Monday, May 4, 2009

Insert imaginative title here

My brain barely works most of the time, so I can't think a good title. Retreat was so inspiring for me. I got almost nothing done, but I have been a busy little beaver since I got home. And...I'm happier lately. Going away for a few days did me a world of good. Yay! So...I'll just post some pics of what I've been up to since I came home and again thank you to all the wonderful women at retreat that have given me back my mojo....

This is my version of Amanda Jean's pattern found here

This last one, a Bento Box, is almost finished being quilted. I'm stippling it, of course. My new fancy special ordered cutting table should be ready to pick up this week. I'll be posting lots of pics of that when I get it. My plan is to move my frame and machine to the downstairs so that I'll have some room to actually use it. I'm just stacking up quilt tops until that happens. I have three guys who are going to come and move it all for pays to feed single men occasionally....they'll do almost anything you need done then. I really can't use my frame at all in the space it's currently in and I'd like to start quilting on it instead of my Sapphire. I have several things to get done this week. A member of our congregation passed away over the weekend so I'm going to help with the funeral dinner on Thursday and another friend's divorce will be final on Friday, so I thought a distraction would be good for her and lunch is always a good distraction. I've also got my Thimbleberries meeting on Thursday morning and I'm a month behind now, so I need to get last months blocks done.
Thanks again to the Prolific Online Quilters! What a wonderful group of crazy women!


Jen said...

Dang now I wanna make a bento box!! Your jewel box turned out really cool. What's the name of the first pattern? I love that quilt and have the perfect fabric to go with it!! I knew you wouldn't post and wouldn't post and then show up wit 37 quilts!! They look great!!

jillquilts said...

I can't believe you! I haven't even finished unpacking! I'm such a slacker! Very gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

1. Love the entry title...that's how I feel 95% of the time too!
2. The quilts look really great. You've been busy, busy since you got home.
Glad to hear you're recharged, look forward to seeing the move pictures as you get everything rearranged.

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Piwacket said...

Holy Cow, Woman. You are making the rest of us look like slugs. I absolutely love the first quilt. Such gorgeous colors and what a great design! Thanks for the link. And I agree with Jen, I want to make a Bento Box now, too. See how inspiring you are! It was such a joyful blessing to meet you and I look forward to our next time.

CatQuilter said...

You go, girl! Some of us have barely unpacked from the retreat and you're speed sewing quilt after quilt! I gotta make a Bento Box too, right after I quilt two twin-sized quilts, sew Andrea's black and white quilt, make placemats, etc. etc. etc. (You get the picture!)

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

You are one busy woman. You have some fun projects happening. I think your sewing room will be fantastic! I wish I had a downstairs.
Hope you have a great day. :o}

Anonymous said...

Great looking top. Can't wait to see it quilted. Nice to know someone else doesn't get much accomplished at a retreat besides me.