I think all the excitement and activity from the last week and a half has caught up with me and yesterday I just needed to be a hermit. I ended up in my sewing room almost the entire day! LOL I didn't have the TV on or music, or anything. Just quiet...except for the sound of my sewing machine...
I assembled all the "block one" blocks for the quilt I started at retreat, called "Star Trellis." I had almost all the units completed by the time I left retreat, so it wasn't too difficult to get them all assembled...and it didn't need a lot of brain power. There is a second/alternate block that produces a secondary design...I have to say, I like these blocks just like this too! (and of course, I picked the obligatory quilt inspector photo)
While I was sewing the Star Trellis blocks, I made these 9 patches as leaders and enders...pretty good turnout, if I do say so! These blocks will be used in a snowball and 9 patch quilt...which is a sew along over at Terry's Treasures. These 2.5" squares seem HUGE to me...I've been working with smaller squares for quite sometime, and since I haven't used these in a while, I thought it was time to pull them out and give them some attention. :)
Another sew along I'm joining (have I mentioned I really like sew alongs? haha), is American Patchwork & Quilting's "Go Four It." In the current (April) issue, there are three different quilt ideas using 4 patches. This is the option I'm choosing to do...called Rainbow Rows.
I'm using my stash of 1.5" squares...I sewed all of these while watching Quilt Cam with Bonnie last night! Woohoo! I have about 100 made at this point...only about 650 more to go! LOL I'm going to have to keep up with cutting more neutral squares.
And as usual...I can't just make a "copy" of the original quilt..I have to put my own twist on it. In this case, I'm switching the light/dark layout. The other bonus...another chance to use my stash of 2.5" squares! My neutrals will make the "rows," instead of the colors making the rows. Does that make sense? I'll have to come up with another name rather than Rainbow Rows.
Okay...so some of you asked me to share pics of the fabric that came home with me from retreat and the awesome quilt shops I went to! Here we go!
I'm always on the lookout for neutrals....and at $5-6/yard, how can I pass them up? LOL
a few more goodies...look at those blues! Most of these are for specific projects...
And some cute fabrics for a baby quilt...probably will use the Yellow Brick Road pattern with these...
And the bolts!! The Jo Morton on the bottom was $2.50/yard! The red was $3/yard...who can pass that up??!! Believe me, I would have come home with more if they would have fit in my suitcase! :)
It's snowing today with 4+ inches so far...I think I'm seeing another sewing day today!