Sunday, March 18, 2018

What's Georgia Up To?, Waiting for Spring, 2018

When in doubt, Quilt!  Finally finishing up those WIPS waiting for it to warm up outside. You might wonder why the duct tape nearby.  While this has been sitting near my machine Rosie has taken to it for her naps. Hence in between stitches I have to duct tape the fur from the top. Glad it works and it will be better off on the wall away from her loving touch. The coffee cup, but the the way, reads, "Sew cloth together patiently and with care and your industry will be rewarded beyond all measure", a gift from family while traveling in Scotland. This also brings to mind our forth coming Nine Quarter Circle Ranch retreat the end of August. www.ninequartercirlce.com  Stay tuned to see my project. I am so excited!

Lake Logan Retreat Report, Winter, 2018

It was pedal to the metal as we all set up our machines and work stations in the mountains of NC.
The results were amazing and so gratifying.  Some brought finished projects but mostly we started new ones or added onto "still in progress" ones. Look what Kate did with lots of strips, sewn and then cut apart with her Accu Cuter. Fun to watch her demo!
 Marene got her pointy borders on her medallion and will let it age on the design wall to ponder the next addition.
 Leigh Ann adding to a beautiful peacock panel. It will be set a bit off center. Clever
 Barbara toying with squares of all sizes with a diagonal approach. We loved the off beat colors.
 Kate, again, can not stop turning out small quilts which she donates. Asheville Guild will be happy.
 Our group almost at the end taking a break to eat in the lodge. Another great year hits the dust.
 My Real Trip Around the World all made with scraps put together finally at the retreat. No, I did not make this in 2 days, but taught it in a 3 week class at Beginnings Quilt Shop. Loved using all the blues and touch of yellow. Now to border it with a bit more yellow,. a narrow bias check and dark blue. This is a feature quilt in my new book coming out late spring, Summer, Scrap Happy Quilts.