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Friday, August 11, 2017

Been busy

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I have been meaning to write since I came home from the retreat Sunday. Monday was filled with unpacking, cleaning and going over to my parents home to check in on them. All is well, thank goodness. We talked about my sister and aunt who are driving here from California and would be arriving that day. By the time I arrived back home "the man of the place" was home from work and it was too late to do anything else but dinner and clean up.
Tuesday was 30's club at Sager Creek and had plans to go but things change.
My sister needed to work while here in Oklahoma and needed good internet connection but my parents and another aunt who lives here did not have what she needed. Being   not what she had thought she could work with by talking to my aunt, because she was going to stay with her during the week while needing to work and weekends with my parents. That's changed, she is now staying here and we have been working out a routine.
So here it is Friday and I'm finally writing.

At the retreat I had the best time, some of the ladies I haven't seen since last year's retreat. The weather was so different this year.....it rained some each day......perfect quilting weather.
I was able to make two tops using 2 patterns I been wanting to try for a while and almost completed another.

This is a baby quilt using one of 180 Design patterns called Tumbling Triangles using her V block trimmer.

 I like how it looks and will make this one again.

Then this pattern had peaked my interest because I figured it can be tried other ways than a large print fabric like I did here. Could use a panel, solid colors or a scrappy strips. Such a simple quilt and will be made again too. Great donation quilt.

Had this piece of vintage looking Hawaiian print that I thought would work, it did but I'm not too happy with the background fabric I took. If I was home I think I would've used the dark blue for the background. Still like it tho.

The third top is now up on the wall being finished. I had cut out all the quilts ahead at home to take, to save time but with this one, one of the dark strips needed for the sashing strip sets was cut wrong. 

But now I'm getting it done, next hurdle is that the pattern is shown in a light border but if you were to look in one of her books which the quilt is shown you'll see the border is dark I love the dark border and had to order some fabric to complete and I'm waiting for that now.

Here are a taste of some of what others were working on....



 Well that it is all for now but I am working a tutorial on how I made this portable design wall.
Hope to post that in a day or two.

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  1. so many lovely quilts but especially love the hexie star quilt - where was the retreat? glad you had fun have a nice visit with your sister

  2. Thank you for the beautiful quilt picture show. They are all very pretty.

  3. Gorgeous quilts--especially like those blue on blue circles...gorgeous hugs, Julierose

  4. That Tumbling Triangles quilt is absolutely darling! I actually rally like the background fabric on your Let It Snow Again quilt. You are right about the dark borders on that one! Thanks for the show and tell - there were some very talented ladies at your retreat.

  5. Oh my what a fun post! :) The tumbling triangles is amazing. I enjoyed seeing what you are working on and the others as a bonus! :)

  6. Love all your retreat projects. The dark blue and white one really caught my eye. Hope you can work in some time for stitching.


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