I went on a retreat this past weekend. It's so nice to be only an hour from home and yet it feel like you're a world away. 16 ladies from my local guild descended upon a small Texas town, locked ourselves into very comfy retreat house and stitched away.
I've always been curious about the process for making a Bargello quilt, but never really interested in putting forth the thought to purchase fabric for one. Another guild member, Denise, designed a pattern using EQ6 to create a quilt using 18 fat quarters, now I had no excuse, I could make one from my stash. I picked out fabrics and commenced to making a quilt. It's pretty cool how changing the placement of the color strips changes the movement within the quilt. My auditions, each segment represents 1/8 of the quilt.
and then the entire body of the quilt, completed during retreat. Whew!
It was a pedal to the metal weekend, with plenty of questions and doubt that I would have enough fabric. There was no room for a mistake, due to my sewing in the first place. I'm looking forward to getting borders on this and calling it done.
The weather had cooled off enough to be outside and grill. Caribbean Chicken, zucchini and peaches.
Hope that your days are cool and your stitches straight!