I spent a wonderful weekend retreating and quilting with friends. As usual, we laughed a lot, stayed up late, ate too much – and got lots of sewing done.
One morning began with a gorgeous sunrise. I wish my photo could capture the depth of the colours – the vivid pink sky was reflected in the lavender lake.
The quilting on my current Happy Villages project is completed.. I think this will get a dark binding and perhaps piping – pink? How about the name “Village at Dawn”?
One project I took along was a bundle of fabric strips that had been donated to the Prayer Quilts group. I made fifteen off-centre Cobblestone blocks with the strips, then was delighted to find a bit more fabric at the bottom of the stack to let me make one more. Sixteen blocks is enough for a preemie quilt. Next morning I was in the sewing room early and I took advantage of an empty table to lay out my blocks. I was amazed to find that there were now nineteen of them! I found a few scraps and made what my friend Brenda called my “renegade block” so that I could have a full extra row. Now it is too large for a preemie quilt. I will find some borders for it and see what it becomes.