Thursday, April 26, 2018

Yikes! It's been a while!

I admit it--I'm not a very reliable blogger. 
In my defense, I have a new family member that has been keeping me very busy! She's approximately 6 months old and quite a rascal--it's like having a toddler in the house! 

I did find time to finish my One Monthly Goal.
The gals at the Breezy Point sew-in kindly held up the quilt I had brought along to bind so I could get a good photo. This was from the Foothills SAL and I added two extra rows to make it bed size. 

I also was gone a few days for my first retreat of the month.
Clar Rene's son digitized our logo and turned into an embroidered motif---pretty cool, huh?

And here are a few gals sporting the iron-on logo along with Clar Rene showing her embroidered bag.
The first thing I worked on at camp were a new batch of 4"x5" blocks. I had cut these out ahead of time so they went together pretty fast. I'm up to 87 blocks now and plan to make all 182. 

I wasn't too keen on this block, but now I think it's my favorite of the bunch. 

This was my second project.
I had made the Little Boys Britches blocks at a previous retreat and was determined to get them put together at this one. 

And this tree for Edyta Sitar's Patches of Blue SAL was my third goal. 

These are all the monthly parts so far.
I scored a lot of Edyta's blue fabrics while on retreat--a couple from the sale room at Gruber's Quilt Shop, several more at the Fabric Warehouse that's closing in Willmar, and even won a couple of her batiks during the "Fat Quarter Dice Game" we played one night. I think I should be set for the rest of the SAL now--lol! 
This is Foothills on my bed at Camp.
 I took it along for Show and Tell so I wouldn't have to dance the Hokey Pokey. 

I can't resist showing another photo of little Willow. She weighed 11 pounds the last time she was at the vet--pretty small.
She is a rescue pup--possibly a Westie/Chihuahua mix according to her vet. 
Okay--one more!
Sorry!!! I can't stop taking her picture! 

I have another retreat planned for Monday. Luckily I could leave most of my things in the car and just pack clean clothes and a couple new projects to work on. 
See you next month! 
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Monday, April 2, 2018

April Goal....

A new month, a new goal. 
I have two quilt retreats that I am attending later this month, so my One Monthly Goal is going to an easy one. 
I like my Foothills top so much that I decided to add two more rows to make it more usable. I had to order a little more of my sashing fabric to have enough for the new rows. Then I decided I would add a border, so I had to order even more..this time a ordered a lot more--just in case--lol!
I'm making this quilt my One Monthly Goal so I will be motivated to get it completed this month. 

In the spirit of the original quilt, I have a few "make-do" blocks using my some of my extra flying goose units. I think it adds a lot of interest! 

I've also had to do a little "make-do" fabric making when I have my heart set on using a specific fabric. Actually, I do this a lot and it seems no on is the wiser once the quilt is finished.

I think you can see it better here....

...but not so much here...

...or even closer--unless you are looking for it! 

I think this one is even more "make-do" than any of the other blocks.
What do you think? Do you "make-do"?
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