I made it to retreat! We ended up with 12" of snow over Mother's Day and into the next day. The interstates were closed and the wind was blowing the snow into a blizzard! The roads opened up Monday afternoon, but the wind was still blowing like crazy through the night on Monday. Honestly, I didn't make the final decision to go until Tuesday morning. LOL But I woke up about 4:30am Tuesday morning, and just said, "Let's go!" So, my husband helped me load the car and I was off! As always, it was a fun filled time of fellowship, sewing and lots of laughs. It was really wonderful to see these ladies and I'm already looking forward to next year!
I made each of the girls a little fabric box. It's a freebie pattern found HERE, with a slight modification found HERE. They were fun and easy to make and sewed up pretty quick!
For the first day and a half of retreat, I worked on these babies....the points to my Points of Pride quilt. I really wanted to make some progress on these because I get easily distracted while working on them at home. LOL
I think I did pretty good getting 26 or so made....
I also assembled the center of my Narragansett Blues quilt top....still needs borders. This went together fairly quickly since I had all the 4 patches sewn already....
I was able to get this mini assembled into rows...and yesterday after setting up my machine back in my room, I couldn't resist sewing the rows together. :) It's a Schnibbles quilt called X-Rated and is for the upcoming Schnibbles Parade in June. It's made with brown charms from a swap I did with my previous guild.
We also had a group activity and we all made a Jelly Roll quilt...you know the one...they are called Jelly Roll Race, or 1600 quilt, etc. Everyone enjoyed making them and they all turned out great! I didn't use a purchased jelly roll, but instead used blue strips from my stash. I plan to add a border of some type and make it a little bigger.
Here are 6 of the eight ladies that participated and their quilt tops! It was lots of fun! (you can click on the picture for a closer view of the variety of fabrics used!)
It's always sad to see retreat come to an end...now it's back to reality. LOL But the best part...all the snow was melted by the time I got home! Yay!