Friday, July 31, 2009

Back to sewing

After finishing my crocheted baby afghan I decided it was time to get the thread and needle out. I have been doing some hand piecing in the evenings and totally enjoying it. I also went into my sewing room and discovered that I was 6 signature quilts behind for the Thunder Bay Retreats. (During the retreats we ask the retreaters to bring a pre-determined amount of 5 inch squares of a certain color of fabric. We exchange the squares with the retreaters and each retreater gets to take a packet of squares home. I always get involved in the exchange. I also have each retreater sign a strip of fabric and I make a signature quilt from each retreat). I decided to pull some of the squares and signature strips out and see what I could get done. I ended up piecing, machine quilting and binding 5 of the signature quilts. It is amazing how much time you have when you can't drive. Steve went to work last Friday and my daughter-in-law Tasha wasn't available to take me anywhere so I stayed home all day and sewed and it was wonderful. In fact afer our dinner and evening walk I asked Steve if he minded if I went back into my sewing room for a little while. I believe his exact words were, "Oh hon, I think you are back!!" and he was excited.
I would love to know what you have done with square swap fabric, whether it was from a retreat here at Thunder Bay Resort or from somwhere else. Please post a comment and let me know what you have done with square swap fabrics.


Carol Sc said...

I have to admit that I haven't done anything with my orange squares --- yet. Seeing yours may be just the motivation I need! I'm glad you are back to your sewing room. Is the orange quilt in your picture the one from the retreat with Edyta?

Thunder Bay Resort Quilter's Retreat said...

Yes, Carol, thoise are the orange squares for the Edyta retreat. Thank you for the comments - I enjoy hearing from you. **Pam**