We used every square inch of the house.
Can you see my Accuquilt Studio cutter behind Roz?
When your quilt is made up of 1,296 squares, their 2" die cutter is a beautiful thing.
It cuts 60 squares at a time.
I was thrilled when she offered to stay and help me with the cooking for the retreat. I took it as an opportunity to further entice her with quilting, because the pet quilt I was planning on creating was a portrait of their dog, Cooper. It was supposed to be a surprise. Instead I taught her the techniques and she just ran with it.
Here's a close-up of the ear.
I chain pieced the top in sections. See how much it shrinks?
Here are the start of more pet portraits:
Roz and Reggie
Wisps of Reggie's fur
Teresa and Rosie (www.TeresasQuiltStudio.com)
Grace and her owner, Cheryl
Luna and Rose
A Luna close-up
You can see from the close-ups that these quilts are not pixilated. The grids are used to piece the details. This makes the quilts look realistic. I'm looking forward to seeing them quilted and bound.
I was delighted to receive an e-mail from one of the quilters, after she arrived home that said:
"I want to thank you for a relaxing creative weekend, I feel recharged!"
I have tentatively schedule another Pet Mosaic Retreat in June. June 12-14 th of 2015, also at the lake house. If you're interested, shoot me an e-mail.