I was happily working away on my Labyrinth quilt while I was at the retreat. When the quilting was done, I, as normal, trimmed off the batting and extra backing. The there was a HUGE loud swear word that came out of my mouth. I had somehow gotten a corner of the quilt under what I was trimming and I cleanly sliced a wedge about 2″ x 7″ out of a corner (sorry, no picture) … GROAN … A lot of people came to my rescue and provided me with a ton of suggestions … ♥ quilting friends ♥ calmed me down and gave me viable solutions. I hand stitched the wedge into place. You can’t see it in the border, but it does show on the back. One suggested I add an additional label over the wedge once I know who it will be gifted to. I am just very thankful that it was in a corner and not in the middle of the quilt! Here’s a picture of the finished quilt, followed by close-ups of the quilting:
More Retreat Photos: Works in Progress
Here’s a few more pictures of works in progress at the retreat.
Benartex had a contest on Facebook and I entered a quilt that I had made years ago with their fabric. No, I didn’t win. I didn’t even come in the top half. But that’s OK. Just for entering, I received a very cute charm pack. It’s called “A Moose for Christmas.” It’s in the process of becoming a table runner. This is the first design / fabric placement layout … there’s likely to be many more before I start sewing it together. It’s fun to work with these fabrics because they are so very cute! And the colours suit me and my house.
I fell off my fabric diet wagon this weekend. In fact, the wagon broke.
I went into one store and managed to leave with only buying a few notions. But the 2nd store, Needle & I, I went into buy micro brushes. They are intended for applying adhesives etc. but they are fantastic for cleaning your machine. They were on sale … so was some fabric and I looked at the fabric and quickly looked away. And then I was chatting with the gals in the shop and I looked some more and then the wagon broke! In my defence, the neutral fabric is for backing a quilt! The colour is not true in the picture. The top fabric is actually a beige/cream and the bottom is a pretty blue. A VERY pretty blue. A lovely lovely blue. Did you know that blue is my favourite colour?
Fabric Used this Week: 8.5 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 171 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 8 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 62 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017: 109 yards
2017 UFO’s completed
27 UFO’s left to complete. (3 UFO’s have been given away)
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- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Peaceful Sunday @ Janda Bend Quilts
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Moving it Forward Monday @ Em’s Scrapbag
- Main Crush Monday @ Cooking up Quilts