Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Garland Guild Quilt Retreat 2010

I went on a wonderful retreat last weekend with my local guild. I didn't have a camera with me to record all the shenanigan's but here are pictures of what I got done while I was there.

First I put these blocks together. This is my oldest UFO and they are now almost a top. I made 32 of these blocks sometime around 2001. The other half of them went into a quilt for my niece Helen who was 3 at the time. She is now almost 12.

I'd taken some fabrics with me for the borders and decided I didn't like them. Still need to decide on border fabrics.

I also took another really old set of blocks and put them together into this. Ditto on the border problem.

I finished a bunch of blocks like these

and the bug jars for June BOM in the guild

And another UFO bites the dust

This was from a focus fabric into blocks swap with my friend Medina. It took a while to get the layout just right. I put the blocks on a design wall and my friend Sharon and I spent about an hour redistributing them. At one point I just walked away for a while and when I came back I knew it was perfect.

BTW tirane, I was wrong- you had all the green daisy blocks. I had them confused with these butterflies.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pinks & Reds Runneth Over

They are finished just in time to give to the guild tonight!

I still have enough scraps for another 2 quilts. I'm making a split 9-patch top and a flying geese top. Then I hope they'll be all GONE!