Happy, happy Friday! I love Fridays especially since I am gearing into vacation mode. I did quilt four quilts this week and I was so excited to have the quilts all completed that in my haste I mailed them off without taking pictures. Yes, I know I'm bad. I did take a picture of what will be a tablerunner. Actually, I was just testing out a pattern (and isn't it just lovely) that Nancy Haacke www.digitizedquiltingpatterns.com has on her October Masters Club page. I love this pattern, it gives a lot of movement and dimension to the quilt. I did use two layers of Hobbs 80/20 on the tablerunner and I used Glide thread in red. I think for just practicing on a pattern I got a cute tablerunner with hardly any effort.
I am excited because I will be on a quilt retreat part of next week. I will be attending the Threads of Mine quilt retreat to be held at the Farmstead Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana. I mean what more could you want, Shipshewana, quilters, quilt shops, JoJo's Pretzels, Garden Gate Cafe (which serves absolutely scrumptous soups, sandwiches, etc). Jane O and I will probably make JoJo's one of our first stops when we hit Shipshewana. I will indulge in a JoJo's pretzel and a Vanilla Coke and I don't care what the calorie count is for that combination. Maybe, I'll just walk back to the Farmstead and burn some of those calories off. I am trying to choose how many quilt projects I think I will be able to complete. I do want to make a Chevron Quilt that the Missouri Start Quilt Company showed as one of their tutorials. I like simple piecing projects with lots of color. I plan to use one layer cake of white by Moda and a Joy layer cake by Kate Spain as my project materials. I decided I wanted another Christmas quilt so the Joy fabric will fit the bill. I already have in mind to use a snowman digitized quilt pattern by Nancy Haacke for this quilt. Since I belong to Nancy's Master Club and she sent us a snowmen pattern I just know this quilt will look spectacular. The chevron quilt without borders finishes at 72 x 86 and I plan to add an 8-10" border so this should make a nice size quilt once it is completed. I can hardly wait to get started on this quilt. (Can you tell I'm excited?!!!!)
Have a great weekend everyone. Blessings to all.