Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday again...Bummer!

The retreat was wonderful, and I was about as productive as a person doing handwork can be. I lost the photo of my blocks that I took Saturday night, so I'll have to remember to take another this evening. I managed to finish 20 blocks on Saturday and another 10 or so yesterday. I need 224 total, so I still have quite a way to go! I'm enjoying working with the 30s fabrics - it's such a huge change of pace for me.

I decided to start on my Turning Leaves quilt, too. Why not? What's one more UFO? I originally thought that I would do it by hand, but after thinking about it this weekend, I think I will try machine applique. I have some beautiful King Tut threads that will look great with my bright fabrics. I have so many hand applique projects in progress and plan to start so many more that it seems crazy to add that one to the list.

I began to prep Summer's End block three when I got home last night. Hopefully I can get some of the wool cut out and get it started after the baby shower tonight.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Retreat - Day One

We had a great time yesterday and the food was wonderful! I didn't get nearly as much done as I thought I would (as usual), but I did manage to finish block two of my Summer's End block-of-the-week. I am headed out in just a few minutes for day two. I'll be working on my drunkard's path today. Hopefully I can make a dent in that pile of blocks!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

One more day until retreat

I'm really looking forward to our retreat this weekend. Although I am not spending the night, I plan to take advantage of as much of each day as possible to try and get something accomplished. I'm not sure what that 'something' will be, though! I prepared a bunch of the drunkard's path blocks - enough to keep me busy all weekend - but have been thinking that I should take along my wool applique project in case I need a diversion. I finished prepping block two last night. I'm getting so far behind - I think I received the 7th one yesterday! Then I started thinking that I would really love to start working on the Turning Leaves quilt. I've been wanting to make that one forever! I can't decide what colorway to use, though. I'd like to make it bright - I'm not ready to do another fall colors quilt again, although now that I think about it, it might make a nice wall hanging to accompany my Autumn Jewels. I'd love to do blues and greens, but I am afraid that it wouldn't have enough color to really "pop". Decisions, decisions!

I need to do a little shopping tonight anyway - my gift certificate is waiting for me at The Quilted Fox, and tonight will be my only opportunity to use my Jackman's coupon. Perhaps something will catch my eye, and I can add another UFO to my list!