Monday, March 4, 2013

New Quilt Project

I spent the weekend trying to finish up a few things before starting some new things this next weekend since I will be at a sewing retreat.  I am always excited to go on retreat but a little sad this year since my friend from Colorado can't make it this year.  This will be her first year missing in like 12 years!  I only get to see her once a year so she will be missed.

So there is a quilt project that the shop hosts and it is voluntary on whether you do that project.  I haven't done the group quilt in several years.  It looked interesting and you could do scraps so with that I thought good plan.  Here is the image of it.  I will be doing this in red, white and blue fabrics and planning on donating it to Quilts of Valor.
Shine Quilt Pattern
The big piece of beige is the background and I think I will be doing a different dark blue for the stars.

I then thought I would raid my mom's fabric as well.  Since I was looking for a few more fabrics with stars to be sure I had enough variety.  Here is a stack I took from my mom's she was happy to have me use up some of fabric but since I only took one strip from each not much is gone!

Along with doing this quilt I think I will use the Scrap Vomit as a lender and ender project and try to get the rest of those blocks done.

Now onto packing my stuff this week but tonight I have the MMQG dinner since last week it snowed and it another storm on it's way tonight into tomorrow.  As long as the roads are clear for Thursday when we leave all is good.  But I am ready for spring now!

Linking to Plum and June Let's get Acquainted.

Happy Sewing!


  1. How fun going to a sewing retreat! I have never gone to one, I have only been sewing for about a year maybe next year... I hope you have a great time.

  2. Oh I have always wanted to go on a sewing retreat... The closest I have ever come to it is going to stay at my Mother-In-Laws and sewing while she watched my boys :)
    Your project for the retreat looks like a lot of fun. Good luck.
    Stopping by from Plum and June's Lets Get Acquainted.

  3. Have a great time at the retreat, it sounds like so much fun! Stopping by from Plum and June :-)