For this Marin Autumn Retreat, I took another weekend trip to Tie-Land.
Working with the last blue shirt and two-dozen ties, I used the ‘string block’ method to make a four blocks for the pillow top and plan four solid blocks out of wool trousers for the backside.
My goal is to complete 8 pillows, so I’ll need to cut the last 23 ties very judiciously to make this work.
A flurry of quilting activity since the beginning of the year has culminated in two entries into a biennial quilt exhibition March 5 & 6.
First, I’ll finish the Shirt Pocket Quilt. Since it’s a pillow-top border, it’s easy enough to smooth it flat on the living room futon for handwork. Besides, I don’t possess a proper quilt frame. I stitched a simple 1” border and quilted stitch-in-the-ditch along each shirt block. This ‘easy’ part took me about 28 hours.
Friday September 10-12, 2010
Although delayed in posting this, I wanted to chronicle another fabulous weekend event at the Marin Headlands working on this necktie quilt and it’s companion Shirt Pocket Quilt.
There’s nothing like having three full days to focus on Kreativity!
Earlier this spring, I got the call asking if I could fill in for an attendee who was unable to make the March quilting retreat. Would I be able to swing it last minute? Would I ever!
I have been percolating several projects for the past 2-9 years without scheduling time to complete them. How fabulous to have this offered now!