The retreat I went to earlier this week was fantastic! (I know, aren’t they always?)
It was a lot of fun!
Here is a slide show of the people and the projects … and I’m sure that I missed some of them! You will see several “52 blocks in 52 weeks” quilts, bags, games of Left-Right-Centre, Secret gift exchange, Maple leaf and tree blocks for Australia, and lots and lots of eye candy!
Here’s pictures of what I got done!
2 quilts quilted and bound: The photo shoot happened at home during a break in the snow!
French General Layer Cake – a UFO from 2012
This was quilted with a large meander following the back fabric. It was fun to do, but I doubt if I’ll do it again. As I quilted, when I hit a seam, it would sort-of startle me. I think when I quilt from the front, I know where the seams are and can prepare myself for the bumps that may be coming.
75″ x 58″
Ode to 30’s – a UFO from 2009
58″ x 66″
Maple Leaf Blocks
I made 3 maple-leaf blocks for the Australian wildfire relief.
Rag Log Cabin
Worked on what I was calling a rag bento box … but have since changed the name to a “Rag Log Cabin” quilt. It’s definitely NOT a bento box! Prior to the retreat, the centres were all fussy-cut at 6 ½” and the strips were cut at 3 ½”. I had to cut more strips to finish the blocks. Thankfully, I had taken the extra fabric with me.
It’s such a simple quilt design, but oh my … the ripping I had to do. It was hard to wrap my head around “sew WRONG sides together.” At least all the wrong sides together part is done!
Once I got home, I put the blocks up on the design wall and have webbed the top together.
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!