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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Retreat Prep

It's hard work for me to prepare projects for a retreat. It's even harder if you have 2 retreats within 2 weeks. Am I complaining? Goodness no! (I love Pete the Cat!) It's hard because I have so many things I want to do that it's a bit overwhelming. So I made a list. Now I am kitting projects.

I will start with a project that I have wanted to do for a long time. I read this post from Julie at Quilter Behind The Barn Door. It got my blood pumping.

As you can see, I've collected a few inspiration pictures for this block. So easy but creates such drama...for me anyhow.

Today I will cut this pile of fabrics.

Using these fabulous dies.

I will add bits and pieces to my bin.
As you can see, I had to make a few (23) test blocks.
I am inspired by Julie's attitude, it matches mine.

See why I say it is the ultimate scrap quilt? And for pete's sake. If you are one of those people who try to keep the same fabric from touching when you make scrap quilts, don't attempt this one. You will go berserk. Just slap those squares together any old way. And don't worry about an occasional point getting cut off in the seams. Believe me when I say No one will ever notice.

Next (or if I get bored) I will work on this Spiral Log Cabin. I found the tutorial at
It's over on the right hand side bar under Tutorials.

This should keep my out of trouble. If I run out of something to do, I'll grab another project when I come home to let the dogs out. It's good to be so close to home and retreating at the same time.


Cathy said...

It looks like you are going to have fun at your retreat. And thanks for those blog links. They are both great reads, and a lot of fun. I'm adding them to my blog list.

LuAnn said...

Retreats are such fun. I usually pack enough in the car that I could stay for a couple of months. You just never know what you are going to be in the mood for when you get there, so it's better to just take as much as you can. LOL Have a great time Judy. Are you taking your yarn along, too????? Where I retreat there are comfy couches with fireplaces so we go out there and do a little crochet in the evenings, too.

Quilter Kathy said...

Have a great time at retreat!

Kari Nitzel said...

Love both designs! Have fun!

Mary said...

Jealous! RR was fun last Year. Sorry it's not happening for me this year, Family events require me to stay close to home. Tell the girls HELLO for me!

scraphappy said...

Looks like you are all set for lots of fun sewing time. What a great way to use the GO! to get lots of use out of your scraps. Hope you get through all that, but I'm sure are more projects lurking in the background if you run out.

fancystitching said...

Happy quilting retreat! I know you will have great fun and get a lot done, too.