Over the weekend, I had a wonderful opportunity to sew with some friends from the DC Modern Quilt Guild. We had a retreat at Mary's Quilt Shop in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Bedford is the cutest town and Mary is a wonderful hostess. Her retreat space is gorgeous!
I love an unscripted retreat. I brought along three unfinished projects and all were made better with great company, amazing food and ample uninterrupted sewing time.
Mari, Jessie, Linda, myself and Anjeanette of the DC Modern Quilt Guild
I'm showing just one project today because I finished my Sparkling Pond quilt!! I cut the fabrics for this in December 2010 and the last of the binding was stitched on August 2013. That is a long, long time---but so worth it.
As usual, it is hard to capture the colors of a quilt in photographs.
This photo was taken on the side of the Espy House in Bedford. The building is notable for having been the headquarters of George Washington and his forces in 1794. I like the texture of the stone wall and the texture of the quilting in one photo.
The brick wall is just on the other side of the alley and it makes a pretty great backdrop, too.
I made a selvages string block for the bottom corner of the quilt. I want to make a label to include all of the sewists that contributed a block to this quilt from the It's Sew Easy Bee-ing Green Bee. I'm debating between printing fabric with a computer, stamping or making a screen print. I definitely don't want to embroider that many names.
Tomorrow I'll post some progress photos of the other two projects I worked on during the retreat.