And now for the blocks....
The first pic is of Emily's blocks. She decided to use two different backgrounds which gave this piece a warm feeling. Don't you love the black with dots?
These are two of Gale's finished blocks. Love the checkered circle, and she used a black with dots in straight lines for the stems.
Judi feels that the turquoise fabrics give this an aquatic feel. I think the blocks are just spectacular!
Marie had all three blocks finished before the end of the retreat, but I only got a pic of two. The background is a perfect foil for the lovely applique fabrics.
Traci doesn't fool around! She finished all the applique blocks and had the top set before the end of the retreat. Isn't it spectacular?
And here they are: Displaying their favorite blocks. Our (my) goal for the retreat was to increase the applique skill level of each student. It makes me smile to see how each improved and became for comfortable with these techniques.
And here is my version of the project. My favorite block is the top one--I just find it very interesting (and challenging).
So there you have it, dear readers. Retreat 2014 was a success--applique, friends, fun...and, of course, chocolate! Thank you to the quilters who attended--you did a great job; I'm very proud.