Well, I'm back!!!
And I had a wonderful time!!! I'll share more about the retreat in a few days, but for now, I'd like to share some of the things I worked on while there. It's exciting to see projects taking shape. I have a combination of new and old projects going on .....
New.... Bargello Tree Skirt
|Two sections of this hexagon-shaped skirt assembled.|
When I put it up on the design wall at retreat, everyone said it is too striking to be stuck under a tree and that it needs to be a wall quilt.... hmmmm..... that's definitely a possibility - we'll have to see! :*D
My original intention was to make this in blues and whites to look like a snowflake, but then I went shopping for fabrics and fell in love with this focus print.....
It is a Jason Yenter Wintergraphix print and I just loved the colors! I added in a wonderful bright blue, a nice spectrum of greens, and some golds......
But then I ended up taking out the lightest gold and adding in the black instead, and I think it was a good choice. You can really see the black add some definition in the first picture above. The light gold was just too mushy and died out when put in the bargello spectrum with the deep colors.
I've had these fabrics for this project for quite some time, but as usual, the project got pushed to the side for more urgent projects. Then as I shared in THIS POST, I decided that I really want to get some of my Christmas UFO's done so they can decorate my house rather than a UFO box this Christmas. I joined up with Needle, Thread, Happiness for her 2013 Christmas QAL in order to have some accountability to get them done :*) This will be my second UFO I've tackled so far. The August project - Midnight Runner - is complete - quilted, bound, and ready to be proudly displayed this Christmas! Yoohoo!!! You can click on the quilt name if you'd like to read more about it's progress :*)
So far so good!
She asked for a Vintage Valentine block to switch out with the Sonshine sunflower table-topper quilt I made for it last year, so I got it all ready for stitching down while at Runaway. All the button-hole stitching was completed at retreat, so I just need to quilt and bind it, and then add the little hanging sleeve for the frame.
I hope to have this ready to take to her when I visit at Thanksgiving :*D
As for OLD projects on my design wall, I still have to get Genevieve's Banners sandwiched and quilted....another project that needs to be ready to go with me at Thanksgiving!
and I'm hoping to get the appliqued border for Amish Beauties applied and stitched down soon....
Today is the first day of the Crazy About Wool blog hop over at Pieced Brain!!!
My day is Thursday so be sure to come back and see what I'm playing with.... here's a sneak peek....
Hmmm..... what could it be?
Here is the Blog Hop schedule for today:
The Raspberry RabbitsHope you have a marvelous week! Here in Nashville, we are enjoying fall-like weather and it is gloriously cool and crisp - yum!!! I don't know how long it will last, but I plan to enjoy it while I can. Mornings will be pleasurably spent on my side porch with a little stitchery =^..^=
Hugs & Blessings!
Linking up with ....
Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
Christmas QAL at Hazel's Quilts
Tuesday Linky Party at Freemotion at the River
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced