Quilt Retreat Fantasy

It is quilt retreat time again!  We are all gathered at Compass Centre in Mount Calm, Texas with all our gear and lists of projects.  When thinking about what projects to bring on a quilt retreat, do we all tend to over estimate what we can do?  I seem to have this fantasy as to what I can accomplish.

  • Log Cabin Trails Quilt – I took this class last week from Sally Ashbacher (from the Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe in Wylie, Texas).  I’m ready to finish what I learned before I forget all the tips and tricks that aren’t in the instructions.  Also have an idea to give this to some special people as a house warming gift.
  • Baby quilt for new grand daughter – due in July – I’d better get crackin’!  I have the cutest pink and black cow fabric – this will be adorable!
  • Just Takes 2 project – continues on the list.  I have started on the big hand applique block – need to force myself to sit down and work on this.  Maybe this evening out of the porch with a nice glass of wine.
  • Civil War quilt borders – yes, I’m still working on this – I think I’ve decided what I’m going to do – now just to do it!
  • Peppermint Sparkle – a new pretty new pink project that I can’t wait to start!  Must finish some of the above first though.

So we got to the Compass Centre late yesterday afternoon.  All of our vehicles were crammed full of projects – looking out at the parking lot, it doesn’t look like quilters drive small cars – they just aren’t big enough to hold all our stuff. We all have these honking big SUVs!

I settled in pretty quick and started working.  Here is the Log Cabin Trails quilt on the design wall at midnight:

Got up bright eyed and bushy tailed to get to work on more fan blocks:

And at noon the design wall had several more blocks:

Quilt retreat is for working on projects, but it is also all about the fun, companionship, laughter and food (and the food here is awesome!).  So what I get done, I know will be happy with!  And I will try to keep you up-to-date on my retreat list progress this week.

Have a happy week, y’all!

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2 thoughts on “Quilt Retreat Fantasy

  1. Sounds like wonderful fun! Hope you get at least a couple of those things on your list done. There is always so many projects that snag our attention to prevent us from finishing up things we’ve started. I am totally floored by people who work on one project at a time from start to finish before buying fabric and starting on the next project. There aren’t a lot of them out there but there are a few!

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