Monday, March 26, 2012

Retreat Success

I made much progress this weekend.  What could be better than 3 days sewing with friends?  It would take something fabulous.  Well, it wasn't all sewing, we did have a little adventure at a quilt shop.  We even a had a friends helping friends experience when Ellen bought two washcloths from Nancy so she would have enough funds to buy the fabric she wanted.  Almost everyone made the strippy quilt (1600" quilt), but everyone had a different vision and they all turned out well.  The quilt below is Ellen's.  I just love that blue fabric that she put between the rows.  After she had her strippy sewn, she cut it apart and add the columns.

 On my design wall is another oldie.  This one was put away long ago because I was having issues with the border.  It was a mystery quilt and I sort of lost interest with my color selections.  It will probably be hanging just like it is now next week, but it will get finished eventually.
 What did I work on with 3 full days of sewing?  Backings and more backings!!!  This tub contains all the quilts that I have finished and the matching backing.  I hope to have a week full of quilting.  Don't get me wrong, I know I won't get all these done this week, but each one is a step closer to clearing up all my UFOs.  I think I must be on the 100 step program.
Check back with Judy to see what others are working on this week.


AnnieO said...

Sewing with friends, shopping with friends, laughing with friends--sounds like a fabulous time to me! Great work getting all those backings made and closer to real quilts :)

Dar said...

Boy, you sure do have a lot of finished, waiting to quilt UFOs. I don't envy you that chore, although I wish I could spend my time doing mine more. Aren't retreats just the best thing?? I like the strippy quilt idea of cutting them apart and adding columns. May have to try one -- next year. ha Too many UFOs now.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

What could be better than sewing with friends?
Your projects look great. Very nice job.