Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Retreat Project and Fun

So the Retreat was a blast.  15 gals, all addicted to quilting who love laughter a glass or two of wine with AMAZING food!!  The location was an unbelievable 40 minute ride from my house!!  I never knew there was such a gorgeous place sooo close by.  We were at the North Bow Lodge - check out their web site at http://www.northbowlodge.com/.
The owners were super nice and could cook up a storm! 

Bow River

These pics were taken on a walk outside the Lodge.  The weather was amazing so a few of us went for a walk along the river.  The landscape was breathtaking!

So, while on the retreat I decided to work on my Jo Quilt - Courthouse Steps.  I thought I was doing extremely well.  As a matter of fact, on the afternoon that I left I counted up my blocks-40 with the long dark edge (4 extra...or so I thought!) and 31 with the long light edge .............yay only 5 more lights to go!! Ya right ....I was only half way there!  I decided to lay out my quilt today and as I was doing this it came to me that I needed twice as many blocks....argh!!  I had it stuck in my head that I needed 72 blocks total, when what I actually need is 72 of each..........oh well at least I am half way there!!  Glass half full right :)

I am happy with my light/dark contrast.  Well hopefully next time I post this quilt it will be DONE!!

Happy Stitching,