My first quilt retreat was fantastic. I got so much accomplished and enjoyed getting to know some of the women better. The first project I worked on was a quilt top called "Spiral Strips" from the book "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I still need to add borders so will need to do some shopping, maybe today as my LQS is only open on Mondays and the second weekend of each month.
We also made a "make and take" which was a holder for our rotary cutters. Here is a picture of the one I made. It was a fun and quick project as they had it cut out and all quilted for us so we only needed to add the binding and the buttons. The cutter fits down inside, but thought I'd have it poking out so you could see how it fits.
I got a child's quilt top made and all the corner monster and spaceships appliqued on except for one which I finished up when I got home. I have ordered some of the black/stars fabric that is in the corners for the backing and will probably bind it with lime green.
I took Stella to sew with and we had a lot of fun together except that she is skipping a stitch now and then so will see what needs to be done to fix that problem.
When we got home from my quilt retreat, I made Blocks 6, 7, and 8 for the Splendid Sampler. Today Block 9 came out which is a cute little house. I'll be tackling that today. The blocks are all 6" when finished so some of the blocks have really small pieces.
Yesterday I started working on my EPP project again and hope to finish the last round of this Rosette 4. I will need to make 9 of them, but with different material choices for each one.
Once again I'm going to try and finish up the baby quilt this week. I really dislike ironing and trimming threads which is where I'm at on it. I'll piece some batting for it as I have a lot of large batting pieces, and get it basted and quilted. I really want to get it finished and keep putting it off. Bad me. It will get donated.
I was trying not to buy and fabric, but I caved and ordered some Kona solids and a FQ bundle that were on sale on Craftsy.com. Then I caved and ordered another FQ bundle from Massdrop that should be arriving this week.
My husband hung my wall hanging for me before he left for Alaska. Living in a 5th wheel RV you don't have wall space for hanging things. And 5th wheels are notorious for holding in the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. I had made this Kimberly Einmo mystery quilt from Craftsy classes a couple years ago and wanted to hang it up over the back window to help keep the sun out in the summer and the cold out in the winter. Now, I want to make a couple matching panels for the two windows beside the large one. I had to do a lot of online searching to find the same material and have ordered it yesterday and it should arrive in the next week or so. Here is a picture of the one hanging up now.
That is about all my news for this week. Happy stitching.