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TTMT #483 – #bffretreat2018 – Top it Off!



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TTMT #253 – Post-Retreat Extravaganza!

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2014 UFO To Do List

  1. HP Swap Quilt
  2. Vintage Quilt Top
  3. Churn Dash Quilt
  4. 10 Minute Block Quilt – Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  5. PoD Signature Quilt – Done!
  6. TABABOM Signature Quilt
  7. Embroidered Flower Quilt
  8. Topsy Turvy Trees
  9. Australia Quilt – fabric measured and organized
  10. Flannel orphan blocks – Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  11. Mustachio
  12. Misc. Blocks (orphan, blog hops, etc.) – four quilt tops made for donation!
  13. Garden Party blocks – quilt top made, needs quilting & binding. For donation.
  14. NAWWAL
  15. Wedding Quilt Orphan Blocks  – Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  16. 80s T-Shirts

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TTMT #103 – 359 Days

It literally took me ALL DAY to upload this video. Between a faulty internet connection and a really long video, I thought I would miss my first Tuesday since starting TTMT in 2009! Fortunately, I did *not* miss posting on Tuesday and I hope the video is worth the wait.

Herein lies massive post-quilt-retreat Show & Tell! There will be a photo post in the near future. I’m just waiting for a wee bit of sunshine so I can get fabulous out-of-doors photos!

New Project of Doom block tomorrow!



Pre-Treat Thoughts

It’s early (for a Saturday morning) and I’m giving myself this much time *holds up fingers* to try and get caught up before today’s Linus meeting.

I’m in hardcore pre-Retreat countdown mode. It’s kind of like going to a conn, the excitement, the planning, the lack of sleep…the big difference is there’s no hotel bill and the only costuming are our pjs.

Common interests? Check. Something to do every second of every day? Check. Food? Check! Fun? Check, check, check!

I’ve been putting together a list of what I’m taking and it just keeps growing. I think a couple of my UFO projects that I’m feeling kind of ‘meh’ about might stay behind.

So far, this is my list (you can several of these on my 2011 UFO post):

To finish:

  • Bear Paws
  • Christmas Quilt
  • HP Swap Quilt*
  • New York Beauty

*I have taken the HP swap blocks to the last two retreats and not touched them. The real problem is that I have no idea how I want to lay them out, so they just get transported back and forth. If I have time before Wednesday, I’m going to import all the photos into EQ7 and play with layouts. Maybe I can get inspired…

To Be Cut/Pieced:

  • POD blocks to be made – pre-sorted with fabric ready to go
  • LotR x-stitch gifted from Shae with mock-ups done in EQ7 so I can decide on the final layout
  • Green swap squares plus purple for 10 Minute Blocks
  • Churn Dash Blocks + shirting (need!) and red or brown fabric (also with EQ7 mock-ups)
  • 5 @ The Hive BOM blocks

Needs to be quilted…might take:

  • Wingless Wyrm
  • Sir Gareth’s Dragon
  • My Kitchen Window
  • Classic Film


  • Rope & Bag O’ Selvage for basket making
  • Secret Pattern and Fabric for Secret Project
  • Take triangles from exchange…just in case!

EQ7 Mock Up Layouts for LotR X-Stitch and Churn Dash:

LotR X-Stitch Mock Up

LotR X-Stitch Mock Up

LotR X-Stitch Mock Up

I have a whole set Churn Dash blocks that look similar to this one:
churn dash

These are some of the layouts I’ve thought about. The first one is my favorite, especially if I can find some shirting I like in the quilt shops we visit on the way down to Canyon Lake.

Churn Dash Mock Up

Churn Dash Mock Up

Churn Dash Mock Up

Churn Dash Mock Up

Any opinions or suggestions on the layouts? I’d love to hear them!