Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday

 I'm packing for a weekend retreat, so my house is turned upside down! I want to bring everything, but that is just silly. How do you decide which projects to bring with you to retreats and sew-in days? To complicate things, this is the retreat that I organize. And. Julia is meeting me there, so I need to bring projects and supplies for her, too. Yup. My car will be FULL!

I did finish a quilt this week- last year's retreat project. I wanted to have it done for show & tell. It looks a little odd, but it makes more sense with Julia's quilt next to it (which is not done yet). Read more about them here.

Holy crap! I just found a 24 year old UFO! I made this wall hanging top with leftovers from the first quilt I made by myself after I took a beginner class in 1990. So this is probably from 1991 or 1992. My points are bad, and the fabric screams 1990's, but it's a good design. Maybe I'll reproduce it this weekend with modern scraps. You know, because I don't have enough projects packed already.

I'm going to pack some more. I'll be surfing the linkup when I need a break.


sophie said...

I would love to see "then and now" versions of your wallhanging UFO. What's one more project? Have a great time!

I have a retreat coming up next month and am already thinking about what I should take to work on and if I should cut some kits to make it easier to finish a few UFOs. Unfortunately, we don't have the ability to have any sort of a design wall and that factors into my decisions (because i am so damn dependent on using a design wall ;-)

the zen quilter said...

Love that quilt with the circles, beautiful movement, beautiful colors.

Scooquilt said...

Well, I sewed two projects this week with nineties fabrics, so I guess there's a lot of that happening! Enjoy your retreat. I can't help you pack, because I've never been to one.