Wednesday, March 16, 2016

W.i.P. Wednesday: Here We Go...

It seems counterintuitive but I've been sewing like a maniac to get ready for our 6th annual Boston MQG retreat.  I've been busy making gifts for my BQFs (Shhh, don't tell!) and I wanted to make a Sew Together Bag to match my Sewing Circle Tote.  I almost succeeded...  finishing this will be my first order of business.

I like to quilt things on retreat.  It's a safe(er) post-cocktail hour activity and it goes faster with friends.  This week I whipped up this watercolor quilt with leftover blocks from Keeping It Together Again.  It's basted and ready for some FMQ swirls and I've got my Tula Pink Houndstooth ready to go.

I've also got a few ideas for piecing new things planned...

I spotted a bolt of this Going Coastal plaid at Fabric Place Basement at our last guild meeting and snapped it up to back a project with this bundle.

And it's probably a good time to break into this Briar Rose bundle...  a little fix to tide me over until my Mendocino pre-order arrives;-)

Somehow it's become a tradition for me to hem my latest maxi acquisitions on retreat so I threw in what I expect will be this summer's uniform...  if I'm lucky the absolutely awesome Aimee will serge them for me again.

I never actually finish everything I bring with me on retreat but I'd hate to run out of things to do:-)  What's your quilt retreat strategy?

1 comment:

  1. I bring at least 7 projects even though I'm lucky to finish 1 and make decent progress on another. But I never know exactly what I'll feel like working on and I hate to be limited.