Saturday, March 29, 2014
Another wonderful day at retreat. We had pizza and salad for lunch and they were getting ready for a baked potato bar for dinner. Sorry I had to miss it but we had a good dinner at home also.
Here are some of the quilts being worked on at retreat.
Here is my work station at Red Top.
Here is the quilt I worked on most of the time. Two more seams and it will be finished.
Here are my Sisters Choice blocks so far.
Here is the quilt I spent most of my time at the retreat on. Only two more seams to do in the morning and it will be finished.
I managed to finish 20 more of my leader/ender bowties. I now have 360 done.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Another great day in the mountains. Lots more progress on Sisters Choice quilts but there are a lot more quilts being worked on. Here are a few of them.
This is a quilt from the Amicacola retreat earlier this year.
Next is a Hunters Star
A Jelly Roll quilt
Another Jelly Roll quilt
One Block Wonder
Some string blocks and the start of Smoky Mountain Stars
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Allatoona retreat starts tomorrow. I won’t be able to spend the night at the retreat but I hope to be able to go for a while each day. The theme of our retreat is Quiltville in the Mountains and we are featuring scrappy Bonnie Hunter projects.
The quilt for the retreat is going to be Sisters Choice – one of Bonnie’s free patterns. I agreed to teach it before Bill got sick so I put together a story board for the blocks. I am using green star points, various brights for the nine patches and white/black for the background. Here is my board, ready for the trip to the mountains.
The top is all the pieces cut out for a block. The one on the bottom left is a partly sewn block and the one on the right is a finished block.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
We had Hexie Club last night. Here are a few of the Hexie BOM that are being worked on.
Mine is still individual hexies – just have one section sewn so far.
We are guessing on either an umbrella or an Easter Basket for April.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
Today on my design wall is the start of my Wishes quilt.
There will be 16 sets of these in the quilt. During our retreat, I had people put quilty wishes on a piece of fabric and they are featured in the blocks. I asked each person to write about a wish related to quilting – many of them mentioned UFO’s. It will be fun to read. I am putting the quotes in a circle so there will not be a top or side of the quilt. Whatever way it is picked up will be perfect.
I also completed a few more of my leader/ender bowtie blocks. These are numbers 331-340.
For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
I thought I would share a little about our hospital stay. I took quilts (of course) and it made it cozy.
Bill had his sock monkey quilt on the bed. He looks a lot better than that now that we are home. He was having a breathing treatment at the time.
I had a folding chair that turned into a flat surface at night – not sure I would call it a bed, but it was comfortable enough.
I had my socks (I actually finished them in the hospital), my hexies and my iPad. I had a cuddle quilt to lay on and my flannel quilt to cover me. I also had my travel pillow so I was all set.
It is amazing what a few quilts will do to make a home away from home.
Friday, March 14, 2014
We started a new club at Tiny Stitches last night. We are going to work on Lori Holt’s Quilty Fun quilt. It is a row by row that will last for several months. Last night we started the first row and made little design boards. I supplied the 10 inch squares of foam core and the batting – I have lots and lots of leftover batting. I brought my 2 1/2 inch strip bin and they picked out a binding. Here are all the boards finished.
Cathy was so excited about the project that during our storms she made a couple of rows.
This is going to be lots of fun.