Kathy wanted to know what I did at retreat. Well… I took two bolts of flannel with me, all pre-washed and ready to be made into baby quilts for Bob’s Blankie Brigade. I had good intentions, but had never worked with flannel before. The whole conference room heard a lot of grumbling and whining from me as I made the first blanket, beginning to end, quilted and everything.
The second one went a little smoother, as did the third and fourth. I changed things up a bit on #5, but only because I wanted to add some design fun to it, and it looked pretty good. And there wasn’t any grumbling at all, I think… they went much smoother as I went on.
And #6 and more are in the works too. I have enough blocks cut for at least two more, possibly three.
I did cheat a little in “using up the flannel” I wrapped up two pieces for the Pollyanna exchange, which got a good laugh when that gift was opened.
And by the way, I took three other projects with me, and … well… I brought them home too.