The BIG project!

Step 1 of this “optical” illusion quilt was to cut and cut and cut…I spent almost the whole quilt retreat cutting this.  My friend Jen is doing it too…we are motivating each other because for starters and only starters, we have to make 80 of those small 9 patch blocks which in turn make 16 of the above.  An amazing quilt!

Amazing. I’m not sure how mine will turn out but I sure do know that I will get better at my piecing skills!

I am quite organized!

Stay tuned!

And just because:

Pye has taken possession of my slippers.

And Shewka wants to play!



Here are the famous bags.  My friend Jen did ALL the binding! The binding meant handwork and she is a pro! The bags were a hit and the quilt retreat was a success!  I will post what project I started and it is a BIGGIE! An optical illusion quilt!

A tree!

So this is a tree that I made for our retreat.  I have asked the participants to bring 2 1/2 inch half-square trianges so that we can start a year-long exchange.  I want to make Edyta Sitar’s “Tree Farm.”

I think that she made a mistake in the pattern because those three 2 1/2 inch solid blocks, look wierd.  In pictures of her quilts I notice that there is a variety of light coloured fabric but the pattern directions called for the same light background fabric as the outer edges. Wierd.  I think that I will email her and find out.   What do you think?

And here are the bags that I made but sent to my partner who is putting on the binding. God bless her! Thanks Jen!

And here is a pic that I took during the process as I was strip piecing:

Busy, busy, busy!

Sew much on the go!

Turning these piles into these:

Into these and then after taking off the paper (these are paperpieced):

Into these and stay tuned for the finished product which resemble this, X 20! 🙂

20 nametag bags for my quilt retreat!  I have two weeks to finish them!

Over the summer, I made this:

I participated in the NNC embroidery sampler exchange. This is what I made for Diane.  I went out of my comfort zone but thoroughly enjoyed this stitching!

Off to work on retreat stuff!