to vote #1 cuz I won't have a sewing machine in august or address...oh I'm sure it will work out.

this moving thing is stressing me out and I still have 5 months to go!

Stacey said...

love the quilt!! I was supposed to be in on the fun but the fam is sick

Aunt Donna said...

Love your color combinations! Can't wait for the virtual bee to get off the ground. Happy stitching!

Pat said...

Love your zig-zag quilt. What pattern did you use for that? (I'm shocked you didn't win one of the giveaways this weekend...guess your lucky streak has ended! It's about time!!! hehehe)

andsewon said...

Love your quilt so far!Looks so NOW! So pretty! Look forward to seeing it! I did with what I had that would pass for orange. Ha!No brights here in orange, do have some pinks and greens though!Was a fun easy block! Wonder what Miz Pat has up her bolt for the next one.
I will be buying some 'fresh and now' fab at quilt show this weekend and think I may order Arabella Fats!
Lola

jabeybaby said...

I am loving that quilt! And your orange fabrics are great.

Linda said...

Love the block, and it looks like you're stepping out of the box with the layout, terrific.

Messy Karen said...

your orange quilt is creative & beautiful. my oranges came from my stash & i was surprised how many more that i did not use that had with orange in it.

The Jen said...

I own more oranges than any person should be allowed... I really like yours with the blues mixed in. Great zig.

pat sloan said...

sweet... love the snacks best..hehe!

amandajean said...

i have to say that if you are quilting with orange fabrics (which i love to do!!!) it's pretty fun to have your snack and your soda match your quilt! :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm loving this orange Rachel. It is amazing with the blue. It is so so lovely. Orange is my new red.

V and Co. said...

aw shucks thanks! :) so not that cool though...

Qubie said...

Great orange and blue fabric. How do you like sewing on your Viking Emerald 183?

Beth said...

My mom was just telling me the other day how I'm much more gutsy with orange than she is. Then I saw this post and had to laugh. My oranges were with red and yellow and black - not nearly as gutsy as you! Way to go! Love it!

sewtakeahike said...

Rachel! I love it! The colors are so bright and cheery and will certainly bring spring in a little quicker where you live!

Carrie P. said...

Love your OPC quilt.

erica e said...

i love the zig zags! great colors and so fun!

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