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Monday, November 06, 2017

Design Wall Monday and Retreat Report

Last week was my final retreat for the year. 
I had plans, lots of plans.
I worked and worked, chatted and laughed!
My first project was to make this table runner for my friend for Christmas.
I just need to add the buttons to the intersections.
Ramona showed it last week on this blog post and I knew it would be the perfect gift.
Then she sent me the link for the tutorial.
Thanks Ramona!

Next I worked on bow tie blocks for another table mat.
Insert my sad face here when I did bring enough of my background to finish the blocks.
And then I cut for another table runner and the fat quarter I wanted to use was all cockeyed crocked!
It was so bad! 3" bad!
I have the charm squares cut and ready to go so I'll find something else that will work with it.
It wouldn't be a retreat without a Whoopsie or 2.

Next project--UFO #8 for August from Patchwork Times UFO Challenge.
20 Garlic Knot blocks were from a block swap and I made 28 more.
We layed them out and arranged them and pinned into rows at Binding Friends last week.
The sewing went pretty fast.
(After I made the last 3 blocks that I needed.)
Next up will be to quilt it and bind it with a scrappy batik binding.

Then I pulled out my Garden Party #2 Blocks and worked on them the rest of retreat.
I am almost finished with them.

Retreat started Thursday for me so I spent lots of time quilting the secret project before I left. 
I'm almost ready for binding and gifting and sharing.

Here is my favorite snag on the road into retreat.
The rains and winds knocked all the pretty orange leaves off the trees.
I take a picture of this at every retreat. 
I love this old snag!

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Ramona said...

Your Cathedral Window table runner looks great! Even though you had two "Oopsies" you were busy at your retreat. Your garlic knot top is so happy and colorful. Great design!

Julie said...

Your projects are all great! Funny, I had that fabric you used in the tablerunner! I like the pattern you used a lot better though! I love garlic knots!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Glad to hear that you had a productive retreat, even with the oops!! Looking forward to your reveal of the secret sewing. Happy finishing!

Suzanne said...

The Cathedral Window pattern is stunning! You were very busy at retreat.