Monday, February 20, 2006
Reducing my stash 1 1/2" at a time!
Well, retreat's over and back to the real world. Boy, was it fun! It started off with a surprise--a member who had moved 10 hours away showed up unbeknownst to anyone! We about took the roof off the place by screaming so loud! LOL It was wonderful to see her again. We quickly shifted tables around to accomodate her stuff and off sewing we went. I was going to write about all the topics that were discussed, but under the influence of a "splash of rum in coke" makes things a lot funnier, as in...you had to be there! So I won't bore you with details. I did have a lot of fun and we laughed a lot, sewed until 2 and 3 AM, and getting up early to keep on sewing. Here is where I started, fairly nice and neat. By the end of the weekend, they were all over, I had to add about 50 more colors and am still not done. But made great progress!
Here is the reversible quilt to the purple/pink row, I have a row of pink, pink/red/orangey color next and a row of red. I think I'll add a row of yellow green and yellow to the top. The back is tans and blacks in alternating rows (solid blocks). The quilt below it (in tan and red, is being made by Lisa, my friend. Cool quilt!
Close up of blue/green row. I was thinking of doing a black bias binding to join the rows, but my friend suggested using a fabric that has a lot of the colors and it would blend in, looking light in the dark rows and dark in the light rows. Okay, the trick is finding that right fabric!
There are 13 rows and the bottom half of the block was a fabric that I used to blend the strips. The blocks are 9". By the way, my stash didn't look like I removed ANYthing from it--just made it a mess, pawing through it looking for the right colors!
Coming to you from Passionate Quilter at 5:09 PM