I am excited to be able to share a design wall Monday post today, since I have three things from retreat to show off! It was a very productive weekend for me and I got all three things finished that I really wanted to get done on the retreat. I had several more projects in my bag, but these were the top three priorities, so I am glad that they are all at the place I wanted them to be.
1. Quilt for Jack's bed - he has two quilts on his bed but neither fits his bed - they were both made when he was a baby. He asked a while ago for a quilt that fits his whole bed and he picked out the colors and pattern. I really like how the top turned out - he has good taste, doesn't he?
2. Grommet Purse - this is a long-awaited new purse that I was looking forward to making with fabric I got over the summer at a sale. The purse turned out much smaller that I thought it would - guess I didn't pay enough attention to the "finished size" on the pattern. I do like it, so think I might remake it in a larger size soon. It only took a few hours to make and I used some new interfacing for it - the stuff that is like car headliner. It worked well and the purse stands up well too. I am hoping that the same purse in a larger size will look just as good ;)
3. Workshop project - I pieced the 8 border pieces, 4 corner pieces, and the inner border. I really like how this top turned out and look forward to making two more from the same book so that I can have a series of three hanging in my living room. It took a full day (from after lunch one day to dinner the next) to finish this one, but I am glad I stuck with it!
So, that's what I finished in the last week. I did start one more project, but will share that later in the week. Here's another retreat photo for you - quintessential Shipshewana!