Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Retreat - Sunday

Sunday morning, Cathy and I got up and started packing things up from our room. We had to check out by noon, but we could stay and sew until 5. We meet some other ladies for breakfast and then it was back to sewing!

I was able to finish the borders on the star top pretty quickly.

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I read through the instructions about the final pieced border and decided that I would look at shop’s sample because the instructions weren’t too clear. I straightened up my area a little and decided to finish up the Independence Day placemats for Judy. I had 4 mats to sew around the edges and then turn right side out and quilt. Around this time, people started packing up and leaving, but I decided that I would say until I got all of the mats finished. I had YLI brand red, white and blue variegated thread that I had also used on the table runner. The batting was left over pieces of Warm and Natural so I knew that I didn’t need a lot of quilting. I decided to just stitch on the white areas so that the thread would show up well and this is what I came up with.

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I was able to get all 4 placemats done around 2 and packed up my stuff. The lodge had 2 rolling carts for us to use to take all our stuff to our cars, but when I was ready, both carts were in the other room with supplies and no one was really actively loading or unloading the carts. I ended up carrying all of my stuff upstairs to my car and then helping a couple of other ladies get their stuff up. When I was done helping them, Jeanette and Maureen were all packed up so I carried their stuff out for them, too. By 3:15, I was exhausted, hungry and ready to leave! I picked up the elusive milkshake for myself on the way home and I enjoyed it immensely as I drove on to rescue my ninjas!

8 comments:

Moneik said...

Your Thangles quilt looks awesome and the placemats are cool. I love the thread. It's perfect for the mats.

Kim said...

Nothing like a fun quilter's retreat! Nice quilt.

Gina said...

Love the placemats

Love and hugs Gina xxx

LindaS said...

WoW! I can't believe how much you accomplished, and as usual everything looks beautiful. The colors in the YBR are stunning.

heather said...

That star quilt is wonderful.

Rhonda said...

Wow! You got alot done. I really love the placemats. How striking! Glad you had a great time at your retreat.

Treasa said...

Love your placemats! I haven't got brave enough to make a 'star' yet. Great job.

Jen said...

I love that star quilt. It's cool to see it together and know you worked on it at my house!! Man, why did I let commenting back up so far? I think I'm almost done.