A Retreat Shocker

Those of you who know me well and have been following my blog are never going to believe what happened at this retreat.  It’s going to shock the socks right off your feet.  Really.  Are you sitting down?  Hang onto your hats, dear readers.  You’re never going to believe it.

I completed a whole project.

Shocking isn’t it?  This project was just a pile of fabric when we arrived here on Sunday evening.  Nothing precut or anything.  In fact the fabrics had to be sorted.  And auditioned.  And it’s finished.  Totally done.  Quilted and everything.  I know, I know.  I’ve just thrown you for a loop, haven’t I?  Try to collect yourself and I’ll show you the beautiful completed project.

But first I must tell you that this never would have happened if not for a big internet problem on Monday.  I blogged that morning and then for some reason the router didn’t want me online any longer.  Was it something I said, Mr. Router?  Whatever the reason he kicked me off the internet and I wasn’t able to get back on until Tuesday.

The good news?  I was able to sew.  What a novel idea.  Sewing at a quilting retreat!  I didn’t know it could be so fun.  So I got on a roll and completed a whole project.  Finished.  Done.  Never to be worked on at a retreat again.  Shocked, aren’t you?

OK – enough is enough.  I know you’re just dying to see a picture!  So here it is:

Isn’t it cute?  A fun little bag.  And it serves a very useful purpose.

It’s for my Kindle!  So I can throw it in my purse and have it protected.  In a cute little quilted bag.

And here’s the back side.  Aren’t you impressed?  Didn’t I tell you recently that I’m hooked on hexagons?  I hand pieced those little pieces using Inklingo, my new favorite quilting tool.  Then hand appliqued it to the little background.

One more pic from another angle.  Aren’t you just speechless?  Hey!  It’s a completed project.  A retreat first for me.  I hear you snickering out there.  It’s done.  Lined and everything. 

I bet you can’t wait to see what I did on Tuesday……

But next up?  Pics from around the design wall.  Works in progress.  And you’ll even get to see the progression!  Stay tuned…..

Still not believing I have something finished to take home,
Barb

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7 Responses to A Retreat Shocker

  1. kiotta says:

    It’s so beautiful!!! I love it!

  2. Sandi says:

    HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!! Cute little bag. You really hunkered down!!!!!

  3. Judy Terry Linn says:

    I am speechless. I am glad U are not! Silly Mr. Router!

  4. Bertha Mallard says:

    “They” say anything’s possible. And now I believe it!!!!! Have fun. You’ve earned the right.

  5. Ranch Wife says:

    I wondered why the earth was shaking. 🙂 Well done and such a cute project! Your hexies are the perfect addition.

  6. Jocelyn says:

    This is THE cutest bag!! Love it!

  7. Karen Smith says:

    That’s a really cute bag! Glad you had “time” to finish it. 🙂 And thanks for introducing me to Inklingo. I’m planning to try it this summer.

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