Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The retreat was delightful:  a warm, sunny room with a view of snow covered woods and fields, good food,  good company and plenty of time to sew.  What could be better?


I've finished 18 (out of 72)  of the Greek key blocks, and started making some of Mary Lou Weidman's Hoochey Mama blocks.  Her method produces straight edges, which means the finished blocks are more stable than other wonky methods where you just piece and hack.  These are fun, but not particularly fast to make.  I need at least six or seven more to get a good range of color and to make a border of the right length.   So with two unfinished projects, I probably won't be posting finished work for a while.

One thing that is finished, however, is the Interpret This! Challenge.  Debra posted an excellent summary of the project with links to everyone's work, and you can just scroll down and read our final comments too.  I hope you'll visit this site if you haven't yet.



5 comments:

Rian said...

I like both of those blocks. The wonky ones are kinda fun. They'd make a really cool border.

Debra Spincic said...

Wonky and freestyle is becomming very interesting to me. I think my days of intricate piecing are over. Nice start on your Greek Keys.

*karendianne. said...

Welcome home! Happy to see some of the Greek Keys made. You're so right about the fabrics for these blocks. The wonky blocks I really like. So fun but as you say they take time I fear one would have to be really "into" wonky and somehow, while I agree my personality is a little off I don't think I can handle a quilt like that. At this moment I'm enjoy the photostream of your finishes on your sidebar. Ohhhh what a treat, what a year it was!!!

jenclair said...

So glad your retreat was a success! I like both the Greek Keys and the wonky blocks.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Those Greek key blocks are fabulous!
Glad you had a good retreat...I did too. They are good for the soul.