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!
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!!