Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quilt Give away and Quilt a thon!

Just wanted to let you all know that Dana at Old Red Barn Co. is having a quilt give a way, and some other gifties too. Run over there and sign up!

I wasnt able to participate in Judy L.'s Quiltathon today. All work and no play for me I am afraid. LOL

Had a great time at retreat! Never a dull moment. Hope everyone's week is going great!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

RETREAT DAY 11/12/08

Hi ho, Hi ho, its off to Winslow for retreat we go! One of my bestest friends Nina drove down from Wisconsin to spend the nite. She is all tucked in bed. Final wash is in the washer, and I am pretty near to hitting my head on the ole pillow for a whole 5 hours of sleep. We are off to Winslow, Arkansas tomorrow, for 5 fun filled days of sewing, visiting, quilting, and stitching with our online buddies. I hope you all have a fun filled weekend too!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Final Count of Quilt A Thon

Once again, thanks Judy L @ Patchwork Times. Thanks for getting my pa tootie in gear this weekend. If I had not been visiting your blog, I am sure I would have sit in front of the TV thinking about all of the things I could be doing! LOL. My fav past time. Anywho! Here is what I finally accomplished as of 9:50 P.M.:

1. Finished the boy charity flimsy, and I got the flannel back sewn together (using left over bits and pieces of flannel that have been around for ages). This is ready to be put on moms quilter at the end of this week and begin life as a quilt!

2. While finding flannel for boy charity quilt, I decided I needed to widdle down my flannel tub. E-gads, I think the fabric in there propagated (sp?)--LOL. I got 12- twelve inch blocks finished, and 8 more over halfway finished. If there is time this week after work, I will try to get that top together! Oh, the freedom this brings!

3. Out of other left over flannel projects, I have started blocks for a baby quilt--still just blocks! And, I have sewn 6 nine inch flannel blocks into a rectangle--thinking pillowcase here, or dog bed.

Sorry no pics, just too pooped to do that. Well, better go in and chat with hubby before heading off to bed. This has been fun! And, it has been fun to read about all of your adventures too!


Sunday Check in For Quilt-A-Thon

I just love how Judy L. has us all connected with this Quilt-A-Thon. Well, I knew I would sleep in today, but 11:00 A.M. is a little much for me this weekend! I went and put the flannal fabric that I put in the washer last nite prior to going to bed, in the dryer.
Then I went in to the sewing room, and was getting things rallied around for the day. My good intentions of pulling together the flannel backing for the boy charity quilt this morning went awry, I started putting together some crumb flannel blocks. I didnt realize how easy and addicting these crumb blocks are! I read thru Bonnie's (@ quiltville)site, and it just took off from there. Why oh why was I in my flannel tub? Well, I have to find one long piece to go in the middle of 2 pieces for the back of the charity quilt. And, now it's 2:00 P.M. My, where does the time go? Not sure if this will be a quilt for dh, or if it will be another charity? I just want to rid myself of my over abundance of small fabric--but, make something useful in the process.
Also, while digging in the flannel bin, I found some blocks, and other stuff, so I am contemplating what do do with them. I am thinking about making a pillow case from 6 blocks that match--they are all sewn together, and then I am putting together some baby blocks also. I will need a border for this as it is all pastels--think minkee here..........but those are all in a baggy to take with me to retreat, and if we get to stop at a store, then I will look for a border then.
Right now, I am taking a break. Making dh and I a late lunch. We are having left over Goulash from last night, and some cornbread muffins. Yummy, I am getting hungry.
So to update my fellow quilt-a-thoners, I am doing things, but not quite in the order that I intended--LOL. I will post pics later. Ok, off to eat. I hope you are all advancing on whatever you are working on.


I had completely forgot about this, but did manage to get something done tonite for it. I am working on a couple of quilts for charity for when i go on retreat in May. I now have a boy and girl top done. I used a pattern from Wickedly Easy Quilts. It is very easy, and I am able to use up some of my kids fabric that is in pieces at the moment. I plan to get another girls quilt done to have on hand.
I am hoping to go to mom's tomorrow to quilt the boy quilt. I plan to get the two quilts quilted, and binding on to sew on while I go to the Winslow Quilting Retreat a week from this coming Wed. Oh, I cant wait.
I need to get the backing put together for the boys quilt in the A.M. so that will keep me busy then.
I also cleaned off my cutting station. So happy I could dance on that one. Well later gators, need to get some shut eye!