Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cramming.


I feel like I'm cramming for an exam.
Just in case I don't have enough to do on our retreat this weekend I started cutting out this quilt last night.  Its called Daisy Dreams, it has instructions for cot and queen size.  I've decided to make it queen size for our guest room and to use as a shop sample.  I don't have a lot of big quilts so I thought it was a good chance to make a larger one.  Nothing like a retreat to get you motivated in the quilting department.  

There are 21 of these flowers to applique on.  I'm ironing them all on this morning.  I'm going to have a quick trip to town tomorrow to stock up on some extra thread for hand stitching.

My little helper "sorting" the pins for me.  She's really good, has never put any in her mouth and is so careful picking them up.  Very cute to watch.

12 comments:

  1. A very good helper indeed, that doesn't eat the pins! That's very cute :) I've decided to use the charm squares I bought (they arrived - they're lovely!! Thanks Julie x) in the quilt I've been planning for Peanut. I'm going to attempt it on my weekend away at Sewjoun soon - wish me luck!! I'll need it, since I don't know what the hell I'm doing.

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  2. Hey Julie! So ... HOW long are you going to be away to get all of this stitching done?!?! Tee! Hee! Hee! I load myself up when I go on holidays, then either do none, start something completely different or do so little that I may as well have left everything at home and packed extra books!! Can't wait to see the results of your coming stitching frenzy! Love your little helper, too - such concentration on that little face! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  3. oh wow....how little miss is growing up!!!! wow she looks like patrick in this photo. keira has always been into my pins, needles, buttons and little things...freaks justin out but no accidents yet!

    oh have fun on your retreat!
    Corrie:)

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  4. Hope you girls have a fantastic time. I'm going on my first retreat next month with some friends in Queensland - feel a bit like you, getting so much ready to take.

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  5. So lucky to be able to have a whole uninterrupted weekend stitching and quilting (and chatting) I'm envious.
    take care
    Pip

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  6. This is a great start for little Missy - great for co-ordination - skills - have fun on your retreat!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  7. Love the quilt...have a fun break!

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  8. It's been ages since I've been blog hopping. Yours was the first stop. Your little helper is beautiful. I love the quilt your working on. What fun to getaway and quilt til your hearts content. Enjoy it all!!!

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  9. Wow! Sounds like you have all your work cut out for you!!! lol! Literally! 8-)
    Have fun at your retreat Julie! Just remember, too much wine and merry making makes of sloppy stitchings! lol! 8-)
    Enjoy your "Mom" time away...

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  10. I've always wondered how to sew on shapes, like these daisy, onto a quilt. do you iron the edge over?

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  11. Its going to be a lovely quilt but that baby is just gorgeous !

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  12. The snap of your little sorter made me smile. Lucas is 20 and up until 8 months ago we shared the same area eg my sewing stuff was in the back room after he had had mates over I would quite often find all my pins on my pin cushion sorted into neat areas of colour. LOL It starts young and continues on.

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