Monday, June 20, 2011

New Project

I've decided that I'm going to start a new project.  I have been traveling and working and have neglected my poor sewing machine.  I had one more weekend lecture/class this weekend and this coming weekend I get to go on a personal retreat.  I'm so excited to go, hang out with some friends and sew! 

I need to have some projects to work on so I've come up with a few.  First, as you know, I have a new ruler out.  It's called the Fit to be Quarter and there is a free pattern included with the ruler.  The quilt that is featured in the ruler is currently on "tour" and I haven't seen it since Market.  That means that I don't have a sample to bring with me when I lecture.  I decided to make another version.  This time in my favorite color, RED!  Here is what I have chosen so far. 



Now, you would think that I would have oodles of red to use and wouldn't need to add to them...wrong!  I am missing 2 and will need to hunt for some more fabric.  Darn!  Fortunately, we will be doing a bit of shop hopping when we go for our retreat.  I'm sure that I will be able to find some wonderful reds to add, don't you think?  Aren't they yummy?!

As most quilters do, when I go for a weekend retreat, I bring more projects than I could possibly get done in a weekend.  I am trying to figure out what else I want to do.  Sometimes when we go on these retreats, we make little projects.  Zippy Strippy bags, pin cushions...the list goes on.  I'm thinking that I might work on some new projects that I will be using in an upcoming blog hop that I'm hosting.  Keep tuned to see what I come up with. 

Hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy the warmer weather and also fit in a bit of sewing!

2 comments:

Strlady said...

Great reds! I'm headed to my sister's today so I will finally get my hands on your new ruler. Yeah me! I'll be heading to my own retreat at the end of July. Love those darn retreats. They are so addicting. I usually take four projects but make sure I include an easy one in case I get the immediate gratification bug. Hope you have fun!

Candace said...

Happy summer, Monique! Your reds are gorgeous - I have an entire dresser drawer full of them - if you were close I would invite to over to "shop the drawer"! I can't wait to see what you do with them! Have a great time on your retreat!
Cheers!