I went away for four days this week with no real expectations of getting anything accomplished. But I did finish two quilt tops. The one above is a Bonnie Hunter mystery called "Christmas Lights" that was published in Quiltmaker magazine a number of years ago. I had the blocks done, but needed to assemble the blocks and add the borders. Can you see where I made the mistake? Yes - I did get out my stitch ripper the next morning and turned the block. I couldn't live with THAT!
Next, I added a row of four patches to finish off this top that I created from split nine-patches. I really like it.
The retreat was at a cottage on the St. Clair River, with a number of "quaint" details - including this rotary phone. I forgot what it felt like to answer one of these puppies - - just about knocked myself out cold! It must weigh a ton!
One more day off, and then it's back to the grindstone. I plan to spend tomorrow working on homework - - I have SEVERAL projects coming due for both of the courses I'm enrolled in.