I’m getting ready to head off to a retreat! Oh – how I love retreats! At this retreat – we don’t have to cook! Bonus! And I won’t have my lovely husband asking, “what’s for dinner tonight?” And, I won’t have to answer with, “I don’t know!” It’s amazing how often we have “I don’t know” for supper!
Anyhow … since I had my embroidery machine up and running, I did up a few labels (one for the scrappy blue quilt – below – that I’m hoping to get quilted at the retreat) Now, you don’t need to email me and tell me that a couple of the labels have 2019 on them! I did that on purpose. See the top label with 2019? Well, when I pulled out the bin with the UFO that the label will go on, I discovered a label that I made for this quilt that said, “2015!!!” I often joke that the quilt is not necessarily finished in the year that the label is made. However, I figured that 3 or 4 years beyond the date is a little too long. And, 2 of the quilts belonging to 2 of the labels are not in my plan to be finished by the end of the year. (That is, unless I change my mind – which could happen!)
Sew, as I was cutting the batting to length to sandwich the 4 quilts that the labels will go with, I noticed that 3 of the quilts were EXACTLY the same pattern. Yes, it’s a pattern that I wrote and I remember making each quilt, but I sort of find it ironic that they are all getting sandwiched on the same day! Two are scrappy and one is a 2 fabric quilt.
When I wrote the pattern, I made a quilt for my Uncle Ivan. Sew, I called the pattern “Ivan’s Diamonds.” Fitting, eh?
Summary: I still have 4 quilts to finish for my PHD in 2018. I did make a gift for the retreat – that was added to my “Starts in 2018” and I’ve also added a Baby Quilt – that needs to be done SOON!!! I’m hoping to work on it at the retreat!
Fire burst is done … that used up 11 yards … You can see the post about this quilt HERE.
- Fabric Used this week: 0 yards
- Fabric Used this year: 238.35 yards
- Fabric Added this Week: 0 yard
- Fabric Added this Year: 77.3 yards
- Net Fabric Used for 2018: 161.05 yards
Well, it’s late here … 1100 pm and I still have packing to do to get ready for the retreat! I’ll tell you all about it when I’m back home!
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