Ahhhhh….retreat weekend. Plenty of sewing, lots of laughs, and some wine thrown in for good measure. I did such a good job of selecting 3 projects and pre-cutting so all I’d have to do was sew. I also planned to work on the Vice Versa BOM blocks for February, but I couldn’t pre-cut for that because I received the instructions the morning of the retreat when I was already on the road.
First things I did were the BOM blocks. They took me a few hours because I was doing more talking than sewing at times, but I did manage to get them finished first thing. I’m rather proud of these little blocks.
That’s one ‘To-Do’ checked off the list, and that’s where ‘checking-things-off-the-to-do-list’ ended. That’s because I decided to do the Mystery Quilt along with 5 of the 10 ladies in our group. It was the first time I’ve done a Mystery Quilt and I’m happy with how it turned out. The quilt could have been laid out two different ways, so I took an unscientific poll amongst the ladies in my group to figure out which way to assemble it. Here are the two options:
Here’s the layout that won:
It was kind of cool to do a quilt like this in a weekend. I’m still going to add two borders – a skinny (1″) white one, then a big green/floral outer border (6″).
What was cool about this Mystery Quilt is that the LQS brought a bunch of different options, and each of us did a different one:
On the way home I dropped my machine off at the LQS for a little spa retreat of its own. I’m traveling next week for work, so I figured it was a great time to drop her off for a rejuvenation.
Speaking of traveling next week, I’d better get started packing! I leave in just over 12 hours and I haven’t yet started to pack.