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Projects in the Works

Once I had no deadlines to meet with my past job, I decided to list the sewing projects I wanted to complete.  I had no idea there were so many.  I am really excited about getting to start on them because they have been set aside for so long.  Some of the projects, I have already purchased the pattern and fabric.  All I need is the time to work on them. 
This is one of the earliest projects I have not gotten done.  This is Heather Feather by Sarah Vedeler.  Sarah is an amazing digitizer.  I love her applique quilts.  Each shape has beautiful machine stitching on top of the applique shape.  I shopped hard for the fabric for the applique shapes and finally purchased when we went to Intercourse, PA last year.  I also have an Accuquilt Go Cutter with these dies.  This should be a snap to make.  This would be a quilt I would want to have custom quilted.  Possibly a quilt show entry.  We will see.

This is a variation layout of the quilt Go Be Dazzled, again by Sarah Vedeler.  The original layout was too intimidating to me but this one speaks to me.  I am not crazy about the fabric colors but it displays well here to see the details in the applique shapes.  I have not purchased fabric for this quilt, so this will be placed behind the quilts I have purchased fabric for.

This is a pattern included with the Jazzalicious Quilt design collection, again by Sarah.  I have completed this one.  There is another one with reversed fabric that I need to complete to get the set done.  These applique shapes are the same shapes as in the Heather feather, just using a different placement with the shapes.

I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt but knew I would never get it made the conventional way with all the little fabric pieces.  Enter Hoopsisters with their "in the embroidery module" pieced blocks.  I have all the fabric purchased for this quilt.  One of the wonderful things about this quilt is that the quilting is included in the embroidery design.  Once the blocks are made, I will sew the blocks together and the quilt will be finished.  That means quilted and bound.  What a deal!!

All of the projects listed here are all applique in the embroidery module.  Of course the easiest way to complete these is with my wonderful Bernina 830.  I never take my 830 on quilt retreats so all of this will be completed at home.  This is half of the projects I want to do on my 830.  I have four more projects.  Another day, I will show some of the projects that are just pieced so I can take them on quilt retreats.

Quilt retreats are so much fun.  They are a get away time from the phone, distractions, and interruptions to sew, sleep, and occasionally eat.  I get an amazing amount of sewing done in the company of like minded friends.  One of the perks of a quilt retreat is getting the perspective of other quilters on my creations which makes the final result much better.

These are some wonderful

These are some wonderful projects Sandie, I have a couple of those on my bucket list too! I hope you get time to make them all! Merry Christmas!

Thanks CJ!

Thank you CJ. I hope I get them all done also. I have several that don't require my Bernina 830 that I will taken on retreats with me. Merry Christmas to you. Stay home and stay warm.