Our retreat was in full swing yesterday ---as two rooms of quilters began their journey of making Smith Mountain Morning from my book Scraps & Shirttails II using specialty rulers including Easy Angle, Companion Angle, and Tri Recs!
I’ve never taught this as a two day class before –and I must say that I like this!
Yesterday we tackled the stars -- today we will move on to the log cabin alternate blocks!
I like slowing down and really giving everyone a chance to master these tools ---to fix their seam allowance so that all units are turning out the same correct size ---to take the time to get to know the ladies and where they are on their quilting journey!
Their colors are varied and so wonderful--
Of course there is quite a bit of silliness going on because after all this IS retreat! And they have made me feel so much at home even presenting me with a birthday cake last night while everyone sang. You know what? I think EVERYONE should celebrate their birthday at Quilt Retreat ---it’s the best thing ever!
Many of my cohorts in Quilt Crime in Room 1!
The pile of scraps I posted about on facebook the other day has been dug through – and it is somehow expanding!
It went from this….
TO THIS as ladies dug for precious bits to include in their projects!
AHA! I’ve found the culprits!
So far I am showing great restraint though I have had people bringing me snippits of this and snippits of that as I continue to work on my paper piecing:
This is how you KNOW it’s time to call it quits and go to bed:
Well DANG!! LOL!
At least I anchored one corner?? :cP
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|Smith Mountain Morning, Day 1, Camp Beckwith, AL 2014|