My quilting guild retreat was supposed to be over Memorial Day weekend. I originally wasn’t supposed to go, but it got switched to a virtual retreat and since my original plans were cancelled, I was able to attend.
The organizers did an amazing job with lots of fun projects, a 24 hour zoom room, a scavenger hunt, a raffle, and fun topics. Before the retreat they dropped off goodie bags with supplies for the projects, pre-work for cocktail nights and gifts from our sponsors. It was so thoughtful and well pre-pared. I was impressed. Plus, I had a great time! It was great to detach and lose myself in the quilting for a weekend and it was so great to have some interaction.
So over the next couple of posts, I’ll share some of the mini-project that they prepared for us. When I wasn’t working on the mini-projects (though I focused on those first), I worked on my Pack It In packing cubes. It turned out ByAnnie was one of our retreat sponsors, so it was nice that I was already planning to work on a ByAnnie pattern.
The first project was a massive charity quilt where everyone made a square. You got either a B square or an A square. I got A which was just 2.5” squares in a 7×7 grid, hopefully with a wide range of colors, patterns and tones. I laid mine out and the finished one is above. I’m pretty proud that I’ve gotten much better at getting accurate seam allowances so my square measured what it was supposed to (14.5” square) afterwards. The B square involved adding in some provided colored squares at key locations. Next time I try doing one like this I want to try the Mr. Domestic method because I’m always looking for ways to keep track of everything instead of going back and forth, but I found out about that afterwards. Next time!