Thursday, March 1, 2012

Working with Green Fabric Scraps!

I went to a quilt retreat this past weekend. I sewed and sewed and ate ... and sewed and ate and laughed and talked ...  and slept a little ... and then got up and did it again!
I worked on only two quilt projects.  This one is our green donation quilt. I completed several blocks, but I didn't get them all done!

Remember the post of Mom and me when we started the green donation quilt?  Mom pressed and starched. I cut the strips.  We sorted them into a drawer organizer. Then Mom carefully selected each fabric strip for each block.  Want to see the post about the process? Click here to go to that post. 
I separated them on the design wall, because there will be lattice strips and corner stones in between each block.  I will share that later in the month when I get more of the blocks completed.  The rest of the blocks will be completed in 15 minute intervals.  I set it up by my sewing machine. When I have a few minutes, I will sew!
Mom and I are planning a weekend in March to lay out the blocks and add the lattice strips and corners stones.  I will post about that, then.  I have to get going and get all the blocks completed before Mom arrives!
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I'll share about the other quilt project next week. I took lots of photos.  Here's a sneak peak of the my Home Sweet Home Quilt.  I am doing the Quilt-A-Long - Home Sweet Home Quilt from Kim's Crafty Apple.  They are on the 9th block. I just started this past weekend.  Hop over and check it out!  I made several blocks. I am catching up fast! You can too! I am creating a Bonus Block for Kim for the Home Sweet Home Quilt.  In this photo, I am putting together part of Diane's block.
Of course, I chose blues.  The hand dyed fabrics are from Quilts by Barb and Dye Candy Fabrics.  Both have wonderful fabrics!  Hop over and check them out too!
This is the blog and website for the Homestead Retreat Cabins that I attended in Hillpoint, Wisconsin.  It is a wonderful retreat center. Patsy takes photos of everyone and their quilts on Saturday night.  When she shares our group, I will let you know.
Enjoy your day!
Marcia
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21 comments:

Connie said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I remember when your mother was helping you with the strips, the blocks look great!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your green blocks are fabulous! You are so organized!

Doni said...

Hi Marcia!
I'm so unorganized lately that looking at your beautiful strips and blocks just makes me feel good!! Your mother and you are doing a great job on that beautiful green quilt! I can't wait to see it finished, and at the rate y'all are working on it, it will be done very soon!
Looking forward to the blue one too!!
Thanks so much for sharing it for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
Have a lovely weekend!
Blessings, Doni

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Loving the green!!! So pretty!!

Cherie said...

Wow you've been busy, green is such an awesome colour. So calming =D

Aimee said...

Those blocks are absolutely gorgeous. Be an amazing quilt when it's all done

Richard Healey said...

I love the green blocks my son would love it.


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Hillbilly Tonya said...

Not normally a green fan, but those look really great!

Suzanne said...

What beautiful blocks! Next to red, green is my favorite. I like your idea of sorting the strips into little drawers. Will be looking forward to seeing the finished product.

AllyJo said...

Gorgeous. I'm working on a green and gray quilt for my son. It's a nice time of year to work with greens too. :)

Shay said...

The blocks look terrific! I remember when you and your Mom started this.

M-R said...

Those blocks are looking great, Marcia!

Sara said...

Organized yes you are!! I am the same way! Green for St. Patty's Day?

desertskyquilts said...

I absolutely love this quilt. Every time I see an update, I love it more.

Kati's Quilting said...

Wow, it'll look really nice, can't wait for the finished pictures!

Diann said...

It sounds like you had a great time at the retreat Marcia! how fun! And the quilt looks gorgeous. I love the "sea" colors. It is so relaxing.
Thank you so much for joining us at TTF this week! Have a fantastic day!

elizabeth said...

Love the greens : )

Sarah Craig said...

Your green quilt is so pretty - one of my favorite colors! Whoop whoop!!

wannabequilter.com said...

Very smart to cut strips and put them in drawers! I've never thought about doing that, but will in the future. Mine are usually in piles on the countertop in my craft room - getting moved here and there until they finally get sewn back together.

At The Picket Fence said...

How lovely! Fun to see the process of putting a quilt together, we shared you link on our Facebook Page. Thank you for linking it up to Inspiration Friday!

Heather

Honey at 2805 said...

Lovely, Marcia! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I always appreciate your participation!