Monday, October 4, 2021

Monday Meandering 10 - 4 - 2021

What a great retreat!  It was so wonderful to see so many quilting friends this past weekend.  I suspect we all chatted way more than we normally do since a lot of us hadn't seen each other for years!  

First here are 2 photos of my fabric purchases.

The two bottom fabrics are the Ombre Fabrics I am using for my long cabin -- a lighter green and lighter pink.  I have 51 blocks finished but I want to make it bigger than the pattern shows.  I hope to get more made soon. 
The right hand side fabric will be the Glorified 9 Patch border.  The original border just detracts from the quilt way too much.  The other two fabrics were on sale and spoke to me.  I have used up a lot of my oranges-yellows so that explains the taxi cab yellowish orange. Hum, it goes with the border so  maybe the two fabrics will go into something else together. Black and white?  Doesn't everyone need those colors together? 

Sharon won some of these blocks and made more.  She was able to make her blocks, sew them together and border them.  Voila finished top! 
I was able to put together most of my economy blocks.  I realized I hadn't cut several of the cream fabric on on the straight of grain so the resulting pieces were slightly short.  Sigh.  I'll get those done this week, hopefully.  (It's hard to see but 3 blocks are missing the rest of their pieces.) 

Let's look at last week's goals: 


Quilt 1 charity quilt

Take Bernina in for spa treatment

Prep one last kit, sew it together at retreat! -- prep was done, sewed 19 strip sets together

Sew 16 patch sawtooth stars -- started but not finished

Start on economy blocks -- all but 3 blocks done

Have a great time at retreat

And this week's list:


Quilt purple and pink baby/charity quilt

Finish last 3 economy blocks and start sewing together

Finish flying geese for 16 patch sawtooth stars 

Read and lounge around

I may have put too much on my list.  I'm ready for some down time this week. 

I'm linking with the following linky parties:

Oh Scrap

Monday Making 

Design Wall Monday 

To Do Tuesday 

I'm leaving you with a touch of fall.  The retreat was near Harrisonburg, VA.  The leaves were just barely turning up there.  I enjoyed seeing them, especially the little red leaf that had caught on my bumper. 

Fall is hardly showing at home.  But I bet we'll be seeing falling colorful leave in the next few weeks. 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. sounds and looks like you had a smashing time! this new england gal can't relate to hot october

  2. sounds like a great retreat! you'll get your goals done in a jiffy as you are sew close!

  3. Happy you had a good time visiting, sewing, and shopping while at the retreat. Both of my Bernina’s had spa treatments this summer. I retrieved the second one on Friday. I’m thrilled that my oldest machine has finally been repaired: it was an expensive summer for that one. Love the single red leaf on your bumper - pretty.

  4. So glad to hear you had a wonderful time at retreat! Nice fabric acquisitions too!!

  5. Sounds like you had a fabulous time Bonnie . It is always nice to get together with quilting friends. Your Economy blocks are so pretty. You are moving right along. Have a great week and happy quilting.

  6. You did great on your list! Love your economy blocks. Glad you had a good retreat and hope you get some downtime, in spite of your list. ;)

  7. Too Much On My To-Do List will be the title of my autobiography, I’m afraid. And yet you are still checking them off like a champ! I’m glad a good time was had by all at the retreat and your economy blocks are looking fabulous.


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