Monday, February 17, 2014

On My Way ...

... to a retreat in Kentucky.  Looking forward to accomplishing a lot during the week and soaking up all the creativity generated by everyone.  I never cease to be amazed at the talents of my friends and what I can learn just by being in the same room with them.

Cruise Quilt
Here's my plan:

1.  Trim the cruise quilt, make the binding, and attach the binding.  (Read more about the cruise and the quilt here.)

Dusk to Dawn
2.  Add inner and outer borders to "Dusk to Dawn."  Make back and file for quilting.

 3.  Finish Star Struck -- lay out remaining rows, sew together, add border(s).  Make back and file for quilting.

Star Struck
4.  Having finished two UFOs, I can then proceed with a clear conscience to start something new.  I have pulled Stars of Summer off the shelf.  It won't get finished this week, but I'm hoping to make some good progress on it.  I plan to use printed panels as the star centers.  Strips are cut and I'm looking forward to working on something new.
Stars of Summer
5.  In between all this, my leader-ender project will be making the 9-patches for Jack's Chain.  The strips are all sewn; just need to cut the 1-1/2" chunks before I can start sewing.
Jack's Chain
6.  I'm also taking along Celtic Solstice.  I believe I have all the units made and if I can just finish the Birthday Girl blocks at this outing, I will feel like I've accomplished something.

Celtic Solstice
Not wanting to miss the Olympics, I hope to do some hand stitching on bindings in the evenings (that is if the TV in the lounge is working).

I'll report in on my progress next weekend, if not before (assuming the WiFi is working).

Weather will be a lot warmer next week, thank goodness.  Hope it's the same for everyone else.  Hop over to Patchwork Times to see what's on design walls around the world.


  1. A great assortment of projects to work on - loving Jack's Chain. Have a safe trip and fun sewing.

  2. Was like a quilt show looking at all your quilts. Have a wonderful time and hope you accomplish a lot. Love the Star Struck quilt, I made one years ago in Christmas fabrics with gold stars, loved it, wish I still had it.

  3. You have some great projects to take on your retreat! Love your black and white 9 patches with the bright colors. All of your quilts are lovely. Have fun!

  4. You have some beautiful quilts to work on. Hope all goes well at the retreat. Safe travel.

  5. You're going to be a busy girl! I bet you get your projects done! If it was me, I'd be lucky to scratch off number one! You've got wonderful quilts. Dusk to Dawn looks amazing! Is there a pattern available for that? Star Struck is such an interesting quilt. I love the colors you chose for Celtic Solstice. Have fun on your retreat!

  6. The block for Dusk to Dawn is in 501 Rotary Cut Blocks -- Hopkins Square. I teach it as a mystery so don't give away my secret! Star Struck is a freebie from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville..

  7. You will have a busy retreat! Your approach is very methodical -- you should be able to show off some finishes soon.

  8. Lots of great projects here. I particularly love your star struck blocks! Have fun at your retreat.

  9. Have fun at your retreat. You certainly have a lot of beautiful projects to work on this week.

  10. You are going to be busy this week. You have some terrific projects on the go so you aren't going to find yourself with time on your hands! Enjoy yourself.

  11. Libby, Such nice projects. Your colors in all are great, my favorite on the board is Dust to Dawn, like a modern version of a red and white quilt. I'd enjoy making this one. Have fun with all these nice projects!

    1. I'm thinking of working DtoD into a pattern. But it will have to wait till mid-year. Keep in touch!

  12. WOW, you have some great projects to work on at retreat. There are so many I like that it would be hard to decide which one to do first. I love your color combination for CS. So bright and cheery. Have fun at retreat.


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