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:

Darlene said...

Have fun!!!!

Judy D said...

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!

carolbabineau.com said...

Have a great time Kathy!

The Cozy Quilter said...

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

Kathie said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

pcflamingo said...

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 :(

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

Have a wonderful time, I know you will.

Susan said...

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

Mary said...

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.

Kare said...

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!

AnnieO said...

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.

Greenmare said...

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!!

Judy D in AZ said...

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

Get lots done.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

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)

Gari said...

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

Kathy said...

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!

Debbie said...

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

LuAnn said...

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

Alycia said...

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

Kate said...

Cute hearts. Enjoy your retreat!