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Are You Ready To RETREAT!

Are You Ready To RETREAT!

stuff for retreat Quilting retreat that is!  Starting tonight is Rainbows and Calico Things annual Winter retreat.  I have been going to this retreat since 2002, only missing a couple years when our youngest had show choir competitions. If time allows, I’ll be posting antics and pictures on my Facebook page! Hope you’re quilting this weekend, too! 🙂 Linda

Retreat – Part 2!

Retreat – Part 2!

Dawn's Friendship Star plus

A big thank you to Rainbows and Calico Things Quilt shop for letting me jump in at the last minute and join their second retreat weekend!  I had a great time meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends.

Like last weekend, I worked on my secret projects.  I sewed one quilt top together and finished the blocks for another.  I’m very excited to be this far along!

Show and tell was awesome, again!  I love Dawn’s quilt based on the friendship star block!  The placement of fabric creates a great lattice design.  Jane had a great convergent quilt, (sadly no picture!).  Both of these quilts have been added to my future quilts to make list!

Microwave bowls


I had fun showing how to make microwave fabric bowls.  Here’s my stack of finished bowls, ready to give away!!

Today was a bonus sewing day but everyone had to head home because of an ice storm!  Hopefully, everyone got home save and sound!

Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda



Design Wall Monday and Retreat Re-Cap

Design Wall Monday and Retreat Re-Cap

Nine Patch with Solids


This quilt project is inspired by an old quilt that my quilting buddy, Candace, was repairing.  The simple layout of nine patches and solid said, “Make me!”.  I got out my box of 2 1/2″ squares and added some solids.  Some of the solids are a Simply Color Ombre jelly roll which adds a fun dimension to the nine patches.

simply color jelly roll







Check out Judy at Patchwork Times for other Design Wall Monday projects!

Thanks to Rainbows and Calico Things quilt shop for a great retreat!  I’ve attended her retreats since 2002, so it’s always fun to see familiar faces and meet some new ones!  Here’s one of the show and tell quilts that is my next inspiration!

Deb's Strippy Quilt


I couldn’t get the whole quilt in the picture, but you can see the star pattern created in the middle.  I love it!  I’ve already got fabric for the background, so this will go on the quilts to make list!

During retreat, I started 2 secret projects, (for one of them all the blocks are done!), made 2 microwave fabric bowls, started and finished a Jelly Roll Race Quilt!  Check out my facebook page for some pictures.  And, my brain is just overflowing with ideas for future projects!


Candace is starting a new blog tomorrow about Nancy Cabot, be sure to check it out, too!

Thanks!  🙂 Linda



BlockBase Sew Along – Block 7

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 7

Block 7


Here’s my block 7 for the BlockBase Sew Along.  This one finishes at 9 inches.  I used Triangles On a Roll to make all the little 1 1/2″ finished half square triangles.  For the flying geese, I used the Eleanor Burns Flying Geese ruler.  Once I figured out the finished size needed to make every element, it was a piece of cake!  I love how it looks!

Do you have a favorite method for making Flying Geese blocks?

Here’s the link to see how others completed their block 7.


getting organized




I’m off to a quilting retreat sponsored by Rainbows and Calico Things quilt shop!!!  If you want to follow along with all the stitchin’ and …more…check out my facebook page!  I’m excited to see how much sewing I can get done in 3 days.  Some of the projects are secret but I’ll share my progress on the others.

Thanks!  🙂 Linda


Meandering Feathers Rock!

Meandering Feathers Rock!


Marilyn’s quilt was perfect for freehand feather meandering.  She wanted something more than a basic meandering but not as much as custom.  It’s hard to see in this picture but we selected a soft green thread to accent the yellow fabric.

The detail shows how the feathers wander around the quilt, I love it!

I’ve been crazy busy lately, quilting quilts and having family fun!

Tomorrow, I’ll be going to a 3 day retreat  to sew all day and maybe all night!  Rainbows and Calico Things Quilt shop has a new retreat room and we’re excited to be the first group to initiate it!  I’ll be working on my UGLY fabric challenge so look for pictures to follow.  If you want to follow my retreat adventures, head over to my Facebook page, I’ll be posting pictures of our adventures!

Have a great weekend, I know I will!!!

🙂 Linda


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