I went to Threads of Time in Danville with a group of friends Friday evening and Saturday, had a great time of fellowship, making friends with 2 other groups of quilters, and getting many UFO's completed.
The first to get completed was the quilt I found a couple of months ago in a box on a shelf that had been started years ago and forgotten. I put on the final border and now it is hanging on a hanger waiting for a break in my schedule to be quilted.
The next to be finished was this lap batik quilt. I had a dickens of a time trying to find a fabric for the itty bitty border to separate the center of the quilt from the border. The green was just such an odd color that I could match nothing. A young girl from the store of the retreat finally brought me a piece of the ugliest fabric I think I've ever seen and suggested I use that. I thought, you've got to be kidding but when I auditioned a little sliver of it, it worked! I guess Bonnie Hunter is right...There is no ugly fabric, just fabric that hasn't been cut small enough. Here's the ugly fabric and then a picture of it in the quilt.
And now the quilt:
And now a closeup.
I also got the center of a Triple Irish Chain pieced but it has no border yet, so I'll save that picture for another time.
Finally I got the back pieced for my MQS quilt!