What a wonderful weekend! I’m back from the annual retreat at Watson Homestead. Of course I didn’t get half the projects completed that I took with me – but had a great time trying.
- Baby quilt – pieced, but I needed to put it up on the design wall before sewing the blocks. I did that when I got home and finished the top today.
- Bluework quilt – All the pieced blocks are finished along with two of four embroidered blocks. I couldn’t resist putting one row together to get a preview. I had originally planned on piecing this block with blue fabrics on the green/beige background. The green rectangles however picked up the green in the blue ‘wheat’ fabric so well that I had to use it instead. (It’s great to have the input of fellow quilters.) I have more than half of the third embroidered block complete. Just one more to go.
- Autumn Leaves wall hanging – All the leaves have been fused with Heat and Bond Lite and trimmed to size. I came back with some good tips for machine applique also. Now to decide on the final placement.
- Spring Wall-hanging and pillow shams – not touched. The wall-hanging will be one of the projects that I’ll work on while on our winter vacation in Texas next year. – And don’t worry Tom – the pillow shams will be finished by the time we visit you during the holidays.
- Memory bags – Our guild is making these bags for area hospitals. They are given to family members to hold the clothes of a loved one who dies while in the hospital. (So much better that the clear bags that are normally used.) Eight bags were made on our quilters weekend and I have been promised four more by our membership meeting on Tuesday.
In return I received a great table runner. The colors are just right in my family room.And 5 of us topped off the weekend with a “Friendly’s Crowd Pleaser Sunday” accompanied by more and more laughter.There is always time to quilt!