Now That’s Progress

I spent three days at the Threads of Mine quilt retreat in Shipshewana, IN. I traveled there with Darlene and Wanetha from my quilt guild. They were great traveling and quilting companions.  We had a wonderful group of quilters around us including Jennifer who got us stretching every 90 minutes 🙂

I took along the Topsy Turvy Nine Patch to finish. I started this quilt in a workshop with Judy Laquidara, finished the blocks at the first Shipshewana retreat and then ran into trouble. My pieced borders were longer, significantly longer than the quilt center. I removed the inner border and couldn’t cut another, wider border because I was out of fabric. So the top sat. I finally pulled it out again to figure out a plan and got it finished 🙂  i actually like the inner border of background fabric better because it floats the blocks 🙂

At last year’s retreat I was still working on the 2010 Bonnie Hunter mystery, Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll blocks.  This year I got the blocks sewn together.

I took along my Civil War BOTW by Barbara Brackman and got the setting blocks sewn.  I have three blocks that I’m going to re-do and then I can sew them together.   The remaining four blocks that will be in the corners of the borders.

I got to see Jill of Darling Jill Quilts.

Here’s Ruthie, on the left, of Threads of Mine who organizes the Shipshewana retreats.

 A big thank you, Ruthie, for another wonderful retreat.

There was, of course, some shopping time at Yoder’s and Lolly’s.  Here’s the additions to my stash, including some cheddars and greens from Jo Morton for the Grandmother’s Choice BOTW. and a 7 yard cut of a Barbara Brackman prints for the Civil War quilt….maybe for the borders and backing.


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  20.25 yards (Shipshewana purchases)
  • Fabric out: 7 yards  (TTNP top)
  • YTD Fabric in: 138.75 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 73 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 65.75 yards Hmmmm….I need to get RRCB and the civil war tops together!!

Happy Quilting, Cherie

6 thoughts on “Now That’s Progress

  1. Your Roll Roll Cotton Bowl quilt is beautiful. It is one of the nicest I have seen. I think it is because the string blocks are all light colors and then the quilt does not seem too busy. The pretty pink and green pieced blocks deserve to be the focus of this quilt! Great job!

  2. The Topsy Turvy quilt is so bright and spring looking. Very nice! Of course, I absolutely love RRCB. I was so sorry that I didn’t discover Bonnie’s site in time to do that mystery. You also did a nice job of enhancing your stash.

  3. I love that Topsy Turvy of Judy’s! Is it in one of her books? I thought it was in a magazine but I can’t find it anywhere. What a great retreat you had–sounds like a lot of fun was had by all.

  4. Cherie, You DID do some power sewing while at retreat. Your Topsy Turvy is so pretty it looks great with those greens and I love your RRCB. It’s one of the prettiest I’ve sedn to date. Was happy to see Darlene and Wanetha too. Looks like a fun retreat!

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