Friday, November 29, 2013

Sister's retreat and Pink Breeze Quilt

My sister and I had a nice "sister's quilt retreat" - just the two of us.   First time we have ever taken a trip together.   We took quilty stuff and everything else we needed to spend 3 days & 4 nights in a cabin at Mt. Nebo State Park.  We enjoyed having a fire in the wood heater each evening and there was still a lot of fall color.   I was able to cut out all the pieces for my "Pink Breeze" and my sister worked on various projects including a Christmas stocking for her newest grandson.   Since I have been back home, I have been working on my Pink Breeze and finished the top Wednesday afternoon.   It appears that my seam allowances were a bit small (although everything seemed to match up as it was supposed to do) because the top was 2" longer and wider than it was supposed to be - if I figured accurately.   Then using the leftover triangles from trimming the pink corners on each block, I was able to add a sawtooth border to the outside.   I only had to make 10 extra HST's.  It now measures 90" X 102".   My hubby has already claimed it and I still have to mark the top and quilt it.  I should have closed the blinds before taking the pics.