Monday, August 27, 2018

Here in the Real World {Retreat Round Up}

I'm back in the real world after a few days in the happiest place on earth -- Quilt Camp!

I was able to make a TON of progress on the projects that I took to Michigan with me!

1. Secret Test Quilt

This quilt top is done, and I can't show it off, but here are some work in project pictures.

2. Jolly Bar Meringue Quilt

This quilt top is done and I can't wait to share more about it! The quilt is made up of half square rectangles and I took a little bit of a creative detour with my color placement to give the appearance of pinwheels!

3. Christine's Kitchen 2.0

Lots more pictures of this one will come in October, but I am absolutely in love with the the London Fog line for this project! I've used the larger cuts of yardage for the paper piecing of the teapots and pitchers and grey solid for the background.

4. Radiant Jewel Quilt

This was my "just in case" project -- I ended up making more progress than expected on my other three projects and got to start some of the blocks for this quilt! I managed to finish nine of the 17 "diamond" blocks and start on the flying geese and HSTs for the next two. This was a mystery quilt at Craftsy about 5 years ago and my mom bought the kit on clearance for me. I have the "Jewel" colorway and the fabrics in the kit are a mixture of Kona solids and Grandeur prints from Robert Kaufman.

Now I have two tops ready to quilt, I'm ready to make the applique blocks for my Christine's Kitchen quilt, and I actually got to start a project just for fun! But here in the real world, I'm back to prioritizing deadlines, making do with what I have on hand for finishes, and having to fit in my sewing in between work and chores!


  1. Wow, it sounds like a really productive and fun time at quilt camp! :)

  2. It looks like you had a productive weekend. Lots of good things to look forward to seeing.

  3. Sounds like a fantastic time!

  4. Great meeting you at quilt camp. I want the paper piece teapot pattern!!!

  5. Wow, you did have a really productive quilt camp! Congrats on all the progress. Those teapot blocks are gorgeous. That's going to be such a fun quilt when you have it all put together.

  6. OH MAN. Super stoked to see these upcoming finishes, and it looks like you'll have them all done in the next week or so. Because that's how you roll! :)

  7. Sew much fun to see your progress at quilt camp!!! I'm especially interested in your secret test quilt.

  8. You did great on your weekend. I love to see all that progress. I am hoping to zip through a few things over the next few days - mostly design but one little quilt! I wish I was on retreat. You must feel so satisfied to have that all done!


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