Our guild retweet (thanks Mom!) was so much fun. Most of the ladies will remain nameless to protect the innocent, but I don't think my girlfriend Erin would mind me sharing her photo. She was hard at work finishing her son's quilt that was started at a retreat several years ago. We had our snacks and required reading (mostly Gwen Marston!). Happy smiles when the top was done!
I worked on this project (Girlfriends) first of all. In preparation of the retreat I went to my UFO stash and looked for things to bring. These two birdie blocks were done and ready for something (anything, really). I decided to do a medallion quilt, a la Gwen Marston. First I added the wild print border.
Then I made a bunch of little 4" liberated shoo fly blocks. I made over 20 of these, not knowing for sure what I was going to do with them.
I thought about them going all the way around, but then realized that there needed to be another border between the shoo fly blocks and the wild print.
I made some wildly bright string borders of mostly Kaffe Fasset prints. Then I realized that it was mashing up the wild border print. So, I needed something in between. I almost thought I didn't have anything when I found some of the solid green.
That was just the thing. At this point I decided the thing was getting to be too wide, so I added the shoo fly blocks to just the top and bottom. it's not done yet though. I want to add one more border and bring in some more green. Then I think it will be off to a machine quilter to finish so I can get on with other things.
We had three days of nearly non stop sewing, meals that magically appeared, door prizes and games. I worked on two other projects, but will reveal them in time. Meanwhile, I may or may not confirm that we had a humping iron (oh the hilarity of a pop up iron gone crazy), several versions of the chicken dance and a world class jump roping demonstration among the entertainment. What a great weekend with my girlfriends!