Monday, March 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday and results of my Stay at Home retreat

The Civil War Diary quilt blocks are some of my favorite ones made so far. And I haven't said that about many of them, really!! These little 6 inch blocks can pack some graphic impact and tons of little pieces. I have been sorting through my scraps and snippets of fabrics in the color palette I chose. I have 40, of 121, blocks left to do.

I also quilted half of a queen sized quilt. It is a quilt top that our church made for a charity several years ago and it was never finished. The groups disbanded and it sat. Since the long arm has came into my life, this quilt came up and I wanted to finish it. It will go to a shelter that our church conference sponsors. Oops, picture will post later.

I wanted to make the weekend special as I was going to be alone because the boys were going to camp. Poor DS he was very ill with a 103 temp and bronchitis. No camp for him but DH had to go chaperon. I had a very special weekend. I made bread, we ate frozen pizza and brownies. Stuff diets don't recommend much of!! I worked on all the things I wanted to.

The spring cleaning and organizing is coming along. I am going through the kitchen right now. I have until the end of the month and I think I will make it!

9 comments:

Mary said...

Your are being very productive with setting a deadline for your cleaning. I love this batch of Civil War blocks.

Stephanie said...

Very nice, Vicki! Hope everyone is feeling better at your house. Thanks for taking on that unfinished quilt! :)

Jackie said...

Congrats on your block finishes! I've not made blocks that size yet. All those many little pieces can be a bit intimidating.

I hope your son is feeling much improved!

Chris said...

A stay at home retreat is such a great idea. I think I need one too!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very productive! Look forward to seeing what you are quilting.

Tamera said...

Only 40 left! You're on the downhill slide

QuiltSwissy said...

Very interesting. I love what you said, a six inch block can have a lot of visual impact. You could write a book on that statement alone!

glen

Barb in Mi said...

Nice CW blocks! And your retreat at home sounded like a success, hope everybody is back to decent health!

Kate said...

Very pretty blocks, love your colors. Glad your stay at home retreat was such a success.