Sunday, November 04, 2007
Retreat project - almost done!
Last weekend, I was at a 2-day quilting retreat - naturally having a wonderful time. Our rooms were great, and the meeting/sewing room was bright, spacious, next to the kitchen, which was overloaded with wonderful food. I believe there were 28 of us.
I brought more strings, having learned to sew something less demanding while at a retreat.
By 11:00 pm, I was nearing a finish to the quilt center, and very kindly, my friend Colleen, who was sitting next to me, offered to sew some of them. She made a good dent in them and by 1:30 am, it was altogether. That's when I happily went to bed. Odd, I normally am dead to the world, by 9:30 pm. Funny how enthusiasm works, isn't it?
The only fabric I purchased was that thin strip of red and the plaid next to it - about 1/2 yard of each. All the rest was in my stash. Sometimes I think that ANY combination of these strings might be just fine! I'm pleased with this one. They are so addictive!
This last week I worked on the border, and this is what I came up with. Now I need to remove the telephone book pages -- it comes off easily.
Now, about this border, for some months, I've been admiring glimpses of a quilt border on Fons and Porter, during their "Tips" section, in the 900 Series. They never spoke about it, and 4 e-mails to them did not result in any explanation to how the border on the quilt was made. One day, (oh dear, I don't remember who) one of you Bloggers made something like it, and gave me some idea of how it was done. (Very simply, by the way!). Once again, thank you to all, for all the ideas and enthusiasm. In case I need to mention it, NO seams are matching, on purpose.