A Retreating I will go …

Oh YEAH!! A retreat!!!

I love retreats!!!

There are a group of 18 17 of us going to Edenvale in Abbotsford. 17 because one lady is too ill to attend! 😦

What am I taking?   A zillion things … WAY more than I’ll get done!

  1.  The fabric on the left is part of my November Island Batik project.  It needs to be quilted and bound.
  2. Smith Mountain Morning … is ready to be webbed and borders added
  3. The pink and the blue are 2 new squirrels that I started just because I don’t have enough going on! (ha!)
  4. 52 blocks in 52 week – take prepped blocks
  5. My little blue squirrel is FINALLY sandwich and I hope to quilt & bind it
  6. Secret Project (IB-Dec)  #3 … needs binding
  7. A French General layer cake that is a UFO in progress.  The blocks need to be trimmed and webbed together
  8. Secret Project #4

Design Wall


  1. Smith Mountain Morning – all blocks are played out and ready to web.  If you’re not sure how to web a quilt check out  my blog post “Webbing a Quilt” fullsizeoutput_bb8
  2. Pink & Blue Squirrels img_5650-scaled-2560.jpg
  3. 52 blocks in 52 weeks … 2 blocks pieced this week!IMG_5630
  4. French General Quilt – blocks need trimming and webbing.

Stash Report

Nothing finished this week.  No shopping …

  • Fabric Used this week        0 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:         140.35  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      68.05
  • Net Fabric used                     78.3
  • Husband’s Purchases           9.5

Stitchin’ Time

  • January – Oct:  236 out of 262
  • Nov. – 3 out of 3
  • Year-to-date: 239 out of 265  =  90%

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

PHD in 2019:  Quilting UFOs and Finishing New Projects


No finishes this week.


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I like to make lists at the beginning of the week, but I’ll still link up to Roseanne & Sue’s Home Sewn by Us on Tuesday.  I’m thrilled that this week I actually got more than what I had on my TO DO list!

Last week’s list:

  1. Finish November’s Island Batik top (Secret Project #2) √  it’s a top & sandwiched
  2. Prep 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks √  week 31 & 32 prepped
  3. Sew 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks √  week 24 & 25 done
  4. Finish at least the 16  blocks from “Smith Mountain Morning” √ ALL blocks done
  5. “Blue Squirrel”  – √  finally sandwiched 
  6. Work on Secret project #1 √ top
  7. Finish quilting Secret Project #3) √ finished quilting – just needs binding!

This week

  1.  Quilt Secret Project #2 (Nov IB challenge)
  2. Prep 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – week 33 & 34
  3. Sew 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – week 26 & 27
  4. Bind Secret Project #3 (Dec IB challenge)
  5. Smith Mountain Morning – Web together
  6. Quilt & Bind “Blue Squirrel”
  7. Start Secret Project #4

Island Batik Blog Hop

“A Piece of … Blog Hop” starts on Monday!!!  There are fabric giveaways each week.  Follow the Rafflecopter link below to have a chance to win “Little Sir Little Miss” fabric.image.png
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I can’t wait to see what these wonderful ambassadors have created!  The fabrics are all fantastic!

The fabrics featured in this blog hop are from the Summer 2019 line and will be in fabric stores SOON!!!

Here’s a list of who you need to visit to see their wonderful creations using the Summer 2019 lines!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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21 thoughts on “A Retreating I will go …

  1. A friend was trying to explain to me how to web a quilt – by writing it in an email. So I finally watched your video on webbing a quilt. I think I get it now – even though her process is a bit different.

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    • Hi Gene,
      Once you learn how to web a quilt – you’ll never go back! You can also use the same technique with blocks … it helps keep them in order!
      Good luck with webbing! 🙂


  2. Enjoy your retreat. You’ve definitely got some very fun projects to work with. Great metrics for the week, lots of stitching time and check marks on the to do list. Hope this week is as good for you.

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  3. Hi Gail! Have a great time at the retreat. Does it last all week? You’ve got plenty of stuff with you in case you get bored. I look forward to hearing all about it, and seeing what progress you made. Thank in advance for linking up! I appreciate it. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Have fun at retreat! It’s always better to take more projects than you think you’ll get to than to run out of projects to work on. It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when you can actually sew all day and night. Happy Stitching!

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