Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day One: Personal Retreat

Hi everyone,  and happy Dog Days of August...

I have proclaimed a four-day retreat - took th/fr off from work, and will quilt from sunup to way past sundown each day - fun fun.  I plan to put on decent clothes only to go to the quilt guild on Saturday - otherwise, it's shorts, barefeet, and a t-shirt...  and send DH out for take-out if we don't want to eat what's in the fridge...

So - what did I work on??  Well, here goes, like a bee flitting from flower to flower
 I made 8 blocks for the sunshine Guild Block Lotto - and , yes, this block is sewn correctly - it's 'modern' !!!!  I can't decide if i like it or not !!!!  But it's getting mailed to the Lotto Lady in Texas!


 I trimmed lots of HSTs for a Quilt of Valor - my Guild is doing a big QOV focus at our Quilt Show next spring...  more on that as this project goes along.

Then some of those HSTs were turned into blocks... 8 down, 40 more to go...
Next I tried out a look for the next part of this wall hanging quilt...  and I really like the LeMoyne Stars in a Square in a Square look, but don't like the green color...  so will rip off the green and replace with the tan background color so the stars float...  and make more stars for the other sides!!! Also have to remove those corner pieces on the last border - they are too large - need to redo them...

Lastly, I finished trimming this Shadow Trapunto piece, on organza, and auditioned some fabrics for its background color... this was the winner... tomorrow I'll sandwich it with batting and get it ready for quilting - I love love this design!  Its from Geta Gramma's book Shadow Trapunto.
Still a bit more time to go - and Olympics to watch - which means working on the Great Hexagon quilt!!!! hooray for Day One of the Quilty Retreat

Happy Quilting to Everyone!

Kate

1 comment:

Sara said...

I am enjoying seeing the progress on the quilt covering the design wall.

Happy Sewing! Lucky girl:)

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