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Here is my Sweet Pink Half-Square Waste Triangle Mini Quilt

While I was making my Southern Spin quilt, I sewed an extra seam on the other side of my drawn line and kept these little goodies in a plastic strawberry container forever. I knew I'd use them someday. There are really tiny. Just one inch with the seam allowance.

Southern Spin and my Waste Triangles

First I made this quilt called Southern Spin. The pattern called for lots of half-square triangles and that meant lots of waste. I just couldn't throw these sweet pink little triangles away. I knew I would use them someday. That's when I found about Waste Triangle quilts.

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Retreat Progress

Getting a lot done today. I love retreats!!

First on the to do list was send some goodies and letters to my soldiers who are deployed. Thanks to Susan who recommended the Soldier's Angels Writing Team to me. I have a few guys and one gal that I write to. I sent them some sweet treats today. Guess what I had for breakfast? Hot Tamales. It didn't fit in my box, so I ate them. I'm bad.

Last night I finished my Thread Catcher or Quilter's Catch All. My friend Carol designed the pattern. I might put some kits up for sale in my store.

Today I attacked the massive stack of 180 blocks for my Trail Mix. I have 9 rows sewn together and I think I have 9 more to go. I am not really liking the thing. But I will finish it up and then decide later.

Retreat Progress

All right, I am not going blind. Just a massive inflammation from bad mascara. Ladies, throw out that old stuff you've been hanging on to and get a new mascara wand.

Now back to quilty things. I finished a Quilter's Catch All but ran short on time to take a photo of it in the daylight. Come on back tomorrow and take a peek.

I started putting my blocks together for my Trail Mix Quilt. There are 180 blocks. Some of the teenie tiny squares are cut 1 1/4 inch before seam allowances.

Here is what I made in advance preparing for this fun retreat:

32 Four-Patch Blocks
38 Double-Four Patch Blocks
44 Triple Four-Patch
24 Double Nine-Patch Blocks
42 Nine-Patch Blocks


So now that all the blocks are done, I am starting to put them together. Quilt Police don't come here. With teenie tiny squares finished at 3/4 inch, I need to tell you that I am not the most accurate 1/4 inch seam sewer.

Now for some fun stuff

I am a having a pretty neat Give-Away at this time. You can have a chance to win this adorable KP Kids Halloween Tote bag just by signing up for my newsletter. It can be great for your kids to haul in their halloween treats, you can also use it for yourself and make quite a fashion statement. Drawing will be held on October 4, 2009.

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Halloween Treat Give-Away

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Labor Day Weekend Retreat

Okay Ladies, I am revved up and ready to start retreating all weekend. But I woke up with pink eye this morning. Did you ever see a “one-eyed” quilter? It’s not pretty. Now that means a bit of time away from my sewing room and a trip to my eye doctor. WHAAA!!! I got lots of new things ready to put in my store ready yesterday and I got all of my give-aways ready for my blog too. I guess I will up load all of that after I know what exactly is going on with my eye. We are not working for a whole 4 days. YIPPEE. I’ll check in later.

You can also take a peek at our progress as the weekend unfolds here:


Happy Quilting