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Monday, October 25, 2010

Design Wall Monday - retreat projects

This will probably be one of the latest Design Wall Monday posts to hit Judy's blog, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to show the projects I worked on at retreat this weekend. I filled my bag with more than I could possibly finish in one weekend to keep me busy and give me several options. I worked on all but 1 project. 

Here's what I finished - from left to right - Cherish Nature panel with borders for our newly remodeled bathroom, table runner for a Christmas present, fabric reversible bag for teacher gifts.

I also got tissue box covers made which will go to our daycare teachers. Almost all of them are done and ready to be filled with a box, but a few will need ribbon for the finishing touch. For some reason, I can't load the photo of them or the next quilt, so you'll have to wait for the picture.

Friday night, mom and I worked on a Convergence Quilt together (same pattern using our own fabrics). Mom and Lois had always planned to make these together, but Lois was gone before they could, and amazingly, I found the fabric she'd set aside to make it. As soon as I found it, I told Mom that we'd make them at retreat. It was really fun to work on the same project together and I like how they both turned out. My mom is looking for a little more of the brown fabric to finish out her quilt (Spice Tea for Wilmington is the fabric line), so if you have any of it that you'd be willing to part with, please let me know. She will purchase or trade. (This sure would be a better plea if Google would let me upload the photo...but if you have any of the brown from this collection, let's talk :)

And, then I turned my attention to a couple of Lois' UFOs and made backs for them (but didn't take any pictures). 

The most tedious of the projects I took was the snowball challenge quilt that I signed up to participate in last fall on Nicole's blog. I was excited at the beginning and loved trading fabrics across the country, but quickly lost steam. This weekend, I got more cutting done on this project, started piecing the 280 squares that get cut into half square triangles, and actually got a few blocks put together! I know this won't occupy much if any of my time again for a while, but it was nice to pull it out and make a little progress on it. 

Now, I just need to get quilting! 


Charlene S said...

You were productive at that retreat!

Chris said...

Love the snowball quilt. I always like two color quilts.

orchidlover said...

Wowo you were busy. I can't wait to see your convergence quilts

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Moneik said...

Looks like you had a very productive retreat and lots of fun too!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh you had such a great time...I am so jealous! I really want to go next time...wonder how far it is from here?

Babs said...

Love that Cherish Nature panel! I have one too that I've been holding onto, not knowing what to do with. That will be pretty in a bathroom :)

Good to see you got lots done!

jillquilts said...

You got a ton done! Just like me! lol

Way to go on the snowball blocks!!

quiltin cntrygrl said...

Wow you have gotten more done in one retreat than I have gotten done in a while.

Sandee said...

Jennifer I got your beautiful piece of material. Thank you so much. Sandy B