And I probably don't have to tell you how satisfying it is to come home with projects completed or at least mostly completed.
I just got back from here after 4 nights away with the girls in my satellite group. I wanted to focus on getting UFOs done and I got these finished:
|ROLL ROLL COTTON BOLL
After Roll Roll Cotton Boll, I worked on Tuscan Hillside. I just needed to work on the appliqued vine and grape leaves. I still have to stitch down the raw edge applique of the grape leaves but for now they are fixed down by Steam a Seam 2.
And lastly, Orca Bay! I got the top done and I'm thrilled with it but I had some trouble with the borders. I put on a white border like Bonnie Hunter's instructions said (no picture shown of that) but after measuring in the middle, it was about 3 inches short on each side. Not a happy camper! Anyway, this is where the quilt fairies come in (aka retreat friends). After agonizing over the border dilemma I've decided to take off the white border and add a wider black border and then square it off from there. I've got almost all of the outer border units done although I ran out of units so I couldn't finish it, but here's a picture of the quilt without the borders. I'll update with another blog post once all the borders are on.
I'm very happy with what I got done at my quilting retreat. Now to get them quilted!!
Until next time,