Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stuff I'm Working On

I had my lovely annual quilting retreat at Loon Lake a couple of weeks ago. Five days/four nights of nonstop sewing and communing. Perfect!

I flew down to Vancouver and met up with Kristie OCD at YVR and we drove together, taking our time to stop and shop for shoes, sewing notions and snacks (PRIORITIES!!). Flying presented a logistical challenge in the form of my suitcase's size and weight, but I manged to fit in everything I needed. Luckily, I was able to borrow a sewing machine from Krista Poppyprint, retreat coordinator extraordinaire.

I spent the weekend sewing almost entirely/exclusively for myself. It was glorious! I kicked things off with a set of cloth napkins using fabric from the free table, as well as rainbow buntings to go with the comfort quilts:

Napkins and Buntings

I then turned my attention to my longtime WIP of a Design-Your-Own sampler using my all-time favourite fabric line, Wonderland by MoMo (Moda).

I made strip sets, large and small blocks and a long strip of HSTs arranged like big flying geese. There are several large blocks in the layout. This one is 22" finished, source Quilters Cache:

22" Interlaced Block

A lovely pile of finished quilt parts:

Wonderland Sampler blocks

Lots more to go but that's ok!

Then I turned my attention to my Glam Clam WIP, which needed more clams cut and stitched. This one's not a fast quilt to assemble (not for me, at least), but I am enjoying the time I spend with these fun fabrics.
Glam Clam progress

Gosh it was a fun time that once again went by far too quickly.

1 comment:

  1. It did go by too fast, didn't it! But I think I'm still basking in the glow of retreat ... and there's a QBTB in 10 days! It was so nice seeing you and all your projects! But how did I miss seeing your clams?


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