I had a super productive weekend at my retreat, despite coming down with a cold the first day there. I made a new quilt top - a pattern I've been waiting to start, and the retreat seemed like the perfect place to play with it. This is "Glorious and Free" from Brandy Lynn Designs, and will go to Quilts of Valour once it is quilted.
Then I made some progress on a UFO. And I made 5 little quilties while I was there, playing with fat quarters and the disappearing hour glass design. I discovered that 2 Canadian fat quarters make a quilty from this pattern. The US fat quarters don't quite stretch far enough, so they need a small border added. For those wondering what the difference is, a US fat quarter is 1/4 yard - 18"x22". A Canadian fat quarter is a quarter metre, which is about 20"x22". And the quilty needs two 19x19" squares of fabric to make a 24" square quilt top.
Here are 4 of the quilties I made this weekend. The top right is a disappearing 9-patch because my 'fat quarter' was actually an 8"xWOF strip.
Glorious and Free - 5.5 yards
5 quilties - 2.5 yards
I did bring some fabric in this week, because I was lucky enough to win the door prize at the retreat. 7 fat quarters (oh goody, more quilties!)
63.75 yards in
58.75 yards out
Total: 5 yards in
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