I spent a few days in Las Vegas this weekend at a quilt retreat for a small online group I belong to -- we're hoping this is the "first annual". There are about 17 people in the group, and 6 at the retreat. The hostess prepared a mystery for us; it involved a lot of prep in the form of squares and half-square triangles, and then we spent all day Saturday sewing... and sewing... and sewing. None of us finished -- but here's a picture of the three main blocks that make up the final quilt:
I love the way everyone came up with different fabric choices -- my blocks are in the second row, by the way. They're a combination of batiks and a pansy print and some marble-y stuff, mostly from my stash.
When I got home, I finished up my chain event mystery (from A Pocket Full of Mysteries) and it's now on the wall. I'm calling it "Icicle Chains". The quilting is all straight lines-- I thought about trying to do something fancy in those empty squares, but it just didn't seem to want it.
And -- I finally found some border fabric for "Neutrality"; it's a little bit hard to see in this picture, but its a creamy, toasty print in the "Folklorique" line by Moda.
And finally, here's the retreat mascot, Destiny. She was a real doll when I was going through cat-withdrawal this weekend -- she's very affectionate and sheds just like my Bucky does, so I felt right at home!
I'm not excited at all about going back to work tomorrow. Isn't it time to retire yet?