Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Retreat Preparation

Only 1.5 weeks to retreat day!  So I've started thinking about what projects to take with me for the 3 days.  So far, I have 2 plans.  A twisted log cabin.  I saw a tutorial for making this without paper piecing, and I couldn't resist trying it out.  Now that I've done it, I'll do it a bit differently but I think this will work nicely. The blocks are small - 4.25" finished. But that's just about right for a quiltie.  I have to decide if I want to do this in the colour palette for this month, or in something different.

The second project I'm contemplating is Judy's New Beginnings.  I haven't done a Bear's Paw before, so it satisfies my "something new" need. I was first thinking about shrinking it down, to make a quiltie, but 1" half-square triangles seemed like too much work.  So I think I'll just pull a bunch of colour pairs and plan to make something bigger this time.  I'll some with me and see if I can get a few blocks made at the retreat.

I don't know if that will be enough, but since it's really only 2 days (and there are 3 classes) it might keep me busy for the weekend. Knowing me, however, I'll come up with a bunch more projects to take along before next Friday.


  1. I like the log cabin blk - and it's a little guy to, so that is fun!!

    Have tons of fun on your retreat!!! Don't take to much with you, remember - you need room for what will come home with you too!! ;-)

  2. Oh such fun for a retreat. I tend to bring my whole sewing room ;)...actually, a machine project, a cutting project and some handwork...you never know what your mood will want to do :). Nice colour for your log cabin.

  3. I so enjoy a quilt retreat, but have to miss the one that my guild is having this year... I think that twisted log cabin is a great project to bring along and once you get back, it would be nice if you post your results? hmm?? Enjoy!