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Retreat with LILYGAL

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Well another quilt retreat with LILYGAL is history. We had a fabulous time and I feel like I accomplished a great deal. Plus, it is always fun to see the amazing things other people are creating and is always a great group of women (and one man this year).

At any rate, my main project was my oldest UFO. I've been working on cutting and making the arcs for a double wedding ring quilt. This is something I saw years ago while with my sisters and decided I would tackle. I had it in my head I had to get ALL the arcs done before starting the process. Well, I had to change that mindset or I would likely have never started putting together since I've taken on a monster of sorts. I want it to be an oversize king quilt so it hangs just how I want it to.

So I spent the weekend getting the arcs I'd turned before I left ironed in place and then sewn in place so I could start putting the blocks together and then putting rows together. I just had to see it come together. I managed 3 full rows and have a fourth row in the works. I thought I'd share thus far and my goal is to have it COMPLETED to take to next year's retreat to share.

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AMARILYNH 12/18/2013 9:15AM

    Wow - gorgeous!! That is an heirloom you are working on - amazing!! emoticon

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DAS92687 11/26/2013 1:46PM

    That is beautiful !!

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LOUISEH54 11/26/2013 10:31AM

    It"s beautiful! Now that you've started assembling the blocks it will go so much faster. I can't wait to see it finished.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/25/2013 9:43AM

    It's beautiful! Way more than I would be willing to tackle.

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ROCKYCPA 11/25/2013 8:47AM

    What a beautiful quilt - such intricate work. You will get it done this year!

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LILYGAL 11/25/2013 8:31AM

    Weezie, you did a wonderful job and just think you didn't have to use "Jack" at all!!! It is beautiful and I especially love the colors that you picked out. It was a great time and I hope that we can do it for years to come. I'm already looking forward to next year. And next year we'll both do "show & tell"!!

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PJSTIME 11/25/2013 6:57AM

    That is a huge project but you have a good start now and it looks beautiful. I'm sure you will have it for show and tell next year. Glad you and Lilygal had a good time,

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MILMOM2000NEW 11/25/2013 6:29AM

    Oh it's beautiful! I SO wish I could quilt! LOVE quilts! :)

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NEW-CAZ 11/25/2013 3:17AM

    Beautiful! You are very talented.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/24/2013 11:35PM

    Lovely!

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TOWHEE 11/24/2013 9:56PM

    You've done a marvelous job on that quilt. I love the look, but it's too intimidating for me to try.
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PROUDNM1987 11/24/2013 7:25PM

    That is gorgeous!!!! I LOVE quilts! We have one that my husbands grandmother made many years ago on our bed now!! Thank you for sharing..I know that has to be hard work!

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RENATA144 11/24/2013 7:14PM

  Keep up the great work !!!

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