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Monday, May 13, 2013

Design Wall Monday

 I've been busy cutting material and getting ready for a quilt retreat this weekend.  This will be my fist ever quilt retreat, I'm pretty excited.  I was cutting  my strips of material that I had sewn together for my trip around the world quilt and putting them in this picnic basket, I closed the lid to keep the kittens and Pippi out.  My husband told me to look in the basket this morning and look what I found!  Pippi had opened the lid and crawled in.  Chris said she kept looking out from under the lid and bopping the kittens as they walked by.  Sometimes I think she is just too smart.

Here are my neat piles that are not neat any longer thanks to Pippi.
 Last night she had dumped the whole basket out, twice!
Here are my strips that still need to be cut into 2 1/2 inch strips, to be  resewn back together.  This quilt will be worked on between the other two quilts that need to be finished this weekend.
This rag quilt should be easy to sew up in one day.  I cut 221 pieces of flannel and 221 pieces of denim to make this quilt.  I already put them in the order I want to sew them.  This quilt is for my nephew, so no big deal if  it gets out of order.
He won't care!  I just remembered that I still need to make a label for this quilt.

I had packed it in this tub, but I think I will take them out of here and put them in the
 picnic basket to save room in the car.
I also finished cutting out all of the pieces to the Sail Away baby quilt.  I'm hoping to get all of the blocks sewn together this weekend, but it is a lot sewing!  There are 440 2 1/2 inch squares alone in this quilt!  That is just for the sashing!
I also have a tin of blue and yellow 2 1/2 inch squares so that I can work on bow ties if I have time.

I have my portable ironing board ready to go and my matching sewing tool caddy ready!  All I need to do is finish cutting my strips and pack!

What are you working on this week?


Quilter Kathy said...

I just know you will have a fantastic time...enjoy every minute! Your projects are so well organized...you will get a lot accomplished!

Kim said...

Have fun! Those kitties can really get into places we think they can't.

Podunk Pretties said...

Wow you're so organized! Have fun!

Scrapatches said...

Have fun at the retreat! Looks like Pippi and a few kittens want to come, too ... :) Pat

Carol said...

Have fun at your first retreat. It is a great chance to get a lot accomplished and spend time with friends.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Awww, you were just trying to sneak in a cat- how would you quilt without one? Seriously though, have fun!

Teri said...

Quilting retreats are the best. You have plenty to work on.

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness you have been busy. Looks like you have your work "cut out" for you! Have a wonderful time at the retreat.

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