These are some of the projects we worked on at retreat. Most of us bring 3-5 projects, thinking we're really going to get a lot done. Most of us have the fabric already cut out so we can just sew and get them finished quickly. Most of us don't finish their first project until the last day, and some of us don't finish our first of four projects we brought. That would be me. I thought I had more cut out and pieced, since I worked on this last year, too, but hadn't opened the bag until I got to the retreat. I had a 23" x 30" section done of 68" x 102" for a twin quilt. I did finish the top today at home. The rest of the quilts pictured are the tops only - not quilted - unless otherwise stated.
This is only a portion of Reba's Jelly Roll Race quilt. This is quilted and bound, and she brought it for show and tell. I love this quilt and plan to make a JRR quilt, too.
Quilters will know what this is. Non-quilters won't care, and the explanation isn't easy to do and won't make sense without pictures.
Reba made this pastel Jelly Roll Race top at the retreat. This is the left half. Her other quilt is hanging over it.
Jeanne made a JRR top, too, and added little squares between the strips. Jeanne hasn't felt well lately, and hasn't done much sewing, so we're all very proud of her for getting the top done. Good job, Jeanne. Get a border on that puppy and call it done.
More about my good friend, Jeanne, in the next post.
Darlene's quilt top done in different shades of blue. This is only a portion of it. I must have taken the picture before she got the other blocks sewn on. It's a very striking top.
Jan is working on her top, and I don't know this pattern, either. I didn't think to walk around with a notebook and write things down.
Ree is making a quilt for the Quilts of Valor. It will be hand quilted by the ladies of the group and presented to a man or woman who has served for our country.
I apologize to Joan. I know I took a picture of her black and red Yellow Brick Road quilt, but it's not anywhere to be found. It's one of my favorites and the YBR is probably my favorite pattern of all time. I've made five of them. In my previous post, you can see a part of Joan's quilt on her picture.
So, our retreat is over for another year, and we're very sad about that. We live for this all year long. This was one I know I'll never forget. You'll hear all about it in my next blog - Invasion of the Sock Monkey.