Jun 14 2016

Weekend Retreat

My daughter invited me and one of her friends to spend the weekend in Breckenridge sewing.  We had a great time and I was happy with my progress.  I was the only one working on quilts – the other two sewed garments.

I spent quite a bit of time packing and getting organized last week and it really paid off.  The first project was a small bag.  Purse & bags are not my thing, but this one caught my eye.

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I thought that this would be a quick project, but I didn’t even start it.  The pattern calls for two zippers and – like a good mom – I gave one of the zippers to my daughter so she could finish a pair of pants.

The second project was Happy Halloween.  The goal was to finish fusing all the characters and here they are.

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There is a banner between the first and second rows that reads Happy Halloween.  That will be the next step, then I will machine applique the pieces.  I don’t know if this will be done this year, but it should be completed for Halloween 2017.

Rocky Mountain Bear Claw by Judy Niemeyer was the third project.  I cut out all the fabric pieces for paper piecing last week.  There is a lot of cutting & organizing at the beginning of her patterns, but it does make the sewing easier.

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I will decide what the layout will be once I get all 6 blocks made.  Paper piecing is a bit boring to sew, but I think that the final product will be worth it.  Judy Niemeyer’s patterns have a look that you can’t get any other way.

Now that I am home, I need to get caught up on my Lincoln blocks.  This what my design wall looked like on Friday – the center of the green block is completed.

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The plan is to have both the green and aqua blocks completed this week.  Wish me luck!


One Response to “Weekend Retreat”

  1. Libby in TN says:

    I agree with you about JN patterns. It will be worth the effort! Said it before, but I love your Lincoln blocks.

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