Passing Down Crazy

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Weekend Retreat


On Thursday I showed you this:

Would you like to see the contents of my pretty new organizational system?  (Maybe if I bought about 50 more, I could clean my sewing room!!!)

There were two projects in this box.  They’re both finished.  I can’t show them to you yet.  Notice the two bindings on the right side of the box?  That’s all you get to see.  Give me a couple of weeks and I’ll have them quilted and ready to show off.

Well, that was exciting!  Now on to box two.

This was the quilt I started before I knit through the Olympics.  On Friday, I put the first border on and realized I didn’t have the background fabric with me to do the second border.  (We only live about 3 miles from My Hero’s office, but I was too lazy to run home.)  So I pieced the next border.  I should be able to finish this in about an hour.  Unfortunately, I need to spend about 8 hours cleaning my sewing room first.

This box I didn’t touch:

I’ve been waiting forever for Frolic to come out.  I just love it.  Unfortunately, this fabric matches absolutely nothing in my house.  I decided to purchase a layer cake so I could play with it, but not have a ton of money invested in it.  I’m going to make Easy As Cake, a free pattern on Moda Bake Shop.

Here’s another fun project that is going to take forever.

Moose On The Porch Quilts is doing a jelly roll sampler quilt-along.  You choose a jelly roll and some background fabric.  Every two weeks another designer will publish a block.  It’s free! Check it out.  I’m using Birdie by Me and My Sisters for Moda.  It’s such a happy line of fabric.

And now for the box that occupied my Friday night and all of Saturday.

I made a ton of flying gees blocks and I have a ton left to do!  This is Oz by Sanae for Moda.  (I love ordering from Fat Quarter Shop.  Talk about speedy shipping!)  This fabric has my name all over it.  I think this quilt will go on our bed in the bus.

Here’s the pattern.

It’s called Setting Sail and it’s in the Terry Atkinson book called Time Out Quilts.

We had a really fun retreat.  There was knitting, scrapbooking, and quilting involved.  Oh, and lots of eating and laughter.  I came home so tired that I was in bed by midnight the last two nights.  That’s early for me!

And, yes, I’m knitting!  That’s for the next post because this one is already too long!

I’m off to dig out the laundry room and sewing room today.  Actually….that may take the next several days!  Wish me luck…and perseverance.  I’m not the most disciplined person in the world.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

7 thoughts on “Weekend Retreat

  1. Holy smokes – my mouth is watering! I love, love, love every project in those wonderful project boxes. Can I come play with you? You have some fabulous ‘toys’. 🙂

  2. You’re probably glad I’m not coming over for coffee-I-don’t-drink today. I want to dig deeper in those boxes to see all the loveliness more closely. Some kind of help is the kind of help we really don’t need. Good luck with your clean-out. Stay focused, friend.


  3. I love your fabric choices. Makes me want to take out my quilting also. the colors are so inspiring.

  4. wow you did have a productive time!! and i do love the organizational system.. i need to update mine!!

  5. Wonderful, wonderful – each of them!

  6. “I’m not the most disciplined person..”!!! Ha! I’ve never seen anybody knit or quilt like you do! I can’t wait to see what you do with these fabrics. I’m still reeling over that last sweater!

  7. I’d love to see pics of your sewing room! I’m thinking you have a lot of goodies in there.

    The Jelly Roll BOM has been calling to me. It sounds fun.

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