Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Making progress at Home and on Retreat



My first 2 Treat blocks for November were finished just before departing to my Quilt Retreat. That made the decision on what to bring much easier.
My priority was to complete 143 hourglass blocks for the Blue & Cream quilt.
Happy to say that I accomplished my goal. Here they are - all 144 of them:

Although I spent most of retreat working on these Hourglass blocks, I was able to prep the final 2 wool blocks for the Let it Snow Mystery BOM.

All they need now is embellishments.
The final sashing/assembly instructions will be released later this month.

I hope your week has started off with fabric in hand!


  1. Your treat blocks are Amazing and I love your choice of background fabric for both PERFECT !

    144 hourglass blocks WOWSER! You are a woman on a mission.

    Your Let It Snow blocks are Adorable ! Love Snowmen !
    This will be a wonderful wallhanging for the holidays ! So Cute !

  2. I love the background fabric on your first Treat block. The white on white scissors are too cute!

    Congrats on finishing the hourglass blocks, they are so pretty. And I love the Let It Snow BOM. What stitch do you use to stitch the pieces down? How do you determine what color thread to use? (Aren't I full of questions today?!?)

  3. A retreat sounds so good and looks like you accomplished a lot. Sometimes, at retreats, it is hard to focus on a sewing goal. Too much talking and snacking.

  4. Wow 144 blocks great effort !!! your let it snow :)

  5. Your two DT Blocks are wonderful as always.
    You are very busy. 144 blocks! Wow!
    I love your Let it Snow blocks.
    Have a nice week. Manuela

  6. Love the colors you are using for Let It Snow--very pretty! It sound like your retreat was very productive--can't wait to see those hourglass blocks in a quilt!

  7. Woohoo! Retreats are so much fun. Looks like you powered through those hourglass blocks! I usually spend too much time yacking and eating! Good for you!

  8. You are doing so many fun things!

  9. Let's hear it for retreats!!! Congrats on reaching your goal and then some!!

  10. Congratulations on reaching your goal.Any of your projects is gorgeous.Love your combo for the hourglass blocks,144,that' s a fantastic milestone.Can't wait to see this project finished and the snowmen are so cute.Hope the Retreat is going fantastic.

    Wishing you a fun week.

  11. that! Your Let it Snow is so pretty :) I am working on the W and the biggy snowman now - making me a little nervous to display though as snow is certainly getting closer to a possibility now!

  12. oh my that is a lot of hourglass blocks! Lovely combination of blue and white.
    your Let It Snow is charming!

  13. I love all your projects. The Blue and Cream blocks are beautiful. Hugs

  14. Love your let it snow also your DT blocks


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