Friday, July 12, 2013

It's a Sew-cation!

So we've decided my at home retreat should be called a sew-cation.  Regardless of what it's called I hope you get to have one soon, even if it's only for one day.

I had a little set back on Wednesday, a storm blew through Wednesday afternoon knocking out the power for 3 hours!  I used the time to do some picking up around the house, sort some laundry, and eat some ice cream.  (I wasn't sure how long the power would be out and I didn't want it to go to waste)

But I still managed to accomplish a lot.

Know what you get when you add this, 


to this?



You get this!


Three borders and this one will be done!

I'm still working on my mini basket blocks and clown pants, look for updates next week.


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32 comments:

  1. Thelma it's really wonderful...love the sashing! Sounds like you had a great staycation...and I think eating that ice cream was a very good idea...don't want to waste it if the power was out for a while and it could have made a huge mess.

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  2. Stunning! Love everything about this one!

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  3. beautiful! looks great
    btw I love your reasoning for having to eat the ice cream!
    Kathie

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  4. another beauty as expected had some errands to run yesterday it takes all day when you live in the country if you have to get things sams groc.etc work today and all weekend no sew-cation for me I guess

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  5. Those storms seem to be causing lots of problems all over the country and we had a severe thunder storm yesterday morning in CT. Those sashing pieces really set off the blocks and looks like another beauty happening.
    Nice color variation happening too. Loving it.........

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  6. It's stunning! Great job! I need a sewcation!

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  7. I love the sashing with your blocks, takes it up another notch. Just the effect we quilters love. I like your staycation idea; it's almost too hot here in TX to travel even, the risks of breakdowns and the fight to keep everything alive in the yard including mature trees and shrubs - a summertime version of deep snow. Not a good time to leave home. But, a great time to hunker down and stitch for all you're worth. Might as well eat that ice cream if the power is out! Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

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  8. The blocks were pretty on their own but taken to a new level of stunningness (is that a real word?) with the addition of the sashing and red setting triangles. I need a sewcation of my own.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful Thelma...Enjoy your sew-cation...

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  10. It's a beautiful quilt. Glad you saved the ice cream.

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  11. Oh my gosh- you just keep knocking them out of the park!! Awesome!!

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  12. Wow, that sashing adds so much!

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  13. As always, it is beautiful! But all that ice cream must have taken its toll because now I'm wondering about your sanity.... clown pants?? Did I miss something?

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  14. Absolutely stunning. I do the exact same with our ice-cream when we get an unscheduled power outage.

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  15. I think it's amazing how you come up with just the right thing to take your quilts from great to spectacular! I would never in a million years be able to think up a particular sashing to go with a quilt. If it's not in the pattern, I'm sunk. I love following your blog to see all the amazing quilts you make!

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  16. Truly amazing quilt. Love your blog. I check every morning at break time at work.

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  17. Looks fantastic! The changes you make to patterns always turn out great. You should think about designing quilts

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  18. Just beautiful ! I would love a sewcation , lucky you ;-)

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  19. I need a sewcation, so i can get at least one project done and have some me time :-) lol Your little basket are just to cute.

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  20. Wow that is another stunner. Have a happy sewcation!

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  21. What a difference a sashing makes! It gave it the wow factor :)

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  22. Wow! That really pops the quilt! And I liked the blocks before you added this - but this looks sooo good! A sewcation is a great idea! I need to take one. Soon.! And I think mini retreats each day would be great too - a sewing therapy session...

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  23. Oh my! Who would have thought that sashing could have turned those lovely blocks into a FABULOUS quilt! Your quilts are always amazing. Now I'm going to say this quilt couldn't be better than it is now but I know I'll be smiling when I see the 3 borders you'll add!

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  24. Wow this is gorgeous!!! It just goes together so quickly under your skilled hands Thelma!!! ... Might need to organise a few of those sew-cations of my own!!! :D

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  25. Just love the way the pieced sashing added so much to those already-very-pretty blocks!

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  26. I like your thinking. When all else fails, eat icecream! The quilt looks so good with its sashings and setting triangles. Is it a small quilt or a bed quilt?

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  27. You've been so busy....I love the project...How big is it?

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  28. Quick thinking with the ice cream ;-)

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