Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Some finishes and beginnings

In my last post, I was off to a retreat.  Now I'm back and although it's been a few days, I thought I'd better show you some of the things that I finished before I ship them off. 

First there were five Christmas table runners that I started last September but didn't quite get finished in time for Christmas 2010.  We've all been there, right?  They were made with a Jelly Roll from a pattern by Tivoli Quilt Creations.

Then I made some little bags using up some Moda charm squares. 

The pattern is from the Moda Bake Shop and can be found here.  I used four different charm packs; Oasis, Summer Breeze, Antique Fair, and Collections for a Cause - Faith.  The pouches took so few charms that I have plenty left over to make other items.

Oh and then there was the retreat block.  When four of the blocks were put together and placed on point, they looked like this.

However, when several were placed on a design wall, look what happened.

Some said it looks like propellors and others like rooster tails.  I was not the fortunate one to win the blocks.
The balance of the time was spent visiting and cajoling with fellow retreatees (is there such a word?).  The retreat ended just in time to get organized for our Guild's first meeting of the 2011/2012 year.

Till the next time remember, Creative minds are rarely tidy.


nicolette said...

I’ve been there with Christmas Projects and luckily there’s a new Christmas every year! Love the propeller look of the red and white blocks.

Vicki said...

I love the broken heart blocks too. I used to make things for family for christmas, but that weren't interested - really! so I have been let off the hook, although sometimes I wish I had someone to make those special things for.

What Comes Next? said...

looks like you had a good productive time! I have a few of those Christmas gifts kicking around here, too! Like Vicki, most of my family just isn't interested, so I lose focus and they get tucked away, to reappear at some later date

JB said...

You may have been behind last year, but you are way ahead of the game this year. What an interesting pattern. My first impression was of hearts. Nice job of piecing!