Irish Lake Quilter

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Some Finishes and Retreat!

The first several days of the New Year brought some finishes! Those UFOs have been lurking in my closet for a long, long time. One of the first ones was a Boy Scout quilt that only needed to have the borders taken off and made less wavy. Ready for the long arm! The fabric was given to me by a friend who knows that all the men in my life have been involved in scouting in some way or another. An easy one, but done!!

Some Project Linus ones almost ready to take to retreat on Friday.......

.........and an applique BOM from Apple Blossom Quilts. This will go to the new lake cottage in the spring. I took some liberties with the pattern and am happy that it is finished, ready for the long arm!

There are a couple more finishes that I've accomplished here but I'll post them later. it is so exciting to get them out of the closet! Now I can start some new ones??? :>)

The annual Project Linus Retreat is this weekend and I'll be happy to see all those wonderful ladies who devote so much time to this great charity. It is always a fun, food-filled, laugh-til-you-cry kind of weekend. That area of Indiana has been hammered by lake effect snow so it will be a winter wonderland when we all get there but we won't mind the snow at all. It doesn't get much better than a quilty weekend with friends. Life is good.

1 comment:

Betweens said...

I just love your apple blossoms quilt. I have all the patterns prepped and waiting but have to finish some UFO`s first. I am so jealous you have yours ready to be quilted. It looks awesome. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous pattern you did fantastic!!