Good morning everyone!
I just wanted to fill everyone in on the retreat from this past weekend. Laura and I got there Friday afternoon and met up with some friends.
All of the quilters were in one corner of the room and man did we have a blast!
We also got a ton of sewing time in from Friday night to Sunday morning. So much that I was able to get the entire top for Garden Party assembled!
I started with only 18 of the Garden Posey blocks, I needed 100! I had the blocks kitted up and just had to sew, sub cut, and sew some more.
I also had all of the pieces for the setting triangles ready and zipped them through the machine.
On Saturday I had enough blocks to start playing with the layout.
Luckily there was enough floor space to spread out my blocks.
After the blocks were done I started at opposite corners and built rows.
I love all of the bright colors!
This fabulous pattern is by Bonnie Hunter from quiltville.blogspot.com If you aren’t familiar with Bonnie, check out her blog. She has several quilt pattern books available, as well as great free patterns on her website.
As always, while I was piecing blocks together, I was using my leader/Enders in between lines of chain piecing.
I had my neat stack (chaotic pile) of tumblers next to the machine, and built and added rows as I worked on Garden Party.
I am up to 13 rows! The light and dark borders are really starting to pop.
Saturday afternoon Laura and I left the center and ran to a local Ben Franklin where we found a few yards of some fun fabrics, but I’ll post more about that adventure next time.
What is your current project?