Thursday, April 15, 2010

new books!

I'm getting ready to go on a quilting retreat and I'm just itching to start something new. I bought these 2 great books at Temecula Quilt Co and my head is full of new project ideas.
But I am resolved to be good and so I dug out a ufo I haven't done anything with in a long, long time. I posted about it here. I made a test block last night to see if I still remembered how to make this block. Only 11 more to go... :0)
I really have gone in a much scrappier direction since I started this quilt but I still love the fabric and I would like to finish it to use on my bed. A retreat ought to be just the place to work on it - with lots of lively conversation with friends to keep me from getting bored of making the same block in the same fabrics 11 more times. :0)
Happy Quilting!!

12 comments:

Barb said...

I love that block.....have fun at the retreat.

Quilt Hollow said...

A retreat...how fun! That is a nice looking block you have there!

Carrie P. said...

A great block to work on. I am with you, it might get a little boring doing all the same but friends will help it seem like fun. Have a great time.

CJ said...

I solomly pledge that I will not talk to you or in any other way distract you from your blocks this retreat.

Just kidding! :)

Can't wait!!

Crispy said...

Ooo pretty block!! You lucky girl, a retreat!! I know you will have tons of fun and come home with even more ideas LOL.

Crispy

Lori said...

It looks like you have your retreat sewing all lined up. Lovely block!! Great books!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love that block! The colors are sew pretty! Hope you have a fun time on your retreat!

MARCIE said...

I love both those books! Like you I am trying to force myself to finish up UFOs, but I don't know how long I can take it. My ADD is screaming to move on. What's a girl to do?

LC said...

This is a pretty block, and if you chain piece and chat, you will have those 11 done in no time!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Great looking block..your points all match and you have that perfect 1/4" around the edge! Love the colour choices too!

Valentina said...

Have a lovely time at your retreat! I love your block and those books look so interesting!
Have fun and tell us all about it upon your return!

Janet said...

If it were me, I'd churn out a few more blocks and still start something new at retreat. Have fun!