Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Retreat Projects

I started working on a very old mystery quilt from Becca's blog.

I cheated!, there, I said it! I looked at the last clue. I decided that I didn't really care for it in the fabrics I had started with. When I pulled the pieces out of the tote, Janet asked if it was a Chinese Coins quilt and that got me thinking about it. I spent WAY TOO LONG figuring out how to make it look random. But, I love the outcome!

Then I pulled out these lotto blocks that I won at Spring Break at Mardi Gras. I added green sashing, setting triangles and a couple borders. I may quilt this one and donate it to the guild auction next year. Or I may decide I want to keep it.

Saturday afternoon I worked on my Zippy Strippy quilt, which still needs borders.

I also put together four 10-minute blocks. I picked up a few fat quarters from the boat at Lolly's to make some more.


jillquilts said...

Way to go on everything that you got done! I need to do a few posts about the retreat as well. :)

julieQ said...

Wow, you got so much done!! Love stripy quilt!

Jennifer said...

Love your mystery quilt! Looks like you were very busy!

Vicki W said...

I really like the first quilt and what you did with the borders. Very nice!

Bonnie said...

Woot! It looks like this was a great retreat. Lots of fun and good food... or so it sounds.

I really like your chinese coins type quilt. And, looking back over the last couple of posting -- I really like the purple and white quilt... especially the quilting in the squares. Nice job.

Turtles In North Dakota said...

I love it!!!! Took me too long to come check it out but I think it looks great! :)