Monday, June 1, 2009

Weekend Retreat by the Bay!

This past weekend I went on retreat with some new friends. I’ve known Toni for a couple years via blogland as well as a 15 month long round robin, but we’d only met in person once. She put together a retreat about 2 hours southeast of my house and I wanted to go, so I did – hehehe016

From Friday-Monday morning we spent our time enjoying the views, the sunsets, yummy food and a few adult beverages at the Pieceful Cottage. Oh and we did a little bit of quilting LOL.004

009I managed to finish up some UFO blocks. Then decided to start a new project. My BFF had shared some coffee fabrics with me a few years ago and I decided to finally put them to use. I used the “Birthday Presents” pattern from Terry Atkinson’s “Take Two & Add a Few” book. I cut & assembled the whole top in a day!

I also took my “Bears in the Candy Store” blocks and sashing along and managed to get the center of the top assembled. Now it just needs the borders before it can be quilted.012

The only other thing I managed to do was start cutting out the mystery quilt I’m testing for Ann Smith.

All in all it was a wonderful, relaxing weekend! Thank you ladies for letting me join the “Sisterhood of the Travelling Quilters”! I hope to be able to join you again in the fall!015

Stash Report: Week 20-22

Sorry I’ve missed the last couple stash reports, I’ve been a bit sidetracked by work and family.  I’ve done pretty well on the stashbusting front, I used 1.75 yards of fabric for borders on a quilt as well as 20 FQs (5 yards) for another top.  So here’s the combined report for the last few weeks:

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 32 yards
Fabric used this week: 6.75 yards
Fabric used year to date: 62.25 yards

YTD Net fabric busted: 30.25  yards

At least I’m still on the plus side :)