Monday, October 15, 2012

Retreat Round-Up

No Modern Monday for me this week. I didn't take my Modern Monday fabrics with me on my retreat and I didn't get the block done before leaving. I'll show two blocks next week. But Caroll has her block done. Go to Attic Window Quilt Shop to see her butterfly block.

I got home yesterday afternoon from my retreat weekend. I had a great time! I took 8 projects with me but only worked on 5 of them. I have three finished tops!

Jelly Roll 1600 Variation

Bohemian Stripes

Turning Twenty
All three of these use the same fabric line from Connecting Threads. I purchased the fabric a few years ago, on sale, because I liked it and it was the right price for charity quilts. I'm just now getting around to using it. It feels good to put this fabric to good use and get it out of my stash to make room for new fabric!

The fourth project I worked on also used this same fabric. I only got some of the blocks made at retreat. When I get the top finished, or at least get the blocks up on my design wall, I'll show it to you.

The fifth project I worked on required a bit of unsewing before I could proceed!

I sewed the last rectangle to the wrong side! It took me about 30 minutes of playing with the blocks on my design wall last night before I realized why the design was not working. Sheesh! And truth be told, I sewed both rectangles to the wrong side of the half-square triangles, but I only needed to remove the larger rectangle and resew that seam in order to get the design to work. This one is not ready to be photographed yet either. I hope to have the blocks resewn today and then I can take a picture of all the blocks laid out on my design wall.


Denise in PA said...

Well, I think you got quite a bit accomplished! Hope you had lots of fun! I'm looking forward to my guild retreat next month.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Wow! You got a lot finished. I love your first three quilts. Looking forward to seeing the others. I had to laugh when you told us about sewing the rectangles o the wrong side. I've done something like that myself! Great quilters think (or act) alike!

Mama Pea said...

Wow! You got a lot done! Your quilts look great. I'm really interested to see the last one. I only worked on three things at my retreat, but I am satisfied with my accomplishments!