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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Retreat Prep

It all started very innocent.
I just needed some strips.
Just a few to get me started.
But I got distracted.
Like normal.


A little over a year ago, I started Bonnie's Garden Party Quilt.
You can see her's here and in her latest book
I made 45 blocks before I discovered I had the corners wrong.
Last weekend I took all those corners off.
Next trip to the beach, they will get replaced,
because I forgot them there.


I decided to work on the 9 patches at retreat.
So I started pulling what I needed.
I didn't have very many wide strips.
I have a drawer stuffed full of neutrals so I pulled those out.
And I got busy.
I decided to cut those pieces less that 1/2 yard into strips for all my sizes.
1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 3 1/2"
Sometimes I had barely anything left.
Other times, there were strings.
Glorious strings!!!
Now there is more room in the neutral drawer and more variety in my strips.


This morning I decided to stay quiet so the men of the house could sleep.
(Oh you goof--I'm talking about the husband and 3 male dogs.)


I need these for my On The Road Quilt.
Strings and crumb blocks to be turned into hexies.
I can't believe how many I made in just an hour.
What fun I had early this morning. 


These are now in their new homes.

Breakfast is over.
I made these muffins this morning.
 OMG Delicious!

Now to get real serious and get some stuff packed up.
Garden Party is ready to work on.
I have some Garlic Knot blocks to complete.
I need to pack at least one or 2 more just in case.
The sewing machine needs cleaned and bobbins filled.
It won't take long to be ready to go.
Is it Thursday yet???



2 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Enjoy your retreat!! I've got one next week. Really looking forward to it!!

Julie said...

Have fun at the retreat with all your fun projects! I am still trying to decided what to take to a mini retreat this coming weekend. I started cutting house blocks and promptly started sewing them up! I need to look at my UFO's.