|Grey Goose, Top|
The first project I worked on at the retreat was Grey Goose. The votes are in and 75% voted for Option a, (teal, charcoal, lime and navy) so I packed that stack of fabric with me. I pre-cut the pieces at home before I left and it was the perfect way to ease into the retreat. The top came together quickly the first night. An alternate name might be, Shades of Geese, it's a play on words with the quilt block and the featured fabric (Shades of Grey by Daisy Janie). Grey Goose? Shades of Geese? I'm not sure yet.
On Saturday, I and sat down to a serious session of quilting this quilt. Four hours later I came up for air and it's still not done. Whaaat?! Great progress though. I think another 4-6 hours should finish it up. Gulp. That is a lot of lines, yo. I don't want to show the whole thing until it's done. I think you're going to like it.
Saturday night I decided to set the quilting aside and work on a Swoon block. Those pieces were also cut out so it was just a matter of putting it together. It may have been the late night, or the wine from dinner, but I had to resew that bottom corner four times (remember, a square only has four sides). It was pathetic and hilarious at the same time. Ruth and Amanda had to come to my rescue by physically taking the pieces from me, and handing them back to me, the right way. Love them! Where would we be without our friends?
Up next, more Swoon! California Swoon #5 was quickly followed up by #6. This is my favorite one so far!! It is so sunny and happy. I finished the final seam just in time to pack up and go home on Sunday. It was such a great weekend. I can't wait to do it again... someday. Maybe after a nap.
A look at my California Swoon so far...