I can't believe a whole week has gone by and I have not blogged or written about the wonderful retreat I went to with the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.
The retreat was held at the Hankard Inn and the facility was fabulous.
As a bonus we had our breakfast and dinners provided so no cooking!
I went with WAYYYY more than I thought I would be able to finish, but did not want to run out either.
I had some specific tops that I had to get done.
I managed to get three of those tops completed!!
First up was the wedding quilt that I have to gift in a few weeks.
The back is also finished and both are at my quilter to finish.
Next up is the paper doll quilt.
I can only say that this one has a special destination but will say more once it is gifted.
I love how it came out.
Not sure you can see but the border was done using a lot of I-Spy type of blocks.
I managed to get the back sewn up for this one too.
Last but not least was a real oldie.
I bought a traveling design wall and went over to a friend's house to lay
this One Block Wonder out using the wall.
I pinned all the blocks on the wall at that time.
I managed to get a few rows sewn when I had to pick it up.
It had been folded up in a drawer for a few years now.
So long in fact that the plastic bag was disintegrating!
I really miss that wall so this one was up next so I could reclaim my wall.
When I took it out of the bag it looked like this.
I had to press EVERY block before I could assemble them.
Many were not the right size so I had to trim over half of them before I put them together too.
This is what it was beginning to look like as I moved forward.
I had gotten up at 7am and worked all day.
The Doll quilt was finished by lunchtime and after lunch I started this one.
This is what it looked like around 1am!
Don't look too closely, there are 2 that don't have the correct pair.
Pretty good all things considered.
I am not in love with it, but happy that it is now finished.
I will be donating it to Margaret's Hope Chest, where I hope someone will love it!(mistake and all).
I just can't bring myself to make the correction now that the whole top is complete.
What would you do?
I do have some more pictures of the rooms we were sewing in and other people and
theie works but will have to save that for another post.
I also managed to get the borders and sashings cut for 2 additional quilts so hope to get both of those tops done in the near future too.
Trying to bust some UFO's!
I had some minor surgery on Monday and am still a little uncomfortable.
I had a couple of dermatofibroma's removed.
One on my arm and one on my leg, so I have some new holes and stitches, ew.
Both were benign which is good.
I hope you all had a nice 4th of July.
I will write more later about the rest of the retreat!