Per usual, I brought a million projects to work on:
Not per usual, I feel like I got my fill of sewing! For the first time, I arrived on Wednesday, instead of Thursday and that made all the difference. In the past, I felt like by Sunday, I was just hitting my stride and it was time to pack up. This year, I was sewed out by mid-day on Sunday. Yay!
The biggest project I worked on was a bed quilt for Sylvie (friend's 10 year old daughter). This quilt has been taking much longer than I expected and I really wanted to be able to wrap it up. It still needs borders, but I'm thrilled to have accomplished as much as I did. I spent half of Thursday and ALL of Friday working on it. By all, I mean 8 am to 11 pm!!! Yikes! Here it is:
Quilt retreats are like marathons. You don't want to start running at full speed. You need a warm up! My warm up was to do a few more blocks on my Cartwheels quilt. I'm up to 9 blocks complete and want to do at least 3 more.
(pardon the instagram filter-- this photo is a bit washed out)
As a bit of late night diversion, I decided to attempt a fabric bowl. I started this at midnight on Thursday night!! What was I thinking?? My hand eye coordination wasn't quite there... (it turned out ok)
At some point on Saturday early evening, I started to put my Catvent cats together. CATVENT! Oh, how I love Catvent. Maybe when I quilt it, I can tell the story of Catvent. For now, let's suffice to say it is a fun quilt.
Saturday night-- I told myself I would go to bed early (most nights I wasn't in bed until 1 am). It didn't happen! At 11.30, tons of people were super focused on their sewing. As Anna described it, "It's like a quilting sweatshop!" =) I decided to prep some things for Sunday. One thing led to another and I sewed 2 scrappy string blocks. And then did 6 more on Sunday morning! My plan is to only use cool colors and make a quilt to donate to a charity.
This is a mighty long post. I think I've covered the projects I worked on. In another post, I plan to share some photos of the retreat and other people's projects.