Monday, August 11, 2014

Sew, sew, sew...

Four days of sewing, sewing, sewing. It keeps us busy while we talk, laugh and eat. Quilt Retreat ~ sometimes productive, but always fun. I get to go with a bunch of ladies who never cease to amaze me with their talent and kindness. I'm very blessed.

Last week turned out to be one of those productive retreats. It seems I brought just the right mix of piecing projects. One small, one larger and one half-way done.

I had 16 of my 30 Flowering Snowball blocks completed and decided to tackle the remaining 14. Done and done! It was a breeze to set them together once I got home and I now have a top. More details to come on this one!


Our Modern Quilt Guild has a fund raising sale at the end of each year. Last year I won a jelly-roll of Kate Spain's Cuzco. It's so pretty! Since I had it all cut out before I left, I was able to piece the small Zipper quilt the first day. It's an older line, and I was wondering what I'd be able to find for a backing and binding. What do you know - the next day my friend, Gina noticed that Abby was destashing several yards on Instagram. Score! Meant to be :-)


And remember all those squares of Bonnie and Camille fabrics that I cut from scraps? Yup! Got most of those blocks done too! I finished the final few when I got home and quickly set them together. The pattern is Great Granny Squares by Lori Holt.


We had a fun little secret sister swap this time too.  I asked for something for my sewing room and one of my best buddies, Rene, made this beautiful sewing machine cover. I love it and it was desperately needed!


It felt good to finish up a few quilt tops last week. I've got some new fabric calling my name...


The cycle never ends!

15 comments:

  1. So many beautiful projects! How lovely to go from one to the other! Love to know the source of the flowering snowball pattern...gorgeous!

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  2. Love your Flowering Snowball quilt top. I have so many quilts on my Must Do list and was so relieved to find I had already put this on it --- phew, still at only 31 Must Dos. Thank you for sharing the inspiration pic!

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  3. This is, like, the perfect post! Lots of lovelies, with the promise of more to come :)

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  4. All beautiful projects.....maybe that is what I have to do......go on a retreat to finish up some UFOs!

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  5. Can you tell me where you found the pattern for Flowering Snowballs? I just completed a quilt top with a similar look, but with disastrous results, and would love to try this pattern and see if I can succeed.

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  6. I'm so inspired by your Flowering Snowball , love that quilt.

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  7. Wow! That certainly was a productive retreat! And those new fabrics look very enticing too!

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  8. It was an especially productive retreat this time around, wasn't it? Rene's gift to you is so very lovely and compliments your sewing space perfectly.

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  9. Completely gorgeous.............all of them. I, like some others, would also love to know where to find the Flowering Snowball pattern. Love it!

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  10. Beautiful work all around! So glad you ladies had a nice retreat.

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  11. The cycle never ends, so true. You did a lot of good work on your retreat.

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  12. They are all gorgeous! And I'm a bit jealous of your retreat, I could really use one right about now...too many projects to finish in a short amount of time :)

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  13. Awesome work Cindy! Love love love that Flowering Snowball!

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  14. Awesome job! I love them all, congrats on so many beautiful finishes :)

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  15. I always love seeing what you are working on....love it all! Your new fabrics are so pretty.

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