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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Home again, home again...

The fall quilt retreat was very productive for me.  I took a lot of projects that I had started at other retreats, but just hadn't ever quite finished up.

#1
This black and white starburst was pieced at a previous retreat.  This year I added the black border.

#2
This one is called Tag Team and is a Missouri Star pattern.  It has been sitting in its project box mostly done, but with a few rows of pieced blocks to be sewn onto the top.  This retreat I finished that up, and I added the two borders.

#3
This Meadow Mist 2016 Mystery Quilt has also been sitting in its box waiting for me to make a decision about borders.  I took it with me determined to just get it done!

#4
This jelly roll race I had done on a library quilting day awhile back.  It was smaller than I wanted, so this retreat saw it getting cut into two pieces (zip zip!) and I added the strip of blue with lighter squares pieced into it.

#5
Same issue with this jelly roll race, which was completed at a previous retreat in a 'race competition' (which I didn't win...ha!).  For this one I cut a narrow strip off of one side and then used a seam ripper to separate the top portion, and then inserted an aqua stripe, the portion that had been cut from the side, and another aqua stripe.  Not sure how I feel about this one, but i think after it is quilted and has an aqua binding added to it that it will be okay.

#6
This Irish Chain was started and finished yesterday, then I added the borders this morning.  The pieced top looks a little washed out in this photo, but it is very pretty in person.  It may be my favorite.  :)


#7
I think I finished this half-square-triangle top at the first retreat I went to.  All it needed was to have a piece of flannel pieced to fit for its backing.  That little chore is now done.

I have already called the long-arm quilter and made an appointment to take all of these to her for quilting.  Six are intended for Christmas gifts, and I will have to hustle to get them all bound.  The #7 is a throw intended for our sofa.  

I am SO excited at having these ready to quilt!  I'll be even happier when they are bound, wrapped, and under the tree!

12 comments:

  1. Amazing! You really accomplished a lot. Love #6.

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    1. Thanks! Me too. :) Amazed I got that one done coming down to the wire. So happy, as now I have one for each of the kids’ Christmas.

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  2. Oh, those quilts are lovely! I love #5 quilt, beautiful blues! Meg:)

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    1. Thanks so much! I wasn't sure about adding the turquoise, but I think it's okay. Happy for the affirmation! :)

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  3. Love Love Love #5! How productive you were. Christmas is nearly finished. Way to go!

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    1. So happy you like #5 too. I am in the midst of rounding up all the backing fabric that I have around the house. I take them all to the long-arm quilter tomorrow.

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  4. Oh, they are all beautiful! You should have your own show.

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  5. Congrats, you got lots done! I’ve done #2, Tag Team. Great pattern, quick and easy.
    So glad you had a fun time. Retreats ARE a treat.

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    1. Ahem...Tag Team...easy yes, and should have been quick, but has been gathering dust. :)

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  6. I feel terrible saying this (but as an officionado on blue and white...) I am not feeling that aqua. Now I feel bad. :(

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    1. Oh, don’t feel bad! I tend to agree on the blue and white with the aqua. LOL

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