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Monday, October 21, 2013

October Retreat Round Up

Our surroundings are beautiful.
I always go to retreat with a plan of action.
I try to follow my plan...for the most part.
I leave with a big list of new projects I want to do.

First up was to finish the 24 September log cabin blocks 
Next was to do the 12 star blocks.
The half square triangle papers were already pinned to the fabric.
I just had to sew, cut, press, then assemble the blocks.
The first 3 parts were easy. 
I got distracted with the assemble part and ended up unsewing a bit.
But all is well and the October step is complete. 
Yeah me!

The I got busy and sewed the bottom half of the log cabin quilt.
I was a bit a lot giddy with excitement when this was finished.
I love it and my friends loved it and that made me happy.
Sometimes I kind of worry about my scrappiness.
I have the attitude that most anything goes with everything else.
And on here it does. 

Then it was on to the assembly of the Sanctuary blocks.
This went together pretty fast and we all loved how cozy it is.
Now it is on the design wall/bed waiting for the border decision.

Then I worked on the mini quilt on the right called Busy Work.
It was a quilt along at Heartspun Quilts.
You can search her website for this project.
I loved the combination of the black and tan that I saw there so that's what I picked for mine.

The star on the left is block one of Carol Doak's new BOM on the Yahoo group.
You can find the link for the group on her website.
This quilt is called Scappy Scramble.
Perfect for me. 
I'm not happy with the center so I'll redo it today.  

All the while,
I'm working the Split 9 Patch leader/enders.
I couldn't believe I got 15 blocks made.
That's a lot of seams!!!

As always, retreat was a blast. 
Good friends,
good laughs, 
good ideas.

Can't wait for the next one.
Only 2 1/2 weeks.
I know, 
Lucky Me!


Bonnie said...

Wow! You got so much done there. I hope you were gove for more than just a weekend or I would be so jealous of your productivity! Your log cabin is stunning. Remind me how big your logs are? I remember them to be pretty small -- 1.5" or so? I need to use up some of my 2" strips before I can't fit more in the drawer... a log cabin would be great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Annie said...

Wow! It sounds and looks like it was quite the whirlwind of sewing! Fabulous progress and results too. How wonderful to be able to do that. And to do it again in 2.5 weeks! You lucky girl you!

Mary said...

Yes, I am jealous of all you got done. Way the work your plan... great quilts in the works!!

Nancy said...

Fantastic progress!