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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 24 Jul 2019 06:21 #145888

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Oh Luanne, so so good. I love doing the hexie quilt. and for me it is very much a U&RP (Uplifting and Relaxing Project). The reason I had started the hexie quilt was that I had found my by-hand/on-the-go projects to be finished too quickly - I kept having to get myself organized to find something new to prepare and take with me for trips. with the hexie quilt I really got something that kept me going for years and years - at this stage I'm not really adding on but putting all the bits and pieces together - NOT an on-the-go project - but one for at home when sitting on the balcony or watching TV. the trouble is that these days I rarely sit down to watch a show and when I do either it's something I want to concentrate on or ii'm just too tired to do anything and want the fun and mindlessness of an agatha christie or midsummer murder...

for on the go I've actually started on a Passacaglia - but silly me has decided that the smaller stars should all be midnight blue - NOT at all good for on-the-go sewing where light is generally a problem - I'm thinking of a quilt as you go mini cathedral windows or similar - or then again... who knows.

late last saturday (well actually very early sunday) I decided that I want to make a couple of throw quilts for my godmum and her husband. they have their 60th wedding anniversary next wednesday - great great idea - during the hottest weeks of the summer - when i'm actually swamped in work and have lots of other stuff that should be organized - the first top is finished - the next one needs the blocks assembled (I decided on a very easy and very quick kaffe fassett quilt) - hopefully they will both be sandwiched by late friday night so that I can spend the weekend quilting them and get the binding on monday night (tuesday i'm going to the pink concert - so that's booked and as we are not allowed anything larger than a small handbag i will not be taking a quilt with me to bind :P :silly: :P
oh yeah - and by next friday i'm suppposed to have all the devices and booth material for the cardiology congress in paris at the end of august packed up and ready for shipping... that reminds me - i'm supposed to be reviewing the electricity and rigging orders for the booth building to make sure everything is as we need (regular pricing deadline today).

i'll be back and post pictures once i've got things done
take care and enjoy life!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 24 Jul 2019 06:01 #145887

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Lotti, I have a deeper appreciation for your Hexie Quilt. This is my first ever Hexie flower. I didn’t fussy cut anything, just wanted to see if I was even interested in the investment of time that goes into doing this. I can say I enjoyed it, I doubt I’d ever get a lap size quilt finished, but then again, if I just accept that it is an ‘ongoing’ project, and never consider it a WIP or UFO, May be I’ll call it an UP (Uplifting Project). I used Missie Carpenter’s methods and purchased her starch pen, starch, and finger stiletto. I know I’ll do more of these and it may be just the process I’ve been looking for to memorialize each of the quilts I make. Each flower can be significant to a quilt, person, or fabric collection I’ve used. Yep, I think I might just have become infected by that ‘Hexie bug’, lol

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I just couldn’t wait to share the photo, I think I’m ‘down another rabbit hole’,,,,,,,, see you there!!!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 17 Jul 2019 10:34 #145864

Terry,

You've been busy! Your special thank you note is precious! I like your challenge quilt and idea.

Your to do list is varied. I like that you make a plan. Good idea!

Take care, geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 16 Jul 2019 15:31 #145863

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I've had a busy month. I received a great thank you note from a grand and we had a special sew day. I finished a tote, a hat and a purse. I enjoyed taking a break from quilting projects. I recapped what happened in June and and set goals for the 3rd quarter Finish A Long. For the last couple of years, I've been content to roll unfinished projects into the next quarter and to add more than I could possibly finish. This quarter, I'm taking a different tact. I have been working on reducing my stash.

At the June guild meeting, I shared the rules for the challenge and a sample. I'm chairing that committee when the guild starts their new guild year in September. Many members wanted a sneak peak and the president asked if I would share. I also shared the rules on a blog post and invited others who want to bush their stash to join in and have some fun. You are also welcome to join too!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 14 Jul 2019 09:26 #145846

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All wonderful pieces!

Barb :-)
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 14 Jul 2019 02:14 #145845

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Such lovely quilts, wish I was nearer

Mug rugger and lounge lizard
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 14 Jul 2019 02:08 #145844

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Wonderful quilts - what a great showing - I’m certain there will be people who ‚know‘ and many will learn.
Love the trees - your families will certainly love and appreciate those!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 18:23 #145843

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Beautiful quilts Geneva.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 17:56 #145842

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Geneva, those quilts are fantastic! Congratulations on being featured. It's baby steps, isn't it, when it come to opening more eyes to the fact that quilts can be ART.

from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 17:47 #145841

Thank you Luann for your kind words for my daughter. I know she'll be much better off, but like you said, it's the getting through it that is so hard. We've all been there in some form or fashion.

I forgot to mention that I am one of 3 featured artists and the Walter Clore Wine Center in Prosser, WA for the months of July and August. I belong to a local art group and we are invited to display our work at various venues. This venue by far is the best one yet. Lots of people go through there especially these two months. Most of the artists in this group have framed art. Painting, photographs, etc. It's been a learning curve for a lot of them when I want to show fiber art. When I met the man in charge of the group he looked at me and said "Oh you're the new blanket lady." :angry: Oh well.... In any case, my dear husband rigged various ways to hang the quilts to accommodate the hanging equipment used by framed work. Some of the quilts we hung by using used sewing machine needles. Here's some pics.


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I sure hope these pictures come out right side up. In my last post, one picture never posted and one was sideways. All of them were the same orientation in my file. :huh:

Again, happy July! geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 15:17 #145840

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Geneva,
Those tree quilts are turning out very nicely.

I’m sure your daughter will appreciate the zipper pouch. I’ll keep her in my prayers. It can be a very rough time, but eventually she will be on the other side of the ‘going through it’.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 15:15 #145839

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Sharon,
Your quilts are awesome.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 12:56 #145838

Today is my day to post. Lucky 13!

Well, my "Happy Hour" piece wasn't accepted for the Cherrywood Challenge. Not so lucky! Oh well..... :(

I've been working on the Christmas quilts for my four kids and families. I started making the trees while I was at my friend Brenda Papadakis' home in late May. I finished the trees, trimmed them all and sorted them into 4 different sets. There are a total of 48 large, 72 medium and 96 small trees. :blink:
Here's the 12 one yard cuts I collected.


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Here's the first set being pieced.




Here's the top completed

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And here's set two ready to be pieced

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The last 3 should go faster as I drafted all the border pieces and now I don't have to figure it all out as I go. At least I hope so! The top is 46" x 56". Not too bad for having no plan!

Last week we went to New Jersey to visit our kids there. Our kids that live near us were there also, so we had lots of fun. We spent the weekend in New York. Wow! While there I noticed that my oldest daughter was using a little plastic bag to carry around her cords. My husband thought it was trash and threw it away. After digging it out of the trash I told her that I would make her a real bag. This daughter is going through a rough time. She's getting divorced and moving. So I made her a little bag and will send it to her this week. She's the one that likes black and red.


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I'll be dyeing fabric in a week or so. I'm looking forward to that. The summer weather has been pretty good here. My flowers are doing well. Life is good!

Happy July to you all! geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Jul 2019 02:57 #145836

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Absolutely amazing quilts, Sharon. Wow
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