Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I'm Going Quilting!
I'm getting ready to pack my bags to go on my first ever quilt retreat with the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild! Since I'm a total quilt retreat novice, I've posted over at http://www.weallsew.com/ today asking everyone to give me a little advice on what to bring, what not to bring, and how to pack. Hop on over to my post there if you'd like to give me some help!
I am also working on getting everything together for the projects coming with me to the retreat.
First, I am determined to finish using the rest of the vintage pieced fabric strips that I found earlier this year. I had an idea for taking the squares apart to make a more intricate design, but just decided about two hours ago that idea would take way too long. I just want to finish this one up, so I am going to leave the strips as-is and add a few thinner strips of solid colors in between each strip. I should have this one finished for sure!
I also have a bundle of fat-quartered Dick and Jane fabrics that I bought years ago at Quilt Festival. I think it would be perfect paired with a few solid colors using Amy Butler's Sexy Hexy Love Quilt! Can't wait to lay out the fabrics to see the possibilities with this pattern! I probably won't finish this one, but if I can get it all planned and cut I will be happy.
Oh yeah, and I do plan on finishing up this art quilt that I started at the beginning of this year, too! Just a few more hand-sewn applique thingies and binding, and this project will be done. Phew!
Okay, so now I just have to make sure to pack everything I need for these projects - you know, in between the working from home and mommying and house-wifery going on here! Oh yeah, and it's also POTTY TRAINING TIME at our house, which basically means I spend most of the day sitting in the bathroom with my tot just waiting for the inevitable...and waiting... and waiting.....