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Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Hasty Retreat

I spent the past 2 days on a quilting retreat at a camp nearby. The last time I had been there was 7 years ago. I accomplished quite a lot, which will give me several posts! This picture is a string quilt top that I organized for the group. We were a small bunch this time, just 11 ladies. I wrote a PDF file with directions and sent it to everyone 2 weeks ahead. Most of the ladies made 2 blocks- I made 4, so we ended up with 20.
This is one of my blocks as I was making it. You stitch random-width strips onto a white 12.5" foundation muslin. The white strip in the middle is left exposed, creating a diamond pattern on the finished quilt.
Here are the 4 blocks I made.
One more of the pieced string top. I brought it home to add a neutral border, which will make it about 60"x72", a very nice lap size for our Comfort Quilts. More about the retreat soon!

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