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


Ivani said...

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.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

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

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

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

grammajudyb said...

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

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

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.

Tazzie said...

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

keryn said...

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

Linda said...

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. :)

QuiltGranma said...

Such good fun you will have playing with these.

Miaismine said...

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

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

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.