Friday, July 12, 2013

Back from Retreat with almost finished projects

Hi all.  I just got back from a fun sewing retreat with some good friends and even though I didn't get a quilt totally finished, I do have several tops done and made great progress on several others.

The first "almost finished" is a baby quilt that was started in June at another retreat.  This quilt was started from a few of the blocks given to me from Janet.  She had them leftover from a baby quilt that she was making.

Remember these string blocks? They were started a few years ago as leader/ender blocks and they worked well to use up partially filled bobbins and for stress-free sewing when I'm too tired to use my brain to think, but want to sew anyway. 

This is what they look like now. I finished putting them together and the top is ready to be quilted. 

I also made good progress on my Easy Street and the liturgical quilt.  I'm linking up with Michelle's Romantic Tangle.  Take a look there to see what others are working on.


  1. It looks and sounds as if you made wonderful progress AND wonderful memories! I love the border you added to that cute baby quilt. Every time I see a string quilt, my reaction is , "I want one!". Look at all of those great colors! It's delightful! I think I'm about ready for some sewing that doesn't require the presence of my brain. :)

  2. LOVE those strings. I'll be working on my string quilt at Tuesday's Quilts of Valor sew-in.

  3. Great tops! Seems your retreat was very productive. Can't wait to see your strings all quilted!

  4. Your string quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it. Wish I felt like I accomplished more. But, it's all about the fun and getting away for me.

  5. fun! string quilts are so much fun!

  6. Oh my! You've been very industrious my friend!!! Love your string quilt - amazing that something so gorgeous can come out of nothing more than leftover strings, isn't it? Yum!!!