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November 12th, 2013 by Annette

Virtual Quilting Retreat

One weekend a month, my dear friend Terri hosts a Virtual Quilting Retreat.  The goal is to spend two full days working on any project you like and leave your family to fend for themselves just as though you were out of town at a regular retreat.

This past weekend I managed to “attend” the retreat on Sunday.

First, I finished a second zip mesh bag – a smaller version (approx 10″ square).

Next, I pieced and fused the first two blocks of the Critter Christmas Block of the Month quilt (the penguins got me, what can I say?)

 

This is my first fusible applique quilt and it is incredibly simple to do when the pieces are already cut and prepped for you.  All I had to do was peel off the paper and iron away.  Figuring out the order to do them was the hardest part and for someone that likes puzzles, like me, it was fun.

Once all the bits are stuck together, it’s time to blanket stitch around the edge and add some other small surface embroidery.  I finished the mitten square on Sunday.

We shall see what next month’s retreat brings 🙂

I will say, having a copious stash of DMC made the choosing of floss colors a quick process 🙂  I started the duck/penguin block on Sunday eve and finished it off last night (as shown by this really lousy picture….welcome fall in AZ):