Almost time to go home
OK, I can scratch #1 (Borders on Smith Mountain Morning) off my list -- not because I finished, but because I screwed up! When I was packing the project I grabbed the largest chunk of muslin that I figured I could cut the inner border from.
Well, it turned out to be crappy fabric -- very thin, stretchy, and ravelly. I tried to convince myself that everything would be OK once I got the outer border on. NOT!
If I tried to square up this corner I'd lose most of the inner border; if I just went ahead and added the last border, the whole dang quilt would be cattywompus. So after five hours of effort I put it all away figuring I needed to be in a better frame of mind before I decide if I wanted to tear the whole mess off and start over or just do some surgery on this, the worst of the four corners.
BUT I DID finish #2 - Last border on Summer Heat!!!!
|Summer Heat - design by Nancy Mahoney|
That was the first afternoon and evening. On Tuesday I set to working on Chex Mix. I had stitched all the sew-n-flip corners at home with the intention of doing a second row of stitching to make bonus triangles once I got to retreat. After doing only one of the 35 blocks, I decided it would be faster to just trim carefully and use them as leaders/enders.
What I thought would be a one-day project -- considering the 9-patches were made, the sew-n-flip corners were stitched, and the blocks all kitted up -- has taken two days. Couldn't have anything to do with all the shenanigans and frivolity by any chance, would it?
With the remaining hours of today I'll have this together.
We've had a great time. Tomorrow when I get home I'll give you a look at what everyone accomplished.
Apologies to those who have commented on recent posts; I'm waiting till I get home to give them their proper due.