Sunday Feb 11

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I’m off to a retreat again!  I am so blessed to be able to attend retreats!  They are a lot of fun! And I get lots done. Usually, as long as I sit and sew! Ummm …. ya right … hmmm :  there’s the visiting, the eating, the games and all sorts of other distractions!

As usual, I’m taking way more than I can possibly get done!  Here’s what I’ve packed and am dreaming of completing.  All, except for one are UFOs.

  • On Ringo Lake – quilt & bind it
  • Charming bag – get it completed
  • Retreat bag (new project, but like the one I left for my sister) starting from the beginning
  • Fractured Paint Box – get blocks completed and top assembled.

Another finish!!!  WooHoo!!!
Feb '18-3

This was a quilt that was languishing on top of my filing cabinet.  I was not wanting to deal with it because I had to piece the back.  (See HERE.)  Well, it got quilted this week.  I had to make an adjustment to one of the corner blocks …  the flying geese are suppose to be pointing into the quilt, not at this angle.  I realized it when I was quilting these 4 corner blocks.   Thankfully, it was an easy fix as I hadn’t quilted the border yet.  It was fun to do the quilting in the negative space.

Feb '18-2

This is a pattern by Carol Doak … it was a mystery quilt in 2012/13 … but I didn’t do it as a mystery.  A friend had shown me how to paper piece without sewing on the paper and I figured this was a good quilt to try it out on.  I started this quilt in 2014.  I’m not a huge fan of purple, but I do like this quilt!

Sandwiching Marathon!

Feb '18

My husband helped me sandwich 5 quilts over the last couple of days.  I spray baste and since I’m using Hobbs 80/20, I have some pins in each one.  (I find that with the big quilts – the batting shifts way more than when I use warm and natural – but I like how the Hobbs drapes).

From Top to bottom they are:

  • Guild Mystery Quilt – Queen
  • Scrappy Bargello
  • Labyrinth #2
  • “Like Gina’s Comma” (don’t have a better title yet)
  • On Ringo Lake

I’m thinking that if they are sandwiched and the labels made – they may get quilted.  Ha! Ha! Ha!

PHD in 2018  Update

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Stash Report

No shopping = no fabric added!!!   And 2 finishes this week : the Charm Star and the Carol Doak purple quilt.

Fabric Used this Week:     15.5  yards  
Fabric Used year to Date:  39.25  yards
Fabric Added this Week:    0  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 8.5 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017:  30.7  yards 

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14 thoughts on “Sunday Feb 11

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  2. Hi Gail,
    Have fun at the retreat! You’ll have plenty of choices with you should you get bored. That’s always nice! You are really cranking away at those UFOs. Yay you! ~smile~ Roseanne


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