Monday, February 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday #8

I have never been so happy for Monday to arrive! I am going to my annual quilting retreat today...yippee!
All that is on my design wall today are these 2 little projects. You can read about the larger 4" heart blocks here and I started another smaller version with 2" pastel hearts...soooo cute! I can't decide if I like the mini hearts without a sashing or not, so I'll leave them there and decide when I come home.

Hop over to Judy's blog to see the design wall Monday postings - click here.
Here is my luggage all packed up for the retreat...only 4 bags this year.  In those bags I have managed to pack 10 projects! I'm not taking any machine or hand quilting to do this year since I have so many UFO's to work on and piecing to do. Oh yah...I hope I remember to pack some clothes and PJ's too!

I have also packed up the books I made from last year's retreat. It's very easy to make to make a book from your blog. There are lots of book making companies out there now but this was my 4th year using Blurb to make a book full of photos and memories from our annual quilt retreat and they do a great job.
In 2007, I ordered 2 copies of my book and they cost $27 each. In 2011, I ordered 17 copies of my book and they cost $22 each...it's a better deal every year!
If the retreat centre WiFi is working, I'll post blog updates every day this week.

21 comments:

  1. Your heart quilts are adorable and I think the mini would be great with or without sashing.
    Have fun at your retreat! Lots of laughing, sewing, snacking...
    What a fabulous idea to do retreat books!

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  2. Have a wonderful quilty time at your retreat. I hope your arcs are in one of those bags! I will look for your updates on your projects this week. Have fun! Gail

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  3. have a great time at your retreat, bet you have a blast. Very cute hearts, love the pastels.

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  4. Have a productive and fun time at retreat. Wow a whole week! I'm looking forward to one in early June. Enjoy.

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  5. Have fun at your retreat. I'm jealous! I have a mini-retreat (3 days) in May and then a bigger retreat in September. Too far away :(

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  6. Have a wonderful time, I know you will.

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  7. Enjoy your retreat.......... We will be waiting for the pictures.

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  8. Only four bags? Have fun with your 10 projects. I'm sure the projects will keep you plenty busy, so if I don't see updates from you I'll know why.

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  9. Have a great time at the retreat and I look forward to your posts from Retreat! I hope you are able to get a lot accomplished!

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  10. Cute hearts! Have a blast at your retreat, pedal to the metal with all those projects :)

    Thanks for the heads up on the blog book. I would like to have one made too.

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  11. hope you have a great time! which I'm sure you will! I was just thinking about doing one of those blog books this morning and wondering where I put the information! thanks!!

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  12. Have a great time. I just love retreats and I am looking forward to ours on March 3rd!

    Get lots done.

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  13. Clearly you're excited, and I'm jealous!
    BUT, I am also very excited to see your finishes throughout the insane quilting week you have planned ahead!!! Looking forward to the quilt show of finishes come Friday :0)

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  14. Have a wonderful time and I look forward to being there with you through the internet/blogworld.

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  15. I hope you are having a wonderful time on the first day of your quilting retreat. Thank you for photographing your books from the other years of your retreat. They look like they'd be very nice!

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  16. A retreat sounds wonderful...you've packed a lot! Hope you get a lot done...I'm sure you will have lots of fun!

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  17. Have a great time at your retreat. Be sure to take lots of photos to show us.

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  18. Have a great time!!! Love the hearts on the wall.

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  19. Cute hearts. Enjoy your retreat!

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