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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Feb OPAM

I have been sewing like crazy since I returned from vacation, but I'm making blocks, not quilts.  I'm progressing on two old BOM's, two new BOM's, a BOW, RSC18, and a few other projects.  When I got out of bed early on the 28th, I knew there was nothing I could finish in time to have a finish for OPAM.  So I did what any sensible OPAMer would do - I started a new project.  Before I went to bed, I had a completed doll quilt. 


Now I have to confess, I already had a stack of pink hexies, from an exchange group that I belonged to a few years ago.  I had some sweet pink and white striped fabric that was gifted to me, just waiting to become backing and binding.  And I have 23 hexies left, so I'm going to add  two more to the pile, and make a larger baby quilt.  There's plenty of backing and binding fabric left, so it won't take long.  I probably would have made it today, but I was prepping and packing for a scrapbook retreat that starts tomorrow..  Retreat Season is in full swing!

At my quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago, I appliqued Dresden plates onto background squares, but I was one short for some reason, so I couldn't put it all together and add the borders.  DH and I took a road trip last Saturday to the store where I had purchased the background fabric in September, and they still had some left!!!  I was a very happy quilter. Of course, some other fabric joined it on the trip home.

I also pieced the top of my RSC17 quilt, worked on some machine applique, and started a project using a Cake Mix.  I should have some results to share soon. I have another quilt retreat in a couple of weeks, and maybe I should take these same projects back with me instead of starting more.  But I probably won't do the sensible thing, will I?

Stitch on............Sunny



18 comments:

  1. Starting a new project is always good! ~Jeanne

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  2. lol....that's what all sensible quilters do! It looks really cute. It's a great use for the hexies too.

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  3. hi Sunny it's always nice to start a new project,the quilt looks very cute. I am so glad you found some more of the fabric that you were looking for xx

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  4. Cute little quilt. It is strange he way our projects work. Sometimes there are a tack of finishes all in a row and other times you are working just as hard but nothing seems to be finished. Ah, well, that's just the way it is.

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  5. Oh so pretty. What luck to get the background fabric...phew! Love those pretty swans too xx

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  6. Love this Sunny looks fantastic well done ❤️❤️❤️

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  7. WOW, plenty to be working on then. The quilt is beautiful.

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  8. I love that you started a new project on the 28th AND finished it. That is a beautiful doll quilt. Have fun at your retreat.

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  9. Pretty spoonbill on the topper and nice swans at he end--oh--and I love your little blanket--hexies are always fun to play with--
    I don't have much of a voice today--lots and lots of oak trees here at my brothers--think it is that--and they have the windows open here!!!
    think I am going to at least one quilt shop this afternoon!!
    enjoy, di

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  10. Love the hexie quilt ..... Soft and pretty......

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  11. I’m glad you’re such a sensible Quilter!

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  12. What a beautiful doll quilt Sunny! Love it! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  13. Oh that is too, too darling!! I love it! Enjoy all your retreats girl, they sound so fun!

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  14. Everyone knows if you have a stack of UFO's you MUST start a new project! And grandmother's garden is the perfect place. What is the pink bird on your header?

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  15. You're in good company, fret not! That doll quilt is sweet and precious; and finished! ;)

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  16. Oh that quilt is soooo pretty.. just love the soft colors.. xx

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  17. Sweet quilt, love all the pink hexies.

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  18. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!

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