Saturday, January 25, 2014

retreat! retreat!

It's almost time for Quilt Retreat again and I've been gathering fabric, patterns and quilty bits together.  I've got several new projects in the works and while making my list I decided this is the year of the Pre-Cut in my sewing!  Each project involves a different type of pre-cut and I can't wait to break open these pretty bundles.  :)
#1 - test layout postage stamp

Project #1 - Postage Stamp quilt
 I'll be using a good number of the mini charm packs I've collected pair with Kona Glacier.  It'll be fun to mix all the different lines together.  Also, I won't have to cut hundreds of little squares myself to make a patchwork quilt! (win!) 
all my mini charms!

Project #2 - Twister
Actually I've already started this one - couldn't resist!  It uses a charm pack of High Street and the Twister ruler.  Super excited about this one - just need to get some border fabric and I'll be ready to go twisting again.
charm layout

Project #3 - Get a Clue!
A mash-up of P.S. I quilt's Impromptu pattern & a layer cake of the Nancy Drew fabric line & Kona Shadow as the background fabric.  I plan to make 2 lap sized quilts and gift one to a friend who loves to read.  (pix to come)

Project #4 - Hexies
A fun little project to try my hand at Y-seams again.  The first go round with these didn't work too well, but I've learned a lot since then so I'm hoping it will be easier this time.  I've got a Honeycomb of Happy-Go-Lucky and matching solids.  (pix to come)

Project #5 - GS Quilt
Already a quilt top, this is on the list because it uses a Jelly Roll of Girl Scout fabric.  I told you it was the year of the pre-cut! (remember this?)

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Lots going on over here so stay tuned for more!


  1. It's time to quilt, quilt, quilt!

  2. I've started collecting mini charm packs for a postage stamp quilt too! It will be so nice to not have to cut all those tiny squares!

  3. Love all the ideas for pre cuts - I have a bunch of them in my sewing room. That postage stamp quilt idea really calls my name.

  4. I love your jelly roll Girl Scout quilt. I have a bunch of fabric left over from my troop's quilt that I could chop into strips. Great idea!

  5. A quilt retreat, how fun! Looks like you have lot of fun projects to work on, have a great time!

  6. OOOOH the Kona Glacier is going to be awesome with the mini charms!