Monday, March 26, 2012
2012 Spring CMQG Retreat
The 24 of us retreatants attended this weekend for various reasons. Some are full-time working women; some are full-time moms. Some fall into both categories. I have a lot of dedicated sewing time, so for me this retreat was about working out of my safe zone and trying something new -. in this case light and a bit off-kilter This first project has sixty 8" blocks so far - here are 16 of them assembled. I ran out of the Kona Bone background, and our lovely treasurer Sarah Evans sold me some of her extra yardage (because she's just that kind of gal who travels with bolts of fabrics). Now I think I want to add some plain fabric blocks and work with the whole negative space concept.
Ebony gave me some tips about piecing this block, and now all the small blocks are done - I just have to work on the layout.
This weekend I was inspired by the work of our veteran quilters and definitely by some of our newer quilters. I am constantly surprised at how much I love this group of multi-skilled, multi-aged, multi-racial women.