"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct. OPAM

Another month comes to a close, and what a month it's been!  You might be surprised to know that I actually did some stitching.

The first thing I did when I returned from my Cape Cod Retreat, was finish the top we started.  I had made the borders, but they needed to be attached, which went quickly.  This is a Deb Tucker pattern, appropriately named Atlantic Flyway.  It is currently in the to-be-quilted pile!

With another retreat coming up in a couple of days,  I've been trying to clean off my sewing table.  I needed to use up some leftover fabric, so I decided to whip out some churn dash blocks.  They take a lot longer than I expected!     I hope to get a baby quilt and a doll quilt from this pile.  After retreat.

There were also some orphan blocks and strips that I couldn't just throw away, so they became place mats.  I also used up some fabric that was in my pink pile, and I can never find a use for.
The place mats will count for OPAM along with a lavender baby afghan that I finished in the car on the way out west, and 11 tiny little name badges that I finished earlier this evening to take to retreat.  The afghan was left in South Dakota, along with the baby quilts from last month's OPAM.

Tomorrow I'll be packing for retreat.  I have cut out 4 projects, so I'm ready to roll.  I always take one project for each day, and usually an extra for 'just in case".  Like, just in case I forgot part of something, or any number of other minor tragedies.  I take fairly simple things that don't require a lot of concentration, because there's a lot of gabbing going on!  I can't wait!!

We've had rain all day today, which is why the above pictures are so dark and dreary.  We made sure to get out yesterday for a hike to enjoy the beautiful fall day.




Many of those pretty leaves are probably gone today, with the rain and the wind.

Keep on stitching......Sunny



20 comments:

  1. Hi Sunny such beautiful work my friend.
    Wow I love these nature pics ,the 3 Rd pic with the pinky coloured trees is beautiful,have fun at retreat Sunny xx

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  2. You sure had a busy month with your travels and also getting some stitching done...
    Atlantic Flyaway is lovely , great pile of Churn Dash blocks and a great way of using up your orphan blocks too Sunny...
    Have a wonderful time at retreat...

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  3. Great finish on the quilt top. Lovely fall colours.
    Looks like you also have a lot planned. Good luck.

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  4. Atlantic Flyaway is so pretty! I've always wanted to make a super colorful churn dash quilt. You have been very productive. Enjoy your retreat!

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  5. I love Atlantic Flyway - it is gorgeous. Enjoy seeing your photos and the lovely fall colors. Have fun at your retreat! Can't wait to hear about it. ~Jeanne

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  6. Oh wow that quilt is just gorgeous! Have fun on your retreat, you sure get around girl, lol! Lovely projects all and your pics are just stunning. We haven't had good fall color this year, too dry or something, and now the leaves are just going really fast.

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  7. Your nature shots are always so pretty.

    I really like all of the geese. Nice finish. The churn dash blocks will be pretty too.

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  8. I love the Atlantic Flyaway. And nice fall colors - just right for the season. I'm wondering how many quilts to you have in the "to be quilted" pile? Not that you need to go count! I just thinking you are so good at getting things done, you might not have that many.

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  9. Miss Sunny is on the road again!!! but that is ok as she always gets some good photos and then she shares them with us---lots of neat projects there on your finish board--good for you!!! Have fun at the retreat--
    enjoy the moments, di

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  10. Love your quilt and great progress on the other sewing.... I also like to take not too much thinking projects to retreats...
    Hugz

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  11. Lovely nature pics. Lovely Atlantic flyaway quilt, great lot of churn dash blocks.

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  12. Your posts always motivate me, Sunny, to either Sew or get out of doors!

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  13. Have a great time at Retreat Sunny... I know what you mean about taking easy-ish projects, there is so much talking & distraction!

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  14. what fun a retreat...lovely quilt...have fun

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  15. Have a great time on retreat Sunny, the reasoning of how you pack is very logical. Nice little things that you have been up to but wow your Atlantic Flyaway is gorgeous, a lovely clean design and I really like your colourway.

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  16. Your Atlantic Flyaway top is gorgeous! I really like your idea of turning those left overs into place mats, they are beautiful! Enjoy that next Retreat!

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  17. Lots of great projects happening Sunny , love the retreat project. Churn dash blocks are one of my favorites , these will make a wonderful quilt . Love your nature photos too.

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  18. Love everything. You are right. The bluff picture is beautiful. It needs to be framed.

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  19. Thank you for visiting my blog! I love your pictures - beautiful!!

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  20. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.

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