Monday, January 09, 2017

Plenty of Progress???

In December I got to go to a Quilt Retreat, and I LOVED it so much!  I came home and asked Wrangler Man - how do I make that happen here? At Home?

Then Judy said she was going to host a Monthly Blog Quilt a Thon.  We talked about it, and thought maybe I could just pretend that those were my new *at home retreat* days.... and then the day came....

and we had snow, and ice, and the water tank heater needed human help, and the horses hooves needed human help, and ... then there were sports.....  and well - you all know that the whole *retreat* thing did not happen.

However!!!   I still got a lot done ( well a lot in my world)

Tip #1 to myself - Prepare anyways.  Prep your 2-3 projects you are going to work on and hide the rest.

Tip #2 to myself - Plan meals, and prep them ahead of time.... and even if the ranch work falls in on you, you still have a nice warm dinner.


My First Project - my January UFO/OMG - got all 12 blocks made and then put these little borders on them.... I have a plan people - I have a plan now!!



Project #2
Quilted a little bit.   I might have a LOT of my own tops that need to be quilted. If they are QOV"s for some reason I am more dedicated in getting them quilted - here is to the Year of Quilting on my own!



Project #3
En Provence

I am changing the colors just a little - those 4 white squares around the star are supposed to be yellow, and I didn't like it... Didn't hate it - but didn't like it - so!  I now have 1 whole block made, and am ready to dig in to the other 15


( oh ya - Part A of Clue 7 is all done)


Project #4

Mystery #5 - This is one of those - I can;t show you but.......  parts.....

I host the MysteryQuilts4Military Yahoo Group - and our Next mystery starts next month - so I was finishing up the final details..... you should join in - it is going to be fun!!!

And when you are done- you will have a Quilt of Valor ready to go!  
I know that lots of coordinators are needing quilts, and lots of groups would love to have you help out!!


Project #5 - ha ha - had you.... #5 was to take a nap.....



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17 comments:

Ramona said...

The best laid plans.... You were able to get some great things sewn together. Love your color choices for En Provence. Your circle quilting is the Bomb!!

Churn Dash said...

I saw someone else replace the yellow with neutral in the En Provence blocks, it really works.

I'm sure being on a ranch means that you have to be flexible. For retreat the only thing the organiser asks of us is to be flexible (and cheerful), so it was just like being at retreat.

It's good to plan for a nap!

Helen

Judy V from Thornton, CO said...

There is nothing like a real winter to keep us seriously occupied with quilting! Love all your projects, including the one for naps...

Laura said...

I like the neutral corners in your En Provence block!

Judy said...

I like your substitution for the yellow squares. My colors are similar, blues for purples, am thinking I might try that too. I only have one block made with the yellow squares.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I sure hope you had time for the nap! I'm glad even though you had ranch work to do that you got some sewing done, too.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, a plan. Now why didn't I think of that. Should I try it or just surprise myself? Perhaps if I make a list, I'll have a plan. Now where did I put that tablet and pen?

gayle said...

Hopefully you can plan another 'retreat' that will be more successful! On the other hand, you got a lot done anyway, and there are some happy horses to show for it.
Love your En Provence! I'm still dithering on one of my colors, so I'm really interested in what changes other folks have made!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Sometimes life interrupts, but because of your plan you got so much done! I adore that bubble quilting you are doing - makes me want to go quilt some circles...

maggie fellow said...

I love your En provence color plan

em's scrapbag said...

I'm glad you were able to still get a lot done even with all that went wrong. Better luck next time. Like your idea of plan ahead dinner.

Karen said...

Responsibilities make our hobbies hard to get to. I'm in my happy place when I finally get to sew!

scraphappydenise said...

LOVE your white corners.... it pops that star right out there!

Joyce said...

So much gets done at retreats - it's amazing! So good that you have a plan. Love your project #1 - Very spring like and pretty!

Missy Shay said...

I love the bubbles on that quilt!

Susan said...

Well, so much for that retreat idea. But you have great tips on how to make sure one does happen, including the nap! Love your blocks you've got going - thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

Kate said...

You got a lot done even with all the extra stuff that came your way. Love your En Provence blocks. It's going to make a gorgeous QOV.