Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Back From Retreat

Man, am I tired!!!! But retreat was so much fun, as usual! I can't believe this is the only picture I took of my hard work there. Oh well...I'll share a better picture when I finish the quilt(s). Yes, this is my version of On Ringo Lake in Christmas colors. I didn't set it on point - and I added plain sashing, saving the pieced sashing pieces for the border. My friends helped me with the border - one friend especially - thanks, Ann! We are calling the red units in the border 'baubles'. I decided to make TWO Christmas quilts from all these blocks. They will be cute at the foot of the twin beds at the lake house.

I had enough blocks to make 2 quilts that have 20 blocks, along with all the borders. Unfortunately I didn't bring any of the lighter green fabric that I want to use in the border - see that little strip? But both quilts are put together, ready for the border. I also pieced all the 'baubles', so the border is ready to put together. It won't take long to finish these tops now! I plan to hire a friend to quilt them for me.

It was wonderful to have a few days of non-stop sewing to get these two quilts to this point! Of course, I still have all the parts and pieces of On Ringo Lake in Bonnie's colors...I'm not even excited about attacking them. I have a feeling that when I do pull out that box that it will end up looking NOTHING like On Ringo Lake. Haha! I do think I have a plan though.....

We stopped at a quilt shop in McDonough, GA on the way to retreat and another one in Decatur, GA on the way back. Of course, I didn't NEED anything. But I managed to find stuff to buy at both shops.   When you see something you've never seen... you'd better grab it, right? A quilter's mentality...

I'll share my purchases soon.....

Have a great day!

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