My 2-year-in-the-making U.F.O. (unfinished object) just became a C.P. (competed project)! FINALLY!
I have been working on it again lately. I promised myself that I would not start another Mystery Quilt (we do this retreat annually) until I finished this one. I finished the backing and binding in January but I didn't feel like it was compete. It is hard to tell from the picture but the dark green fabric has dragonflies on it. So, the last step to completion (and the most time consuming) was hand sewing dragonfly outlines into the big blocks: Honestly, if I knew how long it was going to take I probably would not have done it. But, I am happy with how it turned out so I am glad that I took the time to add the dragonflies.
This past weekend was the 2010 Mystery Quilt Retreat. I started this year's Mystery Quilt after I completed this one. I can't take 2 years for this one, it is going to be a baby/baptism gift for a friend very soon.
Lutherlyn hosts 4 quilting/crafting retreats each year along with a quilt show in October and a Quilt Auction in July. I absolutely LOVE the retreat weekends. The women who come to these retreat weekends are some of the kindest and most fun women I have every spent time with. This past weekend there were 65 women ranging in age from early 20s to early 80s and we all had a wonderful time together! Just another thing that I LOVE about my job and about the ever-growing Lutherlyn family!