Monday, February 6, 2012

Retreat, Day One

The VERY first thing after unloading the car and positioning everything in the workroom was to go to my bedroom and take a nap.

Then I pulled out these blue HSTs  and randomly sewed them together for the center of this neonatal quilt top.

The group leaders had a plan for us to each make a simple applique flower block to make a quilt for Kettunen Center as a gift from us. [Not until next year, though.]

Here's the block I made and a line-up of others from the first day.

Lastly that day I got out the UFO of the month and managed to get the necessary borders attached [one quarter shown in the photo], and then I used the remainder of the plaids to make a patchwork backing large enough to exceed the top.

More on the retreat tomorrow!

As for the Monday Design is just as it was last week, a scrap bargello that needs borders.


Four days of sewing fun
Four days of no cooking
Four days of making "leaders & enders" into neonatal quilts


Julie Fukuda said...

I've been to choir retreats and Women's Conferences but never a place where you get to sew. It sounds like such fun.

Pokey said...

I sure like your mixing of hst's throughout the checkerboard, what a blessing this little quilt will be to a wee one.
Your plaid quilt sure has an inviting appeal. I want to work in all plaids one day!