Tool Time

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This month, half of the Island Batik ambassadors were involved in the “A Piece of …” Blog Hop and the rest of us were challenged to use our favourite tool and make a quilt.  I started out with one idea and made the top. However, I had forgotten to take pictures of me using the tool with the Island Batik fabric.  Now that was plan dumb!!!  So – that quilt got put aside and I changed my tool and design.  I did use EQ to plan both quilts.  That was tool #1. Continue reading

A Finish on a Rainy Friday

It is pouring outside.  We are thankful it’s not snow.  We’d be buried 10 feet deep if it was!

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Years ago (and I mean YEARS ago), a friend asked me if I’d sew these blocks into pillow shams for her.  Her mom had made them a quilt and intended to make shams out of the left-over blocks to match.  Then dementia set in and her mom was unable to even attempt to finish them.  I said “yes, I’ll finish them.”  I bought the green fabric to do another border and the backs.  (The green fabric was bought at Wild Rose in Orting, Washington a few years before they closed and they’ve been closed for about 4 years).

My friend’s mom died this summer and then guilt set in.  I worked on the shams at the quilt retreat, but decided that I needed to quilt the tops and I didn’t have batting or backing to finish them there.  SEW, I finished them this week.  I used invisible thread and just quilted in the ditch. Nothing spectacular, but just perfect for the blocks!

It’s a relief to have them finished … I no longer have guilt about them sitting there not being done.  And, they’re not even on my UFO list!

I was Featured

Wednesday Wait Loss Featured From the post about my gift for the quilt retreat.  You can read about  it HERE.

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Happy Quilting! 
Gail 

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Retreat accomplishments – some …

Oh my! The retreat was a great time.  They always are!  So many different projects, so many ideas, so much help … so much food … and 2 people brought halloween jellies and candy corn … groan!  … too much sugar …  click HERE to see the slide show of other people’s projects.

SEW … What did I get done? 

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The Retreat is Over

Yes, the retreat is over.  It is done for another year!  It was a wonderful time of sharing, quilting, laughing and laughing!

We played games!  Instead of strip poker (See HERE) we used the LRC die and played with loonies (Canadian $1 coins).  It was fun to the end.   Then there was a scavenger hunt … looking for all sorts of things sewing and non-sewing related.  One thing that we needed was a selfie of the team, taken in a car.  Neither my partner or I had our own cars at the retreat. Much to the surprize of the owner, we hopped into the back of another car as she and her partner were getting out!  We have a gift exchange at the retreat and played a game with each of us ending up with a gift we didn’t make.

One of my secret projects in the recent weeks was a snappy bag and a roll of toilet paper.

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