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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Retreat Fun

I am exhausted! We had a great time. I learn something new at every retreat, sometimes I even teach someone else something new.

This is my main project for the weekend. I wanted to start this mini wall hanging right when we got there but I had a couple other things to work on first. I did my April and May BOM and I worked on my step 4 for the Quiltville Orange Crush Mystery. Then we had the postcard class. Oh, that was so much fun.

After that class, I got going on my mini. Saturday night all 36 blocks were done. When they are pieced together for the center, it will measure 9"! Holy crap! I thought the center was 12" but I was wrong. Wait right there, I am going to go measure.

Eeeek!!! It measures, right now, unsewn, 10 1/2". Each block finished to 1 1/2". Lordy, what was I thinkin'!!! Honestly, I love the way it's looking. I can't wait to get the "quilt" sewn and the borders on it. I need to sew the corner blocks before I can add the borders. It would be fun to have it done before retreat #2 in 3 days. Then I could start another one!

But now I'm tired, I need to unpack a few things and wait for my next bunch of company to arrive. It's been a great Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day to you all.
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1 comment:

Sue said...

OMG, that thing is T-I-N-Y! I admire people that number 1, have the patience to work on something that tiny, and number 2, the patience to work on something that is too small to be of any use to anyone. I have this "thing" about things being useful.

Glad you had fun on the retreat. Who was there, and who's going to be at the next one?