I'm so sorry to be an enabler, but it's not often that a pattern comes along that I NEED to make, so I'll see how we can work those Elizabeth Hartman patterns into the schedule. Remember -- if you are pressed for time, make the SMALL version of the quilt. It's all about choices and making priorities. And if you can't do the sew along with me, there'll be another super cute pattern next year!
I'm so excited -- I was showing the short Amazon tour video to the retreat group, and then I decided to try to sign up for an in-person tour, and guess what? I got in!!! Since everyone here knows my feelings about shopping at Amazon, they were all waiting for the rejection e-mail, but NOPE -- I got a confirmation! I truthfully answered the question - "how do you feel about shopping at Amazon," and responded with the worst rating. I'm honest! I don't think the warehouse near me is one of the robotic ones, but that's OK -- it'll just be fun to see how it all works.
In the link above, you can sign up for an in-person tour, a live virtual tour, or watch the 10-minute video. None of this will change my mind about shopping there, but I'm fascinated by how it works.
I accomplished a lot again, and here is my "completed" Section Three. This is as far as I can go until I finish the missing block. OK -- so I haven't even started it yet, and I need some filler fabric for the bottom row. This is the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt by Jen Kingwell.
|The remaining checkerboard pieces|
|Enders and leaders to sew|
|Lynn's contribution to my enders and leaders|
|The pressed but not trimmed half-square triangles|
|Waiting to be trimmed|
|Ronda focuses on the radio contest|
|Deer in the backyard|
|The lake view|
|The fall colors|
|A BURST of fall colors|
|My current retreat project|
|The remaining squares|
So I need to add four more squares along the sides - probably two squares per side and then, since the quilt is only 50" long, it needs to have eight more rows added. Well, that doesn't sound quite so bad as when I was laying in bed this morning, I thought the squares were 2 1/2" inches, and I needed to add double. Phew!!! That is doable to get done in the next couple of weeks.
I think I will have some squares left over, and if I were smart, I would make four patches and then add them to some solid patches to cut the work in half to use up those squares. I'm sure I'll find some flannel at home to make that happen, and I want all this flannel to be used up and no more flannel quilts.
I guess I will have to search through all my UFOs to see if any other flannel projects are lurking there.
Well, it's the last day of the retreat, so everyone will make their way home. Everyone else carpooled, but I drove alone. It's time to get back to reality. I have two classes and a lecture tomorrow, and for the most part, everything is prepped, but I have some pictures to add, so I'll be running around doing that when I get home.
Have a super day!!!