Sunday, November 6, 2011

Retreat!

I spent the weekend on my annual quilting pilgrimage with my mom and friends at Prairie Point Junction's Quilting on the Prairie Retreat in Cozad, USA.  It was a great 3 day weekend of family, friends and fabric! 

The really cool part is that I was able to nearly finish four outstanding UFO's from my collection.  A couple of them have been deemed "NuFO's" (pronounced new-fo's) which means that I've had the fabric, but hadn't started the project until now.  My husband coined the new vocabulary term, it's free for use.

I'd love to show you pictures of the projects.  But I can't.  I know that doesn't seem fair.  And, I'll be honest, I'd really like to show you, but they are future gifts so, to post the pictures would spoil the future suprises.  (assuming the gift recipients read my blog).  I promise to take pictures when the quilts are done and post them when the time is appropriate.

The good news is that two quilt tops and backs are ready to be sent out for quilting.  And, the other two only need the borders and backings.  That means the gift giving might happen sooner vs. later.   I can sum up the weekend by saying I ate way too many yummy treats given to me by my dear friend Gwen, the weekend was ful of producivity and I am INSPIRED to keep sewing, sewing, sewing.

And, on that note, I do have something that I can show you.  Here is the fabric for one of my next projects - I love shopping at PPJ!  These lovely statck of fabric in limey greens and soft sea blues come from a variety of different groupings.  It is going to be fun to mix & match the various prints for my "Hugs and Kisses" designed by Jaybird Quilts

I now get the pleasure of cutting this into lots and lots of 2 1/2" strips to sew into strip sets of three to then cut with a Lazy Angler Ruler.   (high-level sumary of my project process)  The finished design is shown below, though mine will have a few more rows & columns as I am planning on making a queen size quilt for our bedroom.

Signing off to start cutting . . .

Happy Creating

2 comments:

deciduous soul said...

wow that looks kinda complicated... would love to quilt but every time I get the urge it passes before I actually do anything about it.
also... I'm very excited that I've started running a little bit again, I used to love it very much. I tend to get stress fractures a lot, but I've been walking a lot and doing the elliptical a lot, and now I'm putting short bits of running into my walks. And so far, no old injuries have returned. Maybe someday I'll be able to keep up with you!!
glad you have fun at the retreat - look for the event page on fb soon about the holiday mafia sale- we changed the date to Dec. 10 to coincide with the Dickens day :)

sweetkelli said...

11-2012 update, I've started the quilt! Found out the instructions had me sew extra strip sets, looks like I'll have a queen quilt AND a lapquilt when done.

K