Runaway Retreat starts tomorrow & I can't wait!!!
I'm packing up projects and tools!
And getting ready for my Amish Beauties class - Woohoo!!!!
Since I'll be teaching one full day of the retreat, I've only packed a few personal projects to work on. My main goal is to get the Blooming Nine Patch assembled. Do you even remember what it looks like? Here's a quick reminder.....
Simple, mindless sewing together of rows :)
Isn't this little orange fox too, too cute?
Unfortunately, that fabric stuck out like a sore thumb, so it didn't make the final cut :(
Here are some sneak peeks at the fabrics that DID make the cut....
|I just love the variety of black/white's in these blocks ....|
|Some of my favorite fun prints in ORANGES :)|
|The last of my Kindle Case fabric scraps - what will I do without them?????|
I found an excellent use for those new Marilee's Numbered Pins picked up at AQS. I was nervous about keeping all these pieces in the right order and right-side up from my house to retreat - so I pinned each one on the line with it's row number, right on the line where I will stitch - EASY PEASY!!!!
The rest of the blocks are all packed to go so I can assemble the quilt top when the ORANGE block is done!
I also worked on making sure I have the makings for another couple of Patchwork of the Crosses blocks to take with me. Even though I won't have time to do any Slow Sunday Stitching today with Kathy's Quilts, I will most definitely be doing some hand stitching on these at Runaway :)
This one is in progress - I got the center stitched together this week....
I had been looking for the perfect project to use this vibrant Oriental border print.....
Here are a few of the color options I looked at for the outer row petals.....
|I ended up going with the darker pink :)|
That stripe would have been marvelous, but too much trouble to get it just right!!!
The next block uses one of my favorite fabrics for the focus print....
Here is a down-and-dirty layout of the center pieces before stitching ....
And here are a few color options I am considering. I had pretty much decided to go with this layout....
But then I had to try it with the gold on an outer row to see what that would look like, and I rather liked the glow it makes...
Not sure that I like the aqua pieces in that particular place though.....but I think it needs the aqua somewhere..... Decisions! Decisions!!! I think I'll cut 4 more gold pieces and lay out the whole block to see what I think. Maybe even look for a different aqua? What would you choose?
I'm off and running folks!
Still lots to do before tomorrow morning!
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Hugs & Blessings!