Monday, September 6, 2010

Retreat

Thank you for your sympathy and kind words.  I did end up going to my retreat.  I rested all day on Friday and was able to go over Saturday morning.  My back felt lots better but I only took light sewing with me and was very careful to not over do it all weekend.

I had ordered a kit from Nanette for one of her mixed bag patterns a while ago and took it with me to make.  I really wanted a bag made with her unique fabric.  My friends oohed and ahhed over it while I worked on it.  I adore how it turned out!

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She included a fabric covered button that you can see in the picture is so cute and red rick rack.  I forgot to take a picture of the other side of the bag.  It too is super cute.  I lined it with the same fabric as the handles and used a Meadowsweet strawberries on yellow fabric I had in my stash for the pockets inside.  It looks great with the rest of the bag.  Nanette's pattern was so easy to understand and had lots of pictures. 

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The other project I finished while I was there was my doll quilt for the DQS9.  I really want to keep this one!  My partner likes linen and patchwork and modern quilts.  I really had fun fulfilling her request.  I used Flea Market Fancy for the binding since she really seems to like it and uses it in her projects. 

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I had fun quilting this with abstract lines.  I love how the quilting turned out.  It works well with the style of the quilt. 

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For the back of the quilt I used the same fabrics I used in the front to add a little color.

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Here is my label for the back.

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The rest of the time I worked on a quilt I am making with Patisserie by Fig Tree Quilts.  I am using Moda Turnovers, Moda Charm Packs, and Kona Bone for the background fabric.  For this quilt I have to make 480 flying geese.  So far I have 101.  So I have a ways to go.  I took a picture with some of the flying geese I had finished so I could get an idea what the block would look like.  I just lay it out.  It isn’t sewn together.

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I think it will be very pretty.  Especially when I get more of the flying geese made and there is more of a color variety. 

I will be back soon to show you what my friends made this weekend.  It is always fun to see a mini quilt show, right?

8 comments:

Jackie said...

Gorgeous quilting projects! I love the blocks and I love the FMF binding. Everything just looks gorgeous. I'm glad you got a chance to go and spend some time quilting and with your friends.

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased the back improved..........I love everything you worked on esp the flying geese quilt........

Suzanne said...

I'm so glad you felt well enough to go. Yay for you!

Alexis said...

Yay! Great to hear that your back got well enough to go. You did a lot of sewing to! The bag is cute and the doll quilt is SUPERADORABLE! Nice wrok!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm so glad you love your bag. Of course I love it. It turned out so so cute. So did your quilt. LOVE IT ALL. Glad you had fun.

John'aLee said...

Love your quilts! They are so bright and cheery!

julieQ said...

HI Trisha! So much quilting goodness going on in this post...wonderful! I just love that flying geese block, it is the best ever. I am sorry for your back...mine is really bad right now too. Ice, rest, what else can we really do??

randi said...

lots of cuteness posted here today! i LOVE that bag!

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