Posted By drsao on September 25, 2011
Many of you have asked me what I accomplished when I took my DESIGN WALL from last week on the road to be accomplished on retreat! I had quite a few projects and as you can see – my car was FULL when I headed for Williamsburg last Thursday for the Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild Retreat! Yes, REALLY, all this for a Thursday through Sunday retreat!
Here is what I did!
It took the entire first day (until midnight Thursday night – but who is keeping track ) to get my SPIDERWEB QUILT TOP together! I love this quilt but I have officially declared that any future foundation piecing will be done on muslin, tear away fusible or used dryer sheets. I think that the floor under my chair was the most “UNTIDY” in the entire retreat room. I am sure that the paper got lots of LINT in my sewing machine too! :):)
And much to my JOY, my second Roll Roll Cotton Boll Quilt top is now complete! I got the borders on! I love this quilt and think it is one of Bonnie Hunter’s BEST EVER MYSTERY QUILTS. Now that I am finished, making those 600 HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES TIMES TWO wasn’t so bad! :)
My grandangel, Sarah, sent her bear along with me to add to my DESIGN WALL. This little bear got a new eye! Ruby (our dog) loves to remove the eyes from stuffed animals. :)
I got the binding on my HUGS AND KISSES QUILT – this is a Dorothy Young Design for her Christmas 2010 Mystery. This was on a previous design wall – but it didn’t get accomplished until now! :) COLOR ME HAPPY!
My friend Catherine tea-dyed white flannel and taught some of us to make a cute little PEAR – it can be a pincushion or just a CUTE LITTLE PEAR!
Also not on my ORIGINAL DESIGN WALL are six placemats that just happened to end up on my DESIGN WALL *have you ever had that happen? I spent one entire day and part of another putting these placemats together – and I have decided that sewing on buttons will not be on any DESIGN WALLS of mine for quite awhile! LOL
I also got my HIDDEN PINWHEELS QUILT completed – YES – two quilts bound!
And I did work on my HEXAGONS for my Scrappy Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt – and that is what is on my DESIGN WALL FOR THIS WEEK TOO because 33 of my hexagons ended up on my placemats – now whose idea was that!!