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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Project Linus---Here Three Come

Getting caught up again on quilting the Project Linus quilts and will have a huge pile to take to the drop off center this Saturday in McKinney. Yippee!!!! It always feels good to get caught up. I think I have 3 more to quilt and there is one more in Maynard's pile, plus three of mine.

The names of these three quilts are: Tumbling Tumbleweeds; PlayStation Trains; and Charming Butterflies. The first one is one of the challenge quilts from my challenge way back when. The second is a panel. The third is a charm squares mystery quilt. You start with the yellow squares in certain positions and then cut along the diagonals, sew back together and they magically appear along the borders as triangles. Really neat!

I've been busy cutting out fabric and getting my own kits made, to have them ready to sew at a retreat that I am going to next week----3 days of sewing, and visiting and laughing and don't forget the eating. We have divided up the meals, so only have to worry about dessert for one meal on one night----I'm making banana pudding. Yummy! This is such a nice way to do the food. Everyone is one their own for breakfast and then we share lunch and dinner and everyone brings snacks to share. We eat VERY well.

The retreat center is just so nice. It is called Create-Away Cottage and has everything just perfect for a great quilt retreat. The lighting is the best and the rest of the accommodations couldn't be any better. I'm so looking forward to it!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



Terry said...

Love the little train quilt! It's adorable! :0)

Debi said...

Quilts are adorable. Have fun for the both of us next week!

Allie said...

Those are darling, Jan - have a great time at your retreat! I looked at the website and it looks like a GREAT place!

Barb said...

I know that you do these quilts regardless of the contest over at Ebony's...so when you say get caught up...do you have a certain goal to reach each year? Your own personal goal?