Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Still prepping, plus.....-
Yes, I am still prepping for my retreat that will take place in a couple weeks.
I planned on "buying" fabric for the alternating blocks for the 9-patch quilt, but ended up finding several yards of gold florals in the Robyn Pandolph line lying around in my cupboard. That's what I get for putting some of these projects away for "years". It's a blessing though, I don't have to buy fabric that I don't need.
Laid out my 9-patches and the alternating 6 1/2 " squares.
It's a good thing that I decided to lay these out because apparently my math isn't too good. I would have been very disappointed to get to retreat and realize I was short some blocks. So, I went through some more of my 9-patches (some had to be re-sewn because they were not the correct size) and cut out some more alternating blocks.
All the blocks are there now and I have my rows pinned and ready to be sewn at retreat. This will work up to be 90 x 96.
Also, I got the baby quilt cut out, too.
I had bought these little "On the Dot" markers quite some time ago and decided to give them a try.
Just one of my cuts for the baby quilt required 28 - 1 1/2" strips and I thought I would lose my way. These little markers kept me on track. I would highly recommend these.
Then there are my Hearts and Hands blocks. I've mentioned that I probably have 50 of these prepped and ready to paper piece, but the other day I was looking for something to work on, so since I have so many, I decided to complete the 10 that I had started.
I was sure I wouldn't be getting a whole of these done at retreat as they are very time consuming, but "hey!" what a good feeling to have these done now. There's plenty more where they came from.
Now, if I can just keep from getting into anymore of these prepped projects before I leave or I will have to find something else to take.
I think I will just pack these up so they are out of site and maybe out of mind until I get to St. Louis.
Now....what to do to keep my hands busy in the meantime?!!
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