The fall quilt retreat was very productive for me. I took a lot of projects that I had started at other retreats, but just hadn't ever quite finished up.
This black and white starburst was pieced at a previous retreat. This year I added the black border.
This one is called Tag Team and is a Missouri Star pattern. It has been sitting in its project box mostly done, but with a few rows of pieced blocks to be sewn onto the top. This retreat I finished that up, and I added the two borders.
This Meadow Mist 2016 Mystery Quilt has also been sitting in its box waiting for me to make a decision about borders. I took it with me determined to just get it done!
This jelly roll race I had done on a library quilting day awhile back. It was smaller than I wanted, so this retreat saw it getting cut into two pieces (zip zip!) and I added the strip of blue with lighter squares pieced into it.
Same issue with this jelly roll race, which was completed at a previous retreat in a 'race competition' (which I didn't win...ha!). For this one I cut a narrow strip off of one side and then used a seam ripper to separate the top portion, and then inserted an aqua stripe, the portion that had been cut from the side, and another aqua stripe. Not sure how I feel about this one, but i think after it is quilted and has an aqua binding added to it that it will be okay.
I think I finished this half-square-triangle top at the first retreat I went to. All it needed was to have a piece of flannel pieced to fit for its backing. That little chore is now done.
I have already called the long-arm quilter and made an appointment to take all of these to her for quilting. Six are intended for Christmas gifts, and I will have to hustle to get them all bound. The #7 is a throw intended for our sofa.
I am SO excited at having these ready to quilt! I'll be even happier when they are bound, wrapped, and under the tree!