Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Private Quilt Retreat

My friend booked a weekend at a resort on the Washington Coast, and she invited daughter and I to join her! We had a private cabin at Iron Springs Resort, a fabulous facility right on the ocean.
 
We took our sewing machines along and worked on projects. I set up on one end of the table...
 ...while friend set up on the other end of the table.
Daughter spent the time reading Moby Dick and watching dvds. We did get out for walks on the beach. It was cold and windy! If you look closely, you can see a picture of an airplane on the sign. Yes, the beach is actually an airport runway! Of course, the airport closes at high tide...

I did get a couple things accomplished.
I finished this boy I Spy top.
And here is the back for it.
Not enough fabric, so I added a colorful strip!
 
I joined another swap, this time for patriotic 12" blocks. I have been having fun deciding which blocks to make and what fabrics to use.

The one on the left is a paper pieced pinwheel; it was a challenge, and I have not decided if it is worth making four more for the swap or just to move on. The one on the right was a prototype, as I realized I did not have enough of the fabric to make four more!
 
So I switched out the fabrics, and I have five of the star blocks on the left. The block on the right is the result of mis-measurement of various fabrics; I was, however, able to work it out so nothing went to waste, and I have five of that one as well.
 
I signed up to make six sets, so I have four more to go. Such fun!

1 comment:

LisaS said...

What a great idea. Looks like you accomplished lots. Hilarious blog header.. bunch of lazy apes!