So this is what happened with my quilting. I was really very thrilled with this part of the retreat. I only brought one quilting book with me, just for inspiration–Masters Art Quilts. It’s a beautiful book, and I spent just a little time looking through it for inspiration. I decided Right away the direction I would go in for this quilt, and then just chose some fabrics from this big stack of fabrics and started cutting out strips. No marking or accuracy involved. And then started hand-sewing the pieces together. Even though it seems a bit labor-intensive, it was very freeing to only work with the simplest of sewing tools–needle, thread, scissors, and thimble. I was so happy with the results. I only did the simple background piecing on retreat. I added the flowers since coming home. I’m still in the midst of working on this, and don’t know for sure how the final product will end up, but I wanted to share this much with you. I don’t always have a deep meaning to every quilt I make, but as I went along, I decided that the brown piece on the side was representative of my Rock, God, in my life, the source of any creativity I might have. The flowers seem to be my creativity, flowing from this source, the Rock.