Faithful Circle held its annual guild retreat last weekend. LOTS of sewing… and chatting got done. It was tons of fun and close to home so i got to go to a baby shower for my niece in the middle of the weekend. I delivered the baby quilt I showed in my previous post to the new mom and she was delighted! Yea!
While I was at the retreat I pretty nearly finished my flashy bright X’S and cross block quilt. I had a few more sashing strip to add when I got home but that was soon finished. I told my youngest daughter that she could have this quilt for her 15th birthday – which was the last day of the retreat – so now the pressure is on to get a backing ready and quilt it up. (Sorry about the bad picture. It is too big to hang up and I have no volunteers to hold it!)
Scrapalicious birthday quilt
This week I am trying to complete a top I made using 2 1/2 inch squares I cut up from my scrap bin before the retreat I went on in November. It is coming along. I am working on the Prairie pint border and can’t decided if I want it to face in or out. Ummmmm….
oh, and I signed up to go on a bus trip to the big quilt show in Paducah in April! Can’t wait!! I have never been before so it will be a great adventure!
Today,after taking my mother to the doctors, I was able to catch the tail end of my monthly bee meeting. And look what I came home with!!
Lots of scraps!
My awesome bee mates, Tina and Sandi, had gone through their scrap bins. They know how much I love the whole scrappy thing and they are super generous. Thanks guys!! Now to sort and scheme….
Having traveled to Europe for the holidays, getting good and sick while there, getting my kids through finals, and dealing with my ailing mother I am quite impressed with myself for getting a project finished so quickly. Okay, it definitely wasn’t the most challenging project, and baby quilts are pretty small, but still!
Pink and gray for a new baby girl
With pretty flowers on the back
I do love it. I got the inspiration for the design from a blogger I follow…3 and3 quarters. The quilt is destined for the new baby girl my husband’s niece is expecting in March. The first great-grand baby on his side of the family.
I haven’t really gotten into any other projects yet since getting back from vacation. I am mostly contemplating how to quilt a couple of tops I have lying around. Deciding on a quilting design seems to be my biggest challenge when making a quilt. I feel as though a wrong decision at this point could be fatal (not literally of course), so I often drag my feet for far to long.
Our quilt guild is having its annual winter retreat in a little over a week so I best be thinking about what I want to take to work on. What is the best way to go? Something simple so quick progress is made, or a challenging project that will be more interesting to work on???