I’m BAAACK, Part 2

By now, I’m firmly convinced I should’ve taken the rest of the week off to recover from quilt retreat overload.  For those who think quilting is populated by blue haired lil old ladies sitting quietly and participating in conversational topics of the dignified variety, I say NOT!  It’s also a seriously strenuous physical activity.  I hurt from my neck down to my fingers and my stomach hurts from laughing so much.  Do you think I could claim workers’ comp for quilt related strain?  Eh, probably not.

I managed, in a leap of intellectual genius, to leave integral parts of my BOM kit at home so those didn’t get done.  I am now four months behind.  Sigh.

I did a bit of embroidery and some cross stitch which I haven’t done in an age.

This needle case is made from wool scraps that magically appeared in my stash.  Seriously, I’ve no idea from whence they came.  The pansy is crocheted (?).  (Sorry, I don’t know knitting from crocheting.  Obviously, I don’t do either one.)  My mom and aunt think my great-grandmother may have made it. 

Everybody wins a door prize at Nancy’s retreats.  Thank you, Nancy!  What quilter doesn’t like free fiber gifts?  I got to pick a King of the Ranch charm pack from Moda and made this baby-sized rag quilt.  After it’s popped through the wash/dry cycle, it’ll look way more raggedy.  Is that a word?  The brown border I cut a bit longer so it looks like leather fringe.  This was another one of those at the ass-crack of dawn finishes.

My aunt worked on this top over the weekend…it’s made entirely of individually cut 2 1/2 inch squares.  No strip piecing on this baby!

I’m a huge fan of black and white quilts.  It took me two days to pick out the secondary pattern.  That’s me…sharpest tool in the shed.

The last thing I started was a Moda Bake Shop kit that had one Honey Bun and three stacks of 2 1/2 inch squares.  I’ve quite possibly lost whatever’s left of my ever lovin’ mind with this one…

Oh, goodie, another WIP!

Poor Lennie the Featherweight…she worked like a dawg all weekend and didn’t give me a bit of lip.  Do you think she could share that talent with the Co-Defendants?

Well, it’s back to the real world for me now.  No one to cook my lunch and dinner today…boohoo.  I’m off to the grocery.  Or maybe I’m just off…

Happy quilting, y’all!


  1. Looks like you stayed busy. I really want to go to another retreat. I like the part of meals prepped and sewing at all hours!I really like the rag quilt and, yes, raggedy is a word. Haven't you ever heard of Raggedy Ann?? (She is the doll I identify with. I am just a Raggedy Ann in a Barbie doll world.)As I recall from an old sewing machine manual, you sewing machine is HAPPIER if you use it regularly. I will bet Lennie feels great right now. All warmed and loosened for more sewing!

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