Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Retreat Projects That Didn't Happen

Several weeks ago, I had a post showing you fabrics from all the projects I was going to make at retreat. Only one of those projects happened, the first one, the salmon/peach fabrics, which turned into Orange Sherbet.

This post is about the projects that didn't happen at retreat. The first one was a cow crib quilt. I did prep all the fabrics pieces for this one. While prepping I decided this pattern needed close attention, especially since I was changing the cow colors. Close attention is not a good candidate for piecing at a retreat, at least not for me.

Those pieces are on a tray, ready to be pieced sometime this winter.

The second scratched project was Blackbirds by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. I didn't even cut this one out. These blocks are not foundation paper pieced. There are a lot of pieces to keep straight, again needing close attention. 

The last project, using my beloved blues, was Double Delight, a former mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter. This one did get completely prepped and taken along to the retreat but not worked on. It will happen sometime this winter. 

The individual 9 patches are all pieced and ready to be sewn into the double 9 patch block. 

The other block is a rolling stone block. I sewed one of the blocks to make sure I liked the color combination I'm using. I love it! There will be other blue fabrics used also. This will be a good scrap buster.

I greatly over estimated how much I'd accomplish but I'm glad to have several projects ready to sew.

Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers  Wednesday Wait Loss, Needle & Thread Thursday


  1. Orange Sherbet is beautiful and The new white & blue + yellow quilt will be also a beauty.
    You have great plans for quilting during winter time. Enjoy, Gretchen. I will love seeing all those beautiful quilts being made.

  2. it must be hard to decide how much to bring on a retreat - I'm sure there is a lot of talking going on - I think I would find it hard to concentrate

  3. The good thing is - you have a great selection of projects to work on! I too - need something sort of easy at retreats ;-)

  4. It’s always good to have choices! Double Delight is going to be yummy!

  5. You certainly had some fun projects waiting in the wings just in case you needed them while at retreat. I am looking forward to seeing the cow crib quilt once you begin. Happy quilitng.

  6. Your rolling stone blocks are just lovely. You’re very wise to work on a project that doesn’t require quite so much concentration, it wouldn’t be as much fun spending a bunch of time with your seam ripper on retreat.
    Hugs, Tazzie xox

  7. Some lovely projects planned and prepared for. Double Delight is one of my favorite Bonnie mysteries, I can't rule out starting one next year. Happy stitching

  8. Your blues on Double Delight are so pretty, and the rolling stone block is a beautiful color combo!
    Thanks for linking up with To Do Tuesday. :)

  9. Such good fun you will have playing with these.

  10. What a pretty block! It's going to make such a beautiful, cheerful quilt!

  11. This always happens to me! But I'd rather have more than I need at retreat so I can change what I'm working on if needed, than not enough. Lovely projects for next year! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.