Sunday, November 4, 2007

Home Again, Home Again......

.....all in one weekend....LOL

I am home from retreat and apparently I was in a very Pink mood. All except one of my projects that I worked on this weekend was predominantly Pink.

As always I had a ball! Spent the weekend laughing and sewing with my BFF Nancy as well as our other Sundae Quilter Buds!

I spent alot of time leading up to retreat getting projects together and that really helped my productivity. I had my projects pre-cut and just sewed along for 2 1/2 days. Here is what I finished:
*Butter Charm & Jelly Quilt Top using Moda's A Little Romance Jelly Roll & Charm Packs
*Weed Whacker Quilt Top using Moda's Quilt Pink II Jelly Roll & Lime green yardage (this pattern was adapted from Bonnie's site in order to use the 2 1/2" strips that make up the Jelly Rolls
*Turning Twenty Around the Block using 12 FQs & the fairy blocks I embroidered earlier this year
*Charm Party Tote using Moda's Stash Management charm pack and lined with a Loralie Ladies tomato pincushions on black print

Everything that I worked on this weekend came directly from my stash. I shopped my stash instead of the LQS and it felt great!!!
This weekend I also turned over my charms for the No Buy Challenge on Stashbuster. So I am going to try to curb my impulse fabric purchases. It won'ebe easy with all of the new lovelies that are coming out from the manufacturers (especially Moda), but I have lots and lots of lovelies to use already.
I also managed to exercise self control and only spent money on a massage at retreat. Despite the fact that the LQS set up a mini shop at the retreat center and tempted me with lovely yarage of luscious fairy frosts among other things. I also stayed clear of the bolts of fabric that another gal brought to sell to retreaters (at the last retreat I spent way too much on her Robyn Pandolph fabrics). So I managed to get over the first hurdle of my year of not buying! Yay!


Sweet P said...

Wow! You did get a lot done. I love the tote bag.

Kathy Wagner said...

My goodness were very productive on your retreat! And all from your stash...great job!

Vicki W said...

Beautiful quilt tops! You were so productive - did you take anytime to relax? congrats on the stash control. I need to exercise a bit of that myself.

Kim said...

love the bag- a charm pattern???
Please share the link- pretty please also share your weedwacker jelly roll cuts...I ended up doing the pineaplle blossom as I was too lazy to figure out the math- and I have a ton- really a ton of blue 2 1/2" strips - I'm seeing a blue and white weedwacker in my future.
So where was the retreat????? details, Beth, we need more details :)

Darlene said...

Wow, wow, wow, you got so much done! I'm very, very impressed. Way to go! Lots of wonderful projects.

Randi said...

Way to go on using up some of your stash! Those tops are great!

Helen in the UK said...

WOW - you accomplished so much!! Great quilts made and ALL FROM STASH. And ... no fabric bought. You are amazing. Keep up the good work :)
Helen (fellow Stashbuster member)

Lisa said...

I've been lurking for a while, but I had to come out to say I love the first quilt posted. Those colors are fantastic together. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow you get a lot done. Way to go girl. Hugs, Khris
(stashbuster) who doesn't get much done

Juanita Lucero said...

You do great work, you have a strong passion for quilting. Love it.