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Monday, February 10, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Sew...retreat #1 is over. Sadly, I neglected to take any pictures of the weekend - maybe this coming weekend when I help out again. I was able to spend a couple hours there Thursday after work and then late Saturday morning, overnight to late Sunday! Did I finish everything I brought with me or even work on everything? No but I think I made quite a bit of progress.

Over the course of the last week, I've finished 4 of these rosettes.


I made 8 more of these birthday blocks...I'm waiting on 1 more from a friend and then I have all 16 of these done.



I made 8 of these connector blocks. They probably look a little dull but I am going to put pieced hexie rosettes in the center. Next weekend I'll start work on the pieced setting triangles, center block and finish the pieced borders.


I also finally got back in to my leaderEnder basket blocks. Hard to get many done when everything can be chain pieced so I admit to cheating a little and just out and out piecing two of these. Promise not to tell!


And someone, altho Zorro shall remain nameless, was a little unhappy at my absence. I cringed Sunday morning when I remembered I hadn't locked up the box. It wasn't a lack of food issue as I had left out enough for 2 days (I was gone a whole 26 hours!) plus more "hidden" about the house that could be hunted down. The regular bowls were empty but the extra was barely eaten. I don't think any of this pile was even eaten so I'll go with Claudia's conclusion that he just needed the challenge. Someone is just too smart for his own britches!! Silly Dude....




8 comments:

Janet O. said...

Nice to have some progres to show for your weekend, even if you don't have photos of the actual experience. : )
I think the idea for your connector blocks sounds great!
I love the baskets--is it obvious that I love baskets? Sometimes when I am just paper piecing I have to do that same thing with my Leader/ender project to see some progress there.
It is a good thing Zorro remained nameless. Otherwise he might be upset that you had called him out and retaliate somehow! *LOL*

Vroomans' Quilts said...

If you were helping, I think you made great progress. Love tiny baskets. Ah, mine do that even when I am home (and the dishes are full). Think it is the challenge thing.

Karen Rowland said...

Those hex I rosettes are really cute

Denise :) said...

I really love the colors you've used for your birthday quilt -- really pretty combo! The ides of pieced rosettes in the center offsetting blocks is wonderful! Z just wants to keep you on your toes!! LOL! :)

Missy Shay said...

My cats always do that! I like the idea of "hiding" some for them to look for!

A Nudge said...

Those rosettes are so cute and so are your blocks. I love the colorway you are using. Bad kitty. Come share you're hexies at Hexie Weekend - lots of goodies this week. Is this an ongoing retreat? Sounds like it's over two weekends.

Carla said...

Lovely hexies again. I need to get back to basting some

margaret said...

you have shared some more lovely things today, such a lot you did whilst on the retreat. I always like the colours schemes you use, so very nice. I think Zorro has eyes bigger than his stomach if he thought he could get through that big pile of biscuits!