January was definitely Quilt Retreat month!
I had the opportunity to get away to my second retreat
a few weeks ago - so wonderful to get out with other quilters!
The creativity was just outstanding!!
My days were spent working on two different donation quilts,
one for SCQG's Comfort Quilt program and the other for
Quilts of Valor (ran out of sashing fabric so could not finish that one!)
Here is my pile of cut fabric for a disappearing 9 patch
Using a speckled background batik fabric
and bright 5" precut batik squares-
it was fun putting it all together
then slicing it up!
and then stitching it back together!
now it just needs some boarders
(which were left at home!!)
and it will be ready for someone in the guild to quilt!!
Hopefully it will go to someone who really needs a bit of comfort!
After returning from my fabulous three day retreat
it was time to get serious and get quilt tops and backs ready
to be basted - since that is NOT my favorite job
and I have FIVE that need to be done
I'm opting to send them
out to be basted!
Here are three ready to go!
This is a block that all go on the back of my "Snap shots"
quilt - pattern was a BOM last year from the Fat Quarter Shop.
Such a fun quilt to make!
Since in was a camera - it just call for a family photo!
more photos of the quilts once they are basted
and I start quilting them on my Janome 6600!
Can't wait! Need to get them all quilted
for SCQG's show in September!!
May even have two more to add to the pile by then!!
Let's not forget
Super Bowl 51
LOVE those Patriots!!
Usually I can appliqué while watching the game…
but not this one!
Emotions were all over the place…
they were off to a horrible start - so depressing, then
they woke up came to life and made the greatest come back in history!
It's funny everyone is down on the Patriots for always winning…
well I grew up watch a Dad who support the worst loosing team ever!
He had seasons tickets and went to every game … and they mostly always lost!
He still stuck by them…
I'm sure he was looking down from is 50 yard line seat in heaven
and was over joyed at such a come back win!
Thinking of you Dad - miss ya <3
Ok tears dried … now back to quilting!