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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Quilting Bees In-House Retreat Day Two

 As promised, here are the quilt tops for the placemats I made yesterday. Finished size is 13" x18".

I have never been to a quilt retreat, so have nothing to compare this one to, but I think it has been great! The setup - tables, ironing boards, and cutting tables are similar to how the room is set up on club days (Friday and Sunday). The retreat added Saturday and the food component. We had sandwiches, chips and dessert on Friday. A potluck today (a salad bar with chicken) and tomorrow we will have a breakfast casserole. Also various snacks all day. 

Here is my table set up we each have our own 6' long table. I did not spread out as much as some, but there is plenty of room.

Here are some better photos of the service dog under the table at my feet sometimes. So far the foot pedal of my machine has not moved and bumped her rump or paws yet. She has been a very good girl.

Today we were given kits to make heart blocks for a charity quilt, I made these.

When I was not making hearts, eating food, or visiting with others I made the Halloween version of the placemats I made yesterday. I did have backing fabric (ghosts on black) so I was able to get them all set to quilt. I think I will stitch in the ditch using some of my machine's decorative stitches. I will need to get some black fabric for binding. I can shop for that when I shop for fabric for my Christmas placemats - oh boy!!

I am really enjoying this. I have a bin full of projects I want to make and while my studio is great for my other hobbies, it is not set up as nicely for quilting like the quilting bees room which has large ironing and cutting surfaces. They have lots of rotary cutters and rulers which includes a big square ruler that is 20" x 20" which really made it easy for me to square up the placemats.  I will try to get a photo of the cutting board for tomorrow's post. I can work at home, but my motivation is less. I am seriously thinking of bringing my machine once or twice a month on Fridays, to try and get my sewing stash reduced.

That's all for today!

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