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Monday, February 11, 2008

Staff Retreat Weekend

Gee, I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since I posted!
This past weekend was the staff Retreat weekend. There were 17 of us who traveled to Warrenton, NC to the
Magnolia Manor Bread & Breakfast.
We all took new projects or UFO's to work on while we were there. This is a small church we stopped at while on our way there. It is so small only about 15 - 20 people can fit inside. It dates back about 100 years. The cemetary is enclosed by a stone wall/fence and sits right by the church. A few weeks ago I posted pictures of the fabric and 16 of 64 blocks I plan to use in a Wedding Quilt for my son and future D-n-L. The plan had been to get ALL of the blocks and the center block completed so I could put it together while at the retreat!
Well the blocks did not get finished.
BUT I had a back-up plan.
Two years ago, I participated in the $5 Quilt B-O-M. I decided to do both of the color ways...Traditional & Brights.
Of course I did not keep up with getting all the blocks completed on time. Working in the shop has its' advantage & disadvantages.
First advantage - you don't have to keep up with getting them done on time.
First disadvantage - you get behind.
I did finally completed all the Bright blocks, but had 4 Traditional blocks to complete. So these were 2 of the 4 incomplete quilts I have started.
I now have only 3 incomplete quilt tops.
The Bright BOM is now complete!
(plus one of the four incomplete Traditional blocks)
Now hopefully I can continue finishing those UFO's before undertaking another project!


2 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Well done, you! It's fantastic. I love that church, too!! I'm sure you had a fabulous time away. Welcome home.

Quilt Memories said...

Beautiful quilt,but you always do lovely work.Thanks for sending this addy and also the shop addy. I was having withdrawal not being able to know what everyone is doing. Am going to try to post on my blog tomorrow,to keep all posted on what we are doing and our where abouts. Take care, miss ya'll, J