Friday, March 06, 2009

Retreat projects report #3

One of the projects I have been working on for almost a year is the Quiltville Orange Crush mystery. I already have 15 blog postings on this quilt, and that's more than enough! But here is a photo to prove that I took this baby to retreat and did more quilting on it. Jackie took this picture of me and if you are wondering why I tied my scarf on my head, it is because I almost machine quilted it into the Orange Crush!! Perhaps most people would have just removed the pesky scarf...don't know why I didn't think of that?!?!
I finished the 'C' loops that I free motioned in the light chains. Then went back to working on the orange blocks, which I really wanted to put some quilting in, but couldn't get the thread to stop shredding. At retreat I tried a 100 needle and it worked wonderfully! So I am back to enjoying the quilting, am about half way finished the orange blocks, and feel like the end is in sight for this project!

8 comments:

  1. Wow! You did get a lot done at your retreat. Great job! Love the look of the scarf. Nice fashion statement.

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  2. Look at the concentration on that face! no wonder you tied your scarf over your head, your brains could have escaped and then where would you be??? good thinking! I've quilted a number of stupid things into the backs of my quilts, safety pins were the worst!

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  3. I like how you quilted those blocks. I gives me an idea how to quilt mine!

    Your quilt looks beautiful!

    Quiltingly Yours
    Andrea

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  4. Great to see your work! I have the Orange Crush sitting in a box with absolutely no idea of how to quilt it. Show us more!!!

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  5. Oh you will be so happy when it is done. Mine turned out so wonderful it is on my bed right now!

    Now for a funny story. When I first opened your blog I thought you said you almost sewed your hair into the quilt (not your scarf). I just read somewhere on the internet that people are now sewing a small cutting of their hair into the binding so if the quilt gets stolen they have some DNA in the quilt to match up to get it back!

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  6. Your quilting on the OC looks great. I only meandered mine.

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  7. It may have taken you some time, but the quilting on that quilt (and the quilt itself) looks spectacular. That retreat looks very spacious by the way.

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