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.



6 comments:

  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. :)

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

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

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  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.

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  5. fun! string quilts are so much fun!

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  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!!!

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