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Monday, September 25, 2017

Design Wall Monday

It's time to work on Garden Party #2.
This is from our retreat in May with Bonnie Hunter.
I haven't opened the box since May 22
After finishing Midnight Flight, 
I decided this is my next get it done project.

I have all the flowers kitted up ready to sew.
I decided to do the 9 patch chain blocks first.
Since I'm changing from Bonnie's original setting,
I need more blocks.
No problem, these are so fun to make.
I have my bins of parts to pull from
and everything else is already cut and ready to sew.

I have a retreat coming up pretty soon.
When your granddaughter sends you a picture of a quilt from a store
and she loves the colors and wants one kind of like that for her 18th (gasp) birthday,
you get busy.
Found in her free patterns section.
I have a big bin of black and white strips but no aqua.
I ordered a strip set from my friend Judy at SewFunQuilts on Etsy.
Miss 18 is going to love this. 

Yesterday I sat down with my strips and made up block kits.
Each set is stacked in the order I want them sewn together.

Oh yes, I have a retreat plan.
Scrappy Trips first, then work on Garden Party flower blocks.
I think this will be enough to keep me busy for the whole retreat.
That's my plan today. 😉

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Nann said...

I like your green GP blocks -- soothing and cool. I had to look up the design to remember what the quilt looks like. What a great design!

AnnieO said...

Love the green blocks. I took a class from Bonnie a couple months ago and need to do a lot more cutting and prepping. My first retreat is in about a month and I'll need to prep for that too. Enjoy your stitching time!

Mary said...

I have opened the tote that holds my Garden Party. That's about it. I have a few more urgent quilts in the que. Lucky Miss 18.

Judy Hansen said...

Keep at that Bonnie Hunter quilt-a little bit of work each day gets it done! Thanks for linking with Design Wall Mondays, Judy

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Love the green blocks. I adore the idea of a black and white and aqua-colored quilt. I look forward to seeing pictures. Happy sewing! Andrea

Julie said...

I love the plan for the black and aqua quilt! What fun you were able to get your Garden Party blocks out again. I look forward to seeing progress!

scraphappy said...

Sounds like the special request came at just the right time. Enjoy your retreat. Sounds like you have two great projects to work on.