Friday, September 21, 2012

My retreat projects....

I had a goal for this retreat to finish a baby quilt top that I had started in June at another retreat.

So, I did finish the  houndstooth, baby blue and white quilt top.

close up...

I love the look of this quilt, but there are lots and lots of bias edges and I am not too happy with the way it was turning out.  I did eventually start starching the heck out of this, but it just  isn't as "squared" as I would like it, so I am going to try and re-starch and see what I can do....especially since I have fabric to make a baby pink and white AND a charcoal and white.  I don't want to get discouraged.

My second project was to work on a Fig Tree quilt called Sunwashed.  I am making this one in the Vintage Modern fabric.  I had all the pieces cut out before retreat.

I made one block....

and found it to look disturbingly like a TV test pattern...LOL, so I threw some more pieces up on the design wall to give you a better look.

I am liking this look a little better...

So, I have ALL the blocks made, but need to lay out all the blocks with the sashings on the floor here at home so that I can get the colors spread out evenly.  

I have now done that......

 and will look over my pictures of the lay out, maybe make some switcharoos and then start pinning rows.  Once I do that, I can start stitching. 

All in all, it was a very successful quilt retreat.  It was certainly one that I really needed.  

I hope you get lots of sewing  or crafting or whatever you want to do accomplished in the next few days.  I am hoping to get my Sunwashed quilt top all together by the end of this weekend.  I know I have the quilting bug now and hope I can keep up the momentum.  

Happy quilting!  


  1. Wow! They look great! Keep up the pace!

  2. I've never seen a Houndstooth quilt top before. Holy Moses... - very nice!!!

  3. Congrats on getting that darling baby quilt finished during your get-away! I love that Sunwashed quilt you are making! You really accomplished a lot this trip! :)

  4. The baby quilt looks great! And you are right, that does look like a TV test pattern. You really meant it last time when you told us to "stay tuned!" They look completely different when they're all together, though. Very cute!


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