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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???


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.