HA -- I love the comments - I LOVE them all referring to the Jen Kingwell quilts. Yes, indeed - I LOVE them all, and very hard to pick the one I like the least. They are all so worthy in their own right, and I'm just so darn proud of everyone who finished, and there will be more finished quilts. Those will get posted and added to the appropriate slot to keep them all in the same place. You'll know when that happens.
It's that bittersweet day at any retreat, as we're going home today. But as usual, it's been a super retreat, and I so much got done!
I took pictures of other things around here, but today, it's all about what I accomplished. Sometimes, I bring ONE big project, and other times, I bring smaller projects. This time, I decided to work on stuff that needed to be done or would finish off a homework assignment or small projects that had been languishing in the retreat bag.
Now if my computer cooperates, we'll be able to see some pictures. If not -- well, I'll just have to tell you. OH -- here come the images.
I started by working on The Butterfly Quilt. This is one of our ongoing classes, and I was behind with all the curved piecing blocks. Now they are done, and I'm up to date with the homework. Just in time to get the next set of blocks done for the presentation!
There are TWO of each block, so a total of 12 blocks, which took me all day to complete. No wonder the group was "bitter" -- there were a lot of curved seams to do! The center of the big blocks needs to be stitched down when I get home, as I forgot to bring the right thread.
|Blocks for the Butterfly quilt|
|The Chunk of the month|
|My summer fun quilt top|
|The border for Among the Stars Again|
|The binding for All in a Row|
|Trimming half-square triangles|
|More enders and leaders|
|Jem paper pieced blocks|
|Three tumbling blocks|
For some reason, I got slap-happy when cutting and there was a HUGE stack of diamonds already cut. I know -- I could abandon them, but that would not make me happy, so I will get this done. I need to keep it out at home and work on one or two blocks a day. Or when I bring it to retreat, get a dozen done. I got three done last night before I crashed. My body said -- you NEED to go to bed, and you need to do that right now! I slept through the night and had a great sleep.
Now I'm going to start the day, and I'll be starting with these tumbling blocks. Once I get bored, I have a couple more things in my bag. But this is the MOST I've ever accomplished at a retreat -- well, in the number of projects. There are not many left, so I planned well!!
I love going home and unpacking that bag and putting things away or prepping them for the next retreat - like the threads for the pumpkin block or deciding to finish it at home.
On that note, it's time to eat! And then to get the day rolling!
Have a super day!!!