A retreat, a show and a lot of work

A retreat, a show and a lot of work

A lot has happened since my last post. First, I went to my guild’s sewing retreat in Maine. Last year I was new at the guild and didn’t really know anyone. This year I feel that I know most people and they have always made me feel so welcome. I had a great time again and worked exclusively on my Dear Jane quilt.

During last year’s retreat I finished my 100th block, and this year I counted all my finished blocks on the last day and there were 150! Exactly 150! What are the odds?

Look at the difference on the design walls from last to this year:

It’s starting to look like a doable quilt now, don’t you think?

In a narcissistic impulse I took this photo of guild members admiring the progress.

On the next photo (sorry it’s a bit blurred) you can see the triangles at the top. There will eventually be 52 pieced triangles, so there’s still plenty to do. Maybe it will be done by next retreat?

While in Kennebunk I, of course, had to go fabric shopping to Marden’s. These are some of the bargains I got for the next “four layer quilt” to be used for soccer games.

The dark purple at the bottom is going to be the background. I was told that the lime green matches well with the other greens but I still find it hard to believe. As you can see I am not that adventurous after all.

The other piece of news is that this month the Boston Modern Quilt Guild is hosting its annual Quilt show at Fabric Place Basement in Natick. It’s free and open all weekends until May 7th, so if you want to see some fantastic work here is more information.

March and April are normally the busiest for me in work, hence the lack of posts. However, I do sew most nights even if it’s for 15 minutes. My machine is always ready to go so all the waiting around other people can be turned into a bit of sewing. Once the kids go to bed I don’t use the machine (last thing I want is to wake them up once they fall asleep) so I hand-sew downstairs while we watch T.V.

In the next posts I will share some of my latest sewing, which include two mini quilts, a baby quilt in the making, lots of coasters and possibly a resistance piece. I will also show you some new additions to my sewing room. Stay tuned.