W.i.P. Wednesday 09

Last Saturday I spent eleven hours at a quilt retreat and had an amazing time. I took my sewing machine with me but never took it out of its case. I spent the day cutting fabric for several projects that I am ready to get started on. I cut fabric for two lego bags, one Christmas table topper, and one hounds tooth quilt top. I helped to make a quilt for a fellow Austin Modern Quild Guild member's new baby boy. I snacked on some yummy food, drank a couple of beers and of course chatted with all the other ladies at the retreat.
everything that I worked on at the retreat (or took with me but didn't work on)

solid blues for hounds tooth, the Amy Butler floral is a possible backing for this quilt
With the help of another of our cousins, Robin and I will be making a University of Texas at Austin quilt as a Silent Auction donation for this years Relay for Life event. We are calculating yardage and buying fabric this week and plan to put the quilt top together on an upcoming Saturday afternoon.
This year I am the team captain for my family's Relay for Life team Goertz Family Ties. You can make a donation to our team to help support the American Cancer Society in their quest to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by clicking on this link. Thank you for your support!

Back to sewing and current projects: 
my block for the AMQG Block Swap
t-shirts for a custom order quilt, this deadline is coming up fast
Soon I will have to post photos of the wedding stationery that I am designing for Robin. I also need to continue working on ironing and folding my fabric stash. It is a big undertaking and I work on it a little at a time. I need to make eleven more blocks for the AMQG Block Swap and it is hard to do when I can't easily look over the fabric that is available to me. 
Robin and I are also starting a quilt for her brother, the fabric is almost all cut out and ready to start piecing. We will have to make 180 half square triangles! I will have photos of that soon.
table topper for my sister and her sweet tooth
Finished! one of two sets of Valentine's Day towels
second set of Valentine's Day towels
Have a great Valentine's Day next week!
These roses were a belated birthday gift from my hair stylist, Kristal. Isn't that sweet?!

The blue and green block that I made for the AMQG Block Swap is part of Faith's Solstice Stars Series on her blog, Fresh Lemons Quilts.

Fresh Lemons Quilts Solstice Stars Series

I am linking up today with Freshly Pieced. Stop by and take a look at some other crafty blogs

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Oh yay! Your block looks so cute :-)

    1. Thanks, Claire! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's blocks at the meeting tomorrow.

  2. oh I really love the blue/green block for the swap xxxx

    1. Thanks, Lucy. I just added a button linking that to the Solstice Stars Series on the blog Fresh Lemons Quilts. I really like several of the stars in that series, so I plan to make some more.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. wow - you certainly have a lot of work completed/on the go - and it's beautifully executed too.

  4. What is that teal/orange/white fabric on the top of that first picture? Wedding table toppers, maybe?

    1. It would look great for wedding table toppers, I sent you a picture of that fabric when I bought it. Feel free to place a wedding order the next time you visit my studio! ;)