I will post pictures of the reveal tomorrow - sorry to make you wait, but I had to wait ONE WHOLE YEAR - so one more day won't kill you. I still can't believe how naughty those girls were with MY QUILT!!!!
This was my first long trip with my car and I am happy to say that it performed beautifully. I'm very happy with it - who cares how much gas it uses!!!! And there is LOTS of room for all kinds of things -
|They were ALL eating grass. Looked like a herd of cows - NOT dogs!!!!!|
Anyway - there is a lot of room in that car, although I was a tad worried as I prepared my stuff for the retreat. I started off with TWO bags of supplies. Then my overnight bag and my sewing machine. No problem. But then the two bags multiplied into about 4, then 5. Just couldn't help it and I knew Mary was going through the same thing.
|Started with TWO bags, which grew to three (pictured here) and then four and finally FIVE bags of sewing stuff. I must have had GRAND DILLUSIONAL DOABILITY!!!!|
|But we packed that little car FULL - well - it wasn't full. We had ONE layer on the cargo area and folded down seats and still had a few open spots. Don't forget Mary has to bring food (she is our resident cook) as well as sewing stuff|
Now I know you are thinking - why take all that stuff???? Well I was able to work on a project a day and I was quite happy to switch it up. Besides some of the projects got to a point where I either needed more fabric, need more fabric cut or something. Have a look..................
|Here is the picture of the quilt from the booklet "All for Fall" by Anne's Quilt Loft|
This is an OLDER (2003) pattern that I fell in love with
|Found this picture of the scraps (pieces) I started with. I think I am still in my old house in this one|
|I had done TONS of cutting and at some point had made the nine patch blocks. I got this much together|
|Nana's Big Quilts from Four Corners (Another OLDER (2001) pattern that I fell in love with )|
|I got this much sewn in one day!!! The big one is the center of the quilt and the four pieces are the start of the corners!!!|
|I got LOTS more strips sewn to finish off those corners. I might even have enough to complete this quilt!!!! And there are quite a few more strips in the box (maybe make the smaller version!!!)|
|Got a LOT of the half square triangles sewn and even a few cut.|
Wait - I got more done as well.........................
|Got ONE block of a northwind scrap quilt done. Decided it was TOO difficult to sew there (well it was late at night) so I gave up!!!|
|There were FOUR previously made blocks which I am going to take the big triangles off and resew. My sewing skills have improved immensely since I sewed these and I can make them better.|
|Sewed up the last 14 of these blocks and added the black strip. Yeah - these blocks are ready for the design wall!!!!!|
I also got TWO blocks done for Elm Creek. Of course, I cannot show you - that would spoil the fun for the girls in the class.
Of course there were several projects I NEVER even touched. Here are two of them.............
|Two projects NEVER touched!!!!!|
There were a couple of other projects as well and several hand projects that I never touched. Hey - I would rather have more than less!!!!! I did almost get the binding on the quilt that I took. So yes - while I goofed off and did lots of other things (more on that tomorrow), I did get a LOT done.
I hope to get everything in order (buy the missing fabric pieces - get more fabric cut - get half square triangles trimmed, etc) and hope to get a lot more done on the four day retreat coming up at MY HOUSE!!!!! (Can't wait for that!!!!)
Well - it is time to close off for today. Come back tomorrow as there is LOTS more to discuss about this retreat. Let's just say that we ate well (but didn't gain any weight!), we laughed a lot, - heck we just had loads of fun!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!