Not long before we went away I discovered a bunch of CW F'sW blocks that I had made during my Civil War phase. I'd even begun to set them, but then the war ended and the blocks got packed away. I finished setting them and arranged them in rows and columns earlier in the week, and even got a couple of rows assembled.
So the first thing I did after setting up was to finish this quilt. It will measure about 60x60 (there will be no borders but just a nice brown binding) and will go to a friend who is going through a tough time and needs a reminder to take naps!
Last autumn when I was Queen Bee I requested red, orange and yellow CDs on black-on-white fabric and just the opposite. Most of the participants followed directions. On a sewing Saturday a few weeks ago, I managed to get the sides on these blocks and was so exasperated at the completion of that step that I could go no farther. I laid the blocks all out in our work room at the retreat, and it didn't take any time at all for me to turn them into a quilt. This happy project doesn't have a designated recipient as yet.
Actually, I made two bags almost identical. The other is a dark gray fabric with a limey lining. I have one more pay-it-forward to complete for 2015 and this is going to be it.
Sometime in the next couple of weeks these bags will be in the mail on the way to their recipients.
You all know that I never met a basket block that I didn't like, and these are no exception. This is going to be a very, very fun project.
It was wonderful to be away with girlfriends. In the workroom next door to us were a group of scrapbookers; one of them came over to tell us they had booked a massage therapist and were any of us interested in a session? Half of us responded in the affirmative and the masseuse gave us her card for future getaways. Honna and I stopped at a diner on the way home for a light lunch. Joe and Blackberry were both happy to see me return.